#1
I am currently in the market for a new guitar, and these two are at the top of my list right now. My two current guitars are a Squire Affinity Strat and an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro.

Schecter C1- http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/schecter-guitar-research-c-1-platinum-electric-guitar\

Gibson SGJ- http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-2014-sgj14-electric-guitar/j03330000005000


I play (or at least I attempt to play) just about everything from Metal to Blues. I tried out the SGJ at my local Guitar Center and I really liked it, but unfortunately they did not have the Schecter.

If anyone has any additional input as far as which guitar seems to be better, i would greatly appreciate it. I am also open to any other suggestions or recommendations.

My Preferences:
$600 or less
Hardtail
Solid Body
Decent upper fret access
Strat shape or SG shape preferred
Lighter than my Les Paul (shouldn't be hard, the thing is a rock)

Thank you for your time,


Cheers
Last edited by cal873 at Feb 19, 2014,
#2
Buy a used PRS SE Torero and block the trem. Miles better guitar than either of those.
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#3
The Schecter is a better guitar…but it’s got a blue-gray quilt top with ****ing bat inlays. So…**** man, just buy a PRS SE or an Epi Les Paul.
#4
A couple of real deals I can think of that I'd stack up against anything in the same price range...

The Reverend Bayonet is made for the heavy stuff- the RailHammer Anvil (B) and Chisel (N) give you high output with great tone. It's usually priced over $800, but not this one:
https://reverb.com/item/72575-reverend-bayonet-electrical-guitar

Fernandes aims most of its production line at guitars for harder genres, and they're having a clearance sale on limited quantities of their guitars. Definitely worth a look.
http://www.fernandesguitarshop.com/
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#5
Quote by Nico the Great
Buy a used PRS SE Torero and block the trem. Miles better guitar than either of those.

Or a PRS SE Custom 24. If you remove the tremolo arm, you don't even need to block the Custom 24's whole bridge, it's pretty stable by itself.
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#6
Quote by jpnyc
The Schecter is a better guitar…but it’s got a blue-gray quilt top with ****ing bat inlays. So…**** man, just buy a PRS SE or an Epi Les Paul.


Upon further research, i found out that the one pictured is actually the Damien Elite platinum. MF has the wrong picture, the C-1 has regular inlays.

Also, I will definitely start looking into some PRS guitars. Thank you all for the input.