#1
Hey everyone, I'm hoping for some help here. I have recently gotten a Schecter C-1 classic and I love it....except for on thing. It's really freakin heavy. Upwards of 10 pounds, and I'm wondering why, does anyone know? is it a certain part that I could switch out for an aftermarket one? I just don't get it, If theres nothing else I can do about it maybe I can get some examples of guitar straps that will help. Thanks!
#2
It's made of mahogany and is (Im assuming) thick. Nothing you can really do. My Cort is mahogany and is very heavy as well, you get used to it after a few months, i have .
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#3
Most of the guitar's weight comes from the woods that it's made with, so no, there isn't really anything you can replace.

As for guitar straps, something like a wide leather strap would probably be the most comfortable.
#4
did you not notice when you bought it?

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#6
He probably wasn't standing with it in the store.

TS, like dude above said, it's the body wood.
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#7
you will get used to the heavyness soon. get a nice wide strap to ease the load.
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#8
yeah, basically it's the wood used for the body. alders weigh lighter. hardware won't do much unless they're made of lead.

and i don't believe guitars gain weight like the player does after so many beers.

so cheers bro!
#9
and even if you did want to swap it prety much all schecters are that heavy...cept the semihollows...
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#10
Semi-hollow C-1s are dam sexy, but yea, you'll get used to the weight eventually. Just be glad you ain't playin a sousaphone lol.
#11
Thanks, damn that was some fast response time. Yeah I don't even notice the weight at first when playing, and I thought that maybe it could be the mahogany body, but some of the other guitars I've had were mahogany (Mustaine DV8-R) so I'd hoped it was something else, I figured I would just have to get used to it. Thanks!
#12
Just get a good strap and you're good to go . But the Schecter's I've played were EXTREMELY light. I played the Exotic Star and the Hellraiser. I was amazed at how light it was compared to my Jackson KE3. I can't see how the C-1 Classic will be any heavier, but it does have a maple top and neck.
#13
i've had this with a cheap vintage SG, i played on at the shop, which was very very light, like an SG should be, i ordered one of the internet, and recieved one that much weigh about 11 pounds or something insane, the wood is really dark also, looks good though.
#15
Yeah, all C-1 Classics weigh, I think, 11.something pounds.
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#16
I don't think it's heavey at all. Pussy.
Though I've owned 2 les pauls and I own a Ec-400 VF now so maybe it's just me.
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#17
Strap on a Les Paul Standard and play that for an hour standing. I can go 2 hours easy with mine. Bought it back in the early 90's. First jam session I took it to my entire neck was killing me after an hour.

Now, I don't even notice. Odd, I look bulkier in the mirror too

I recently bought a c-1 classic and didn't even notice the weight.