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Schecter C-1 Platinum Overview

Schecter Guitar Research

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In recent history, few guitars have made waves in the hard rock and metal scene as the C-1 Platinum from Schecter Guitar Research has. A Guitar Center exclusive, this C-1 Platinum Blackout model flaunts an all-black satin finish with matching polished hardware, a welcome addition for players seeking an especially sharp aesthetic edge to complement their playing style. From its sleek ergonomic design ideal for lightning-fast soloing and comfortably heavy riffing to its thoughtfully curated electronics featuring EMG 81 and 85 pickups, this C1-Platinum is primed to make your darkest dreams a reality.

Schecter C-1 Platinum Blackout Neck

Form and Function

Catering to players of heavier genres—but versatile enough to suit any playing style—the Schecter C-1 Platinum Blackout features a bevy of shred-friendly appointments. Its three-piece mahogany neck delivers optimum sustain and comfort, along with a rosewood fretboard and 24 extra-jumbo frets. An ultra-access cutaway offers effortless reach to the highest notes, while the body’s contoured design lends an exquisitely natural feel to your playing experience.

Schecter C-1 Platinum Blackout Headstock

Rock-Solid Reliability

The Schecter C-1 Platinum pulls out all the stops in properly setting the stage for that sought-after tone. Performance Series tuners from TonePro adorn the headstock, ensuring high-precision, 20:1 gear-ratio tuning for the ultimate accuracy. Consistent with the blacked-out theme on this C-1 axe, they sport black a Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut and come set up from the factory with DR Black Beauty strings. DR designed Black Beauties for an extra-long life with their deceptively smooth-playing hard coating on all six strings. This is accomplished by coating the wrap wire before winding it around the core, giving them their openness and natural tonality and hand feel.

Schecter C-1 Platinum Blackout EMG 81/85 Pickups

Legendary EMG Pickups

With all the trappings for unimpeded shredding on deck, Schecter added the perfect electronic accompaniments to set your tone ablaze. They did this with an infamous combo of EMG 81 and 85 pickups. Endlessly versatile, the EMG 81 is renowned for having revolutionized the world of pickups with its ceramic magnetic construction, close-aperture coils and low-impedance output—delivering the sonic clarity needed for the most demanding sessions and performances. Just as adaptable, the EMG 85 pickup boasts Alnico 5 magnets, yielding that cravably warm, round tonality that beautifully juxtaposes its 81 counterpart—making the EMG 81/85 the celebrated dynamic duo it’s now famous for.

Schecter C-1 Platinum Blackout Electric Guitar

Fade to Black

As you can see, there’s a dark horde of reasons why the Schecter C-1 Platinum has become a staple in heavy metal guitarists’ arsenals. And with its exclusive all-black façade, you’ve got another irresistible temptation beckoning your hands to come and play it. Visit the only place you can find it—your local Guitar Center—and step into total darkness.

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  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck with Thin C profile
  • Ebony fretboard
  • EMG 81/85 pickup

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  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Neck shape: Thin C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Fretboard material: Ebony
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: EMG 81/85 active
  • Tuner: TonePros 20:1
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Saddle & nut: Graph Tech TUSQ
  • Case: Sold separately

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Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.

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