Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar
In stock at Guitar Center
The Schecter C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar takes everything guitar players love about the popular C-1 and adds platinum fingerboard inlays, fretboard and body binding, and satin chrome hardware. This C-1 also boasts a double cutaway mahogany body, 25.5" scale set maple neck, and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard. A Schecter Ultra Access neck joint lets you reach the entire fretboard with ease and comfort. It's loaded with a pair of EMG Active 81/85 pickups for an incredible range of tones.
The original Rotomatic with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination.
The most common fretboard, rosewood is naturally oily, and works well for any surface that sees frequent human contact. The sound is richer in fundamental than maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores.
EMG Active 81/85 pickups
One of the most popular EMG' the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high-end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions, the sound can only be described as blistering. Recommended pairings include the classic 81/85 setup.
3-piece maple neck
The C-1 Platinum is made with three pieces of maple for extra stability. Where standard necks may show aging defects from temperature and moisture changes throughout the years, the three-piece neck will stay nice and straight for a lifetime of playability.
Reviews From Buyers
I've been playing for about 7 months and was looking for a guitar to replace my starter pack Squier Strat. I find myself playing more metal with aggressive distortion and a lot of pinch harmonics and I was dissatisfied with the distorted tone on the Squier.
I looked for a guitar with a reliable brand name and something with few parts I would need to replace and a long lasting guitar. I was searching and stumbled upon this Schecter model that came stock with EMG's. I had watched several videos and read up on hardware for guitars to make sure I knew what I was buying. Grover tuners, EMG pickups 81/85, Black tusq nut, this guitar had very high quality parts for a stock guitar. The design was also incredible leaving me with virtually no option. So on a trip to the US I stopped at guitarcenter and picked it up to play.
The tone of the EMG's was bitey and aggressive exactly how I wanted. The neck felt smooth and had a recessed joint for access which is extremely helpful. Played a few of my favorite riffs and couldn't put the guitar down. I played for about an hour in guitarcenter, came back the next day and bought it. Its a fantastic guitar for distorted tone however the clean tone is exceptional. Of course I do not have much experience but I know what feels good and this guitar feels good. This was a perfect first guitar and Schecter has really surprised me with the quality of the instrument.