Have we got a gorgeous metal monster in store for you today! If you are looking for a mean guitar to play heavy metal and hard rock on, but still looking to save a few bucks, the Schecter C1 Custom is your deal.
Based on the looks, you’d give this guitar a higher price. More importantly, the components match the looks too, leaving us with a great electric guitar at a fairly affordable and reasonable price. If you are interested in equipping yourself with a guitar made for metal, check out our Schecter C1 Custom review, it’s definitely one of the top picks you should consider.
Schecter C1 Custom Features
Apart from the striking looks, the guitar utilizes a high-quality solid mahogany body with a quilted maple top, a solid, slim, playable and comfortable 3-pc maple neck crafted with young shredding axemen in mind, a TonePros TOM bridge, and a set of first-rate Seymour Duncan Custom SH-11 / ’59 (SH1n) pickups to deliver the goods. Also included in the mix is a high-end ebony neck to get those fingers running up and down some scales, as well as a Tune-o-matic bridge system.
Apart from every certificate and quality standard as the majority of the company’s high-end products, the six-string comes with a limited lifetime guarantee, pointing out that the manufacturers indeed mean business.
Roaring, lean and mean. The set of Seymour Duncan pickups ensures a strong sound with loads of gain in distortion mode, yet crystal clear output in clean mode. The coil splitting feature and tone control knobs ensure plenty of tonal versatility but this thing always delivers a crisp and modern sound with just a pinch of vintage vibe.
This means that all the sound frequencies are well covered, from a strong low end, through a punchy middle section, all the way to bright, loud and clear treble. The sound is well rounded up, rich and full. It’s easy to crank it up to 11 with this thing, but still fairly possible to tone things down and keep a low profile while jamming away.
What we like
We like the strong sound, we really do. It’s high quality stuff we’re talking about here, and it becomes rather difficult not to enjoy the crisp clarity, the roaring distortion and all the subtle nuances in-between. We are also very fond of the classy design, the sleek finish, elegant looks and all the eye-catching details. The components are very strong and level of durability and reliability is at a very satisfactory level.
We like how the guitar can be easily adapted to all the nuances. Although the product caters only to a certain niche, it does an amazing job at adapting to all the subgenres of metal and hard rock. You’ll have to agree that there’s quite a few of them out there, and many of them require significantly different tonal approach. Finally, the price deserves a major thumbs up from here. Considering the sound quality, design and all the nifty features, this guitar is a true bargain.
What we don’t like
In the downers segment, we have to point out once again that this is a metal guitar. OK, hard rock, prog metal, prog rock, djent and all the other subgenres of heavy music apply, but that’s pretty much where it stops. The signal on this thing is roaring and powerful, so if you’re looking for that old-school toned down vibe, you’ll have to look further. Not that you won’t be able to use this six-string for other genres per se, it’s just that you’ll be better off with another instrument at a similar price.
In a nutshell, this is an amazing heavy metal guitar and one of the finest products of its niche. The price is very budget friendly and affordable, the sound is awesome and the looks will get you hooked from the get-go, even if you’re not a fan of the sound. This leaves us with no choice but to give Schecter C1 Custom a thumbs up and highly recommend it to all the guitar-fueled aficionados out there.