#1
I've been thinking about buying myself a nice christmas gift

Now I'm stuck between

Schecter C-1+
I like the feel, pretty nice
Don't like the inlays, and it has so/so Duncan "Designed" pickups


Schecter C-1 Classic
Almost the same as the C-1+
But with Duncan JB/Jazz and nicer inlays.
Though it is alot heavier



and a Parker P-42
I'm leaning towards this one
Haven't tried this guitar out before but I've tried a Parker before
and loved it.
I hear the pickups kinda suck
But with the money I save I can drop in same nice Dimarzios or Bare Knuckles


Hm, overall I like the C-1's but I've always wanted a Parker.
What do you guys think?
Recommend me something else if you'd like
#2
For me, from a totally cosmetic point of view the Schecters look poncy. Granted I've not tried them, though.

I'd be more into giving the Parker a go. You know it will be a quality build, but what of the sound and versatility?
#3
c-1 classic. i have a c-1 exotic star, awesome guitar; good tone, everything
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i can 100% guarantee the neck on the Parker will be better than the Schecters, if that helps.
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Parkers are the ugliest guitars I've ever seen , how people like them is beyond me
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Parkers are the ugliest guitars I've ever seen , how people like them is beyond me


They're not the prettiest guitars but they do usually play nicely. I thought that Parker's looked horrible until I saw one in a local guitar shop, completely changed my mind.
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Parkers are the ugliest guitars I've ever seen , how people like them is beyond me


Then why post? You didn't add anything to the thread at all. I like Parkers

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You are going to HAVE to try these guitars, especially the Parker; they are definitely love or hate things. I'm also not sure you can change the pickups very easily, I heard somewhere that they use thinner pickups than normal because of the thin body but someone else will have to back me up on that.

I would personally lean towards the Parker but you'll have to try one.
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C-1 Classic
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#11
TS here
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I'm still leaning towards the Parker
It's not about beauty but the playability
And Parkers are amazing in those terms

I hear they're pretty versatile to.

I mostly play metal
But I need a guitar that can do that and more.


EDIT:
I've played a Nitefly
And I gotta say that's how I fell in love with Parker guitars
Do you guys think the P-42 will at least feel the same?
and maybe sound the same with some different pickups?


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#13
the schecter c-1 classic has always been one of my favorite schecter models, and schecter is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, brand, so i may sound biased, but i dont like them for no reason, i like them cuz they kick ass
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#14
Schecter C-1 Classic. Best looking and in my opinion the best playibility.
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He did say that he was open to other suggestions! and the Ke3 is a great guitar, really good tone and playability
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I would personally lean towards the Parker but you'll have to try that model.


Fixed!

Try it out, I'm not sure about the neck dimensions and all but I bet 100% it's different from the Schecter guitars.
#18
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I'm also not sure you can change the pickups very easily, I heard somewhere that they use thinner pickups than normal because of the thin body but someone else will have to back me up on that.


I believe only the Fly uses special pickups. My Nitefly appears to use normal ones.
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#19
Well I've known a couple of people who owned lower level Parkers, and they say it's like a completely different guitar compared to what Parker is known for. I was gonna say Parker, but go Schecter.
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#20
Go shecter. I have a C-1 hellraiser, and I love it. Definitely try both though, as I have a few friends who hate the neck on mine.
#21
c1 classic
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#22
I'd say the C1, but i haven't tried a parker
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#23
I've been putting alot of thought into it

And I think I'll get the Parker
Due to how light it is and the neck is amazing.

Then drop some Dimarzio EVO's in it.

Has anybody tried the JEM with Evo's in 'em?
My god, those pickups sound crazy good
But it might be the quality of the guitar
Most of it has to come from the pickups though

But I get the feeling I'll have myself one badass guitar once I put those pickups in
#24
Yes i am a schecter fan, but i also have ESP's, and a les paul. IN MY OPINION THOSE PARKER FLYS ARE ONE OF THE UGLIEST GUITARS EVER MADE! Them and steinbergers.
#25
i really like Schecters - i've got a c1 blackjack ATX fr with duncan blackouts (standard) in it, and i luv it. And i'm now setting my sights on 1 or 2 more Schecters lol

BUT saying that, if you've always really wanted a Parker, it seems to me like you'll still be hunting em down if you were to buy a Schecter, so maybe it's worth trying what you've had your heart set on, and if it's every bit as good as people say then great. If you're not happy, get rid of it and buy a Schecter instead, but at least you'll have cured that curiosity =)

Oh and if you're interested in the Dimarzio Evo's, i've heard that for a mahogany-bodied guitar, the Evo2 is better than the regular Evo for the bridge position. Feel free to discuss this with guitar shops or email Dimarzio about it, but that's just what another Schecter user mentioned to me (alot of Schecter guitars are mahogany).
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