#1
Is it just me or have schecters became extremely expensive? I was looking on US sites and a C1 is about $450 (£300)! Here it has gone to £600 min!
#2
that's because the tax rates are different and they consider shipping outside america expensive although it costs more to ship them to america
#3
Are you sure you were looking at the same series of C1? And guitars tend to be cheaper in the US.
#4
The exchange rate is pretty horrendous atm as well. Most if not all brands prices have gone up over the past 6 months or so.

Edit: If the price is putting you off a C1 you might want to look at the Washburn X50pro - they are almost the same spec.
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#5
Paid +1000$ for my Schecter Tempest Custom because i live in Europe. They are like 600$ in the US
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#6
They're pretty cheap used. Got my C1 Classic for £300, and bought/sold a C1 Hellraiser for £250.
#7
This is why ever UK-dwelling person should go Washburn.
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#8
^ +1. well, if you like them, anyway.

schecters were always pretty expensive here. ditto esp and ltd. Though it's got worse recently, certainly.
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#9
Frankly the only brands that are reasonably priced in the UK now are the smaller and UK-based brands like Fret King, Vintage, etc.
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^ +1. well, if you like them, anyway.

schecters were always pretty expensive here. ditto esp and ltd. Though it's got worse recently, certainly.


gotta agree with you there Dave. ive seen some LTDs going for £1300 which is ridiculous as its supposed to be a 'lower' end brand. and ESP claim its affordable. Alot of the LTDs are overpriced for what you get but people on this forum love them for some reason.

With Schecters the best time to buy would have been when Sound Control was the Distributor and selling them at a huge loss, where they were $700 in the US they would sell for £400 in the UK.
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#12
Well.
I paid 1400 to get my C1 into Canada, then shipped to my music dealer.

I t'was the sea green one, they didn't have any in stock anywhere, and when it finally came available, there obviously wasn't any in Canada =p

They only brought over 3 to the warehouse in Montreal.


I think you have it pretty good =p
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yeah, pretty much. to be honest, i'd have always said they were the best value (i'm not a major fan of vintage, though, any i've tried anyway, it's possible we get the rejects over here in NI ) even before the economy and exchange rate went to crap, but it's far worse even now. If you're willing to search, you might still find the odd washburn at the old prices, but even they're not as good value as they used to be.

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(a)gotta agree with you there Dave. ive seen some LTDs going for £1300 which is ridiculous as its supposed to be a 'lower' end brand. and ESP claim its affordable. Alot of the LTDs are overpriced for what you get but people on this forum love them for some reason.

(b) With Schecters the best time to buy would have been when Sound Control was the Distributor and selling them at a huge loss, where they were $700 in the US they would sell for £400 in the UK.


(a) yeah. I don't mind americans' liking of them- they're reasonably-priced in the states, that's fair enough (ditto schecter, to be honest). £1300 is taking the piss, though. I tried an ec1000 (pretty much top of the LTD range) a while back, and it was a nice guitar no doubt, but the price on it was like £900- and that was before the economy, exchange rate and prices went to hell. No way it was worth that, and it probably costs even more now. I imported an edwards, which is a nicer guitar in my opinion, for around half that, and I think it's a better guitar. granted, the edwards is much more like a "real" LP, so it's not really comparing like with like- but even comparing the less subjective things, the edwards has a much higher spec. my edwards has a one-piece body and neck, while both the neck and body on the LTD were 3-piece. I'm aware that 3 pieces can equal more strength in the neck (even still I'd say it's probably more due to cost-cutting than design), but in the body?



(b) yeah, probably. Although the problem with that is that at that time you could get a washburn x50pro for £300 (and often the wi65pro for £250), both of which had, arguably, a better spec. As long as you didn't just love the schecter neck profile (or hate the washburn one), of course.

Plus you had to buy from sound control. some of the guitars I've tried in sound control were in horrible condition.
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thanks for that, mr stiglitz, but it's a little more complicated than that.
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#16
In the UK due to the exchange rate prices have really gone up. I was lucky enough to have the money to buy before everything went up. Some of it is the manufacturers pushing the prices up even further though.
#17
Yeah i do remember going into sound control and seeing a rep telling the manager that he needs to hire compitant staff, it made me laugh alittle. But i always got put off in their milton keynes store because the guitars were never set up. Played a really nice schecter in there then when i put it up on the stand and talked price with the kid working there i saw some kid pick it up and drop it.....there was a huge dent in it and a crack in the paint and the kids mum screamed at the guy in the store,

but sound control were really bad, sadly reverb werent much better. But schecters are better to pick up off ebay these days. Plus washburns have always played better to me
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#18
yeah, i always preferred washburn, too.

i know about the staff. I actually never had a problem with the sound control staff the few times I was in sound control, but some of the guitars were in really poor condition, I don't see why anyone would buy them. I always think, you can pay minimum wage (or close to it), but you're going to get minimum wage-quality work...
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