#1
Hey, I'm getting a guitar over the summer and I was thinking of the Schecter C-1 Elite:

http://www.schecterguitars.com/spec.asp?id=11#

I play Hard Rock and some punk and I was wondering if it's good for my genre or is there another guitar out there. The guitar is $999 at my local store, but I think I can bargain. Any suggestions? Pros and cons?

Thanks in advance
#2
DEAR GOD! Do NOT pay, under ANY circumstance, 999 for this thing. Don't try to bargain, either. It's LIST price is lower than that, my friend. LIST.

Street is 549$. Musician's Friend will ship it to you for free.

And no, the Elite isn't that great. Look at the C-1 Hellraiser and C-1 Blackjack models. 649$ and 549$ respectively.
#4
Dude, that's what its built for, metal and hard rock. It is a rock guitar. It rocks. I don't know how else to put it to you, but it will play rock.
#5
the elite is great, only thing wrong with it is the pickups... lol i know i've got one. Dont pay $999 that = rip off , try to haggle them down to internet prices.

actually i just spotted your from canada ignore that haggle thing.
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#6
I'd recommend the Blackjack over that, it's cheaper and has better pickups.
#8
it has passive pickups so if you prefer that sound over the actives then go with it. I myself have an Avenger Hellraiser and love every aspect of it. And if you live anywhere near the border of canada and U.S.A then just jump over a buy one here, or use musicians friend. I payed 650 for my hellraiser and it beats the Elite. Which are very nice as is everything schecter makes, but the hellraiser series is the best they make.
#9
your local guitar store is full of jackasses to try and charge 999 for that, thats BS, but agree totally with ^
#11
Quote by hckfrk38
What's the difference between Passive and Active pickups?


Active pickups run on batteries and have a higher output are quiter and are made for intense metal. Passive pickups imo have a more defined tone and are more versatile tone. They don't require batteries either.
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#12
Quote by hckfrk38
I'm in Canada
List in Canada is $1299 becasue of tarrifs


I live in Canada too, and $1299 is bullcrap. You're getting screwed over. I've got a deal for a Schecter C-1 classic (IMO nicer, and a helluva lot better looking than the Elite), where it'll come to ballpark $800, we just need to work out how its getting shipped here. Worse comes to worse, go online, and get it. You'll be able to get it shipped (for god's sake buy a hard-top case) and the case for under 1000 CAN. Best of luck, I'm in love with Schecters. lol
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