S-1 Elite Electric Guitar Black Cherry

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The Schecter S-1 Elite is a beautiful, versatile electric guitar at a great price. An arched, figured maple top; set-in mahogany neck; Duncan Designed humbuckers; abalone binding; and cool inlays give... Read More

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The Schecter S-1 Elite is a beautiful, versatile electric guitar at a great price. An arched, figured maple top; set-in mahogany neck; Duncan Designed humbuckers; abalone binding; and cool inlays give this guitar a dressed-to-kill attitude. And its sound lives up to its looks. TonePros string-thru-body bridge provides rock-solid stability.

Features
  • Arched figured maple top
  • Set neck
  • Abalone binding
  • Design inlays
  • Duncan Designed humbuckers
  • Black chrome or gold hardware depending on color
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4.9

(based on 24 reviews)

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GO Schecter

Lets start with some history, Schecter started as a high end company with no guitars under $2000 dollars but recently they have discovered ways to produce near the same quality for thousands less. The...Read complete review

Lets start with some history, Schecter started as a high end company with no guitars under $2000 dollars but recently they have discovered ways to produce near the same quality for thousands less. The S-1 elite is an amazing example of Schecter's low price, yet awesome guitars. Ok now to the praises... I went into guitar center planning to get a schecter but played all types of guitars, and no gibson-including the les paul and Sg supreme- couldnt stand up to schecter. This guitar is a good mid-range schecter that has amazing sustain, stays in tune forever, blows you away distorted, and then susprises you with the warm, clean sound. I could go on forever but put shortly, if you want a versital guitar skip everyone else and head to the schecter section.

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KAt

I bought the Schecter expecting a gibon, that was the problem is that if expecting a certain sound you will never create a sound. In the Scorpoins view it would be a new hard...Read complete review

I bought the Schecter expecting a gibon, that was the problem is that if expecting a certain sound you will never create a sound. In the Scorpoins view it would be a new hard rock sound good luck to ever owns one I think the sound is out there.

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5.0

Amazing ... Purely Amazing

By EthanHaasWasRight

from Toms River, NJ

Ive owned and rocked the S1 Elite for over a year now ... purely awesome. im the lead guitarist of a band from New Jersey and im the kind that cant stand still so i run around alot on stage ... this guitar is PERFECT for that .. light, versatile, pure, everything about this axe screams gold. i used to have an original, non ripped off gibson les paul with active emg 81/60 as my primary weapon of choice ... that changed ... if you want a quality instrument for anything from rock to death metal, this is the guitar to get!!!!!

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5.0

S-1 Hasnt let me down

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought it a couple of days ago and found out that I couldn't put it down. However, the sound is a bit lighter than the Gryphon. I love it though, I personally love to play riffs from Avenged Sevenfold and this guitar is perfect for it. But, I will say if you want a guitar that can rip for less, get the Schecter Gryphon Limited Edition.

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5.0

GO Schecter

By Schecter Rocks

from MS

Lets start with some history, Schecter started as a high end company with no guitars under $2000 dollars but recently they have discovered ways to produce near the same quality for thousands less. The S-1 elite is an amazing example of Schecter's low price, yet awesome guitars. Ok now to the praises... I went into guitar center planning to get a schecter but played all types of guitars, and no gibson-including the les paul and Sg supreme- couldnt stand up to schecter. This guitar is a good mid-range schecter that has amazing sustain, stays in tune forever, blows you away distorted, and then susprises you with the warm, clean sound. I could go on forever but put shortly, if you want a versital guitar skip everyone else and head to the schecter section.

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4.0

Great

By WhyDoIDoThis

from Everywhere

Throw on some EMG's and your set to play exactly what this guitar was made for,its fast,it screams perfect tone every time. And if you want to play clean,it can do that great too. But as far as diversity goes,it's limited. The Duncan pickups are good but they just don't match for some reason. If you want to get some crazy awesome effects, pick up your telecaster. This guitar is made to rock,and it does very well.

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5.0

The S1 elite is the way to go

By brnrubber302

from Maryland

I got the S1 elite about a month ago and havent ever been dissapointed with its great quality. Put this guitar up against any $1000-$1500 guitar and the schecter will win. The most amazing thing about this guitar in my opinion is the quiality of craftsmanship and strenth this guitar has. From the mother of pearl inlays to the golden schecter emblem on the head, this guitar is a winner. I usually play hard rock and metal but switch this thing over to a nice acoustic setting with some chouus on ur amp and it will blow your mind! Back to it's strength, the day after i got it I was playing at a gig. I handed the guitar to my friend to put on the stand for me. The guitar fell. I freaked out but i turns out that there was mo reason to. Even though te guitar fell directly on a tile floor and git right on the head there was not 1 scratch. Overall if your looking for an amazing guitar for a quite modest price, this is the guitar for you.

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5.0

the best guitar I have ever played

By metalmaniac666

from Fullerton, CA

I got the Schecter S-1 Elite for christmas. I played it before at guitar center and it just blew me away, the sound was outstanding. You can play clean, or with a lot of distortion and it still sounds great. The only thing I did to it was I replaced the bridge pickup with a Dimebucker and it sounds really good! overall the whole guitar is a beautiful work of art it looks great, sounds great, and is a blast to play. I highly recommend that everyone should at least try this guitar out because you wont be dissappointed.

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5.0

The S-1 Pwns

By Torch21

from Boracay, Philippines

Ive played many guitars, and this one has stood out above all the rest. What really caught my attention was the low action it had without any of that annoying ring. The body design in itself is amazing as well, its not too thick or too skinny, so theres a happy median for you, and it doesnt mess with the tone, the guitar is perfect in almost every aspect. Prepare for the ultimate metal guitar

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5.0

Great intermediate guitar!

By Anonymous

from Nowhere

The Schecter S-1 Elite is my second guitar, my first was a Squier Strat. I was amazed when I played it at the store. I wasn't supposedly getting it until September, but instead I got it yesterday. The Schecter sounds better than the Squier, but also is much easier to play and I can even play faster than before on it due to the smooth neck with some sort of finish that makes it feel way faster yet still accurate to play. I was also looking at a PRS SE Custom, but when I played the Schecter after it, the Schecter won. I also love the inlays of mother-of-pearl. They make the guitar look much, much more expensive than it is. I know that I will stay with this guitar for a long time and still love it.

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5.0

More than its worth

By Rosesofhara

from Cincinnati,OH

This guitar is the best ive ever played so far,and for the price its the best value too.the elite stands up to the SG and maybe even the les paul.its got amazing distortion and a great clean channel.i play this on a marshall MG50DFX and i can get any sound i want from clean with alot of fx,to slayer.this guitar has a coil tap so you can take off some distortion by pulling the tone knob.for the sound,looks,playibility,value,and qaulity this guitar should be well into the thousands up there with the best!

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5.0

The best guitar I have ever owned

By Ray

from Yonkers N.Y

I purchased my S-1 elite on May 24 2007. It is by far the best guitar I have ever played or owned. I have had some nice guitars, Some of which include Jackson, Ibanez, epiphone, Esp & Kramer. The sound this guitar produces is amazing for the price. Rich tone nice shreds.I will without a doubt record and gig out with this guitar. Thanks to Jon at your Larchmont Ny. store for helping me make a good selection he was knowledgeable and friendly--you have a customer for life... Hey Jon I am coming for that vhetta combo next month.

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