Schecter

train

Senior Stratmaster
Silver Member
Jan 22, 2015
1,068
Usa.
Indonesia and s. Korea . Factory’s.. indo handles the entry level (500) s Korea -1k > schecterguitarresearch.com has good spec sheets on all their models . Everything but the weight. They all seem to be built for speed.
 

Chuck8436

Senior Stratmaster
May 12, 2017
2,883
Texas
Indonesia and s. Korea . Factory’s.. indo handles the entry level (500) s Korea -1k > schecterguitarresearch.com has good spec sheets on all their models . Everything but the weight. They all seem to be built for speed.
Boooo. That sucks. The satin neck thing is lame too, but I would've polished that. If the neck is skinny, there's just no way.
 

stormsedge

Senior Stratmaster
Gold Supporting Member
Jun 7, 2012
3,388
East Tennessee, USA
How Thin are the necks?

If you look at the spec sheet for a particular guitar on the Schecter site, they note the nut width (generally 42mm for FR, 43mm on most others), the neck thickness at a couple of points on the neck (depends), and the profile (generally a thin C).

They fit me well. I do not feel much difference between them, my Fender Player or Gretsch Streamliners.
 

pn8830

Strat-O-Master
Jun 2, 2021
612
NJ
I'm very happy with my S-1. The neck at first felt a little bit chunkier than I like but I think I got used to it.

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Exhead

Strat-Tinkerer
Gold Supporting Member
Jun 19, 2014
1,987
Temples of Syrinx
How Thin are the necks? Like Ibanez Wizard thin? That might be a deal breaker for me

Not too thin. Is comfortable for me but I like a thinner neck really.

Specs on this particular guitar.


  • Fretboard Radius: 14" (355mm)
  • Neck Shape: Thin C
  • Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .787" (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866" (22mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
 

Chuck8436

Senior Stratmaster
May 12, 2017
2,883
Texas
Not too thin. Is comfortable for me but I like a thinner neck really.

Specs on this particular guitar.


  • Fretboard Radius: 14" (355mm)
  • Neck Shape: Thin C
  • Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .787" (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866" (22mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
That's on the solo-ii? That is fairly thin, but not much thinner than I like. I wonder how much different a 10th of an inch will feel
 

DJGranite

Senior Stratmaster
Feb 12, 2012
1,322
Maine
I have a 2003 Schecter C-1 Classic.
Based on my experience with it I would buy another Schector.
Great features, well built with top quality parts.
Arched Quilted Maple top, 2 octave Maple and Walnut Neck-thru construction, Mahogany body wings, Seymour Duncan pickups,
TonePros T3BT TOM w/ String Thru Body bridge setup,
Graph Tech Tusq XL Nut, Grover tuning machines...

A lot of guitar for reasonable money.
Plays excellent, with low action and sound great.
It has jumbo frets and the neck isn't super thin or thick, feels good in my hands.
It is a bit gaudy with the neck inlay but some people really like that.
Personally I would rather have a less flashy inlay, but I got it used under $200 w/HC needing only a Pot repair so yeah, I'll live with it :rolleyes:
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Extreme value on the used market
 

Chuck8436

Senior Stratmaster
May 12, 2017
2,883
Texas
I have a 2003 Schecter C-1 Classic.
Based on my experience with it I would buy another Schector.
Great features, well built with top quality parts.
Arched Quilted Maple top, 2 octave Maple and Walnut Neck-thru construction, Mahogany body wings, Seymour Duncan pickups,
TonePros T3BT TOM w/ String Thru Body bridge setup,
Graph Tech Tusq XL Nut, Grover tuning machines...

A lot of guitar for reasonable money.
Plays excellent, with low action and sound great.
It has jumbo frets and the neck isn't super thin or thick, feels good in my hands.
It is a bit gaudy with the neck inlay but some people really like that.
Personally I would rather have a less flashy inlay, but I got it used under $200 w/HC needing only a Pot repair so yeah, I'll live with it :rolleyes:
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Extreme value on the used market
Wow, that's nice
 

Miotch

Most Honored Senior Member
Jun 28, 2011
5,320
ok
Haven't owned one, but I've picked up several in the store than impressed me a lot. A friend, now deceased, who was very well off and quite the guitar snob, swore by his $500 Korean one. Said it was a better guitar value than any of his multi-thousand-dollar LPs, PRSs and Custom Shops.
 

Chuck8436

Senior Stratmaster
May 12, 2017
2,883
Texas
View attachment 513687 I guess the neck is a little thinner than some of my other guitars :eek:
Honestly with my playing style I never even noticed until tonight :D
I’m totally satisfied with my C1 Platinum though .
I tend to prefer fatter necks, but my explorers have slim taper necks and I don't feel much of a difference. I think they may be a little wider though. I really like that schecter I'm looking at, but I don't want to be disappointed by the feel. Either way, guitar center has a good return policy.
 

Chuck8436

Senior Stratmaster
May 12, 2017
2,883
Texas
So these are the two finishes I'm torn between. I wish the tops were swapped, then I'd definitely go with the natural one. I want the natural top, but the back is black. And the black top has a transparent back. Leaning towards the natural top anyway.

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The-Kid

Dr. Stratster
Feb 15, 2014
12,134
SO CAL USA
The Nick Johnston ones are where its at either the Indonesian ones or the USA ones especially are worth their weight in gold.



The Reaper 6 is also damn the most guitar you can get for 500-600$ and feels every bit as good as an MIJ or MIA guitar in quality, sound and feel. Not sure if they make one with a Floyd but the Hardtail is butter non the less.


Also some of their 250$ guitars are as good or better than any Squire costing close to twice as much. Those ones they make in the 250$ range I would easily rock and have no shame.



All around not just decent for the money but definitely goes above and beyond regarding quality and sound IMO.
 

The-Kid

Dr. Stratster
Feb 15, 2014
12,134
SO CAL USA
I have had this one for about 2 weeks and it is a screamer. Solid build, great options and look. Only drawback for me so far is the locking nut height when playing one song I know and movement up the board in the riff. Bought it used in perfect condition. Based on this guitar I would buy another Schecter. Original price was $1,229 now at $859. Picked this one up with a form fitting flight case for $500.

2018 Schecter C1-FR Platinum

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These ones are pretty damn spectacular and just amazing!!!

Cheers
 


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