Purchased from: Al Havener's Custom Guitars
Sound — 9
This guitar suits all of my music needs. I play everything fom classical to distorted so much you can't tell which notes they are. I am currently using a Marshall MG50DFX along with some friends effects. I plugged it into a Marshall Mode Four and cranked it three fouths of the way up and it was unbelievably awesome! It's never noisy on any settings and has a rich full sound, but can be very bright. I can seem to get every sound, but I can't get much feedback on real humid days (Florida).
Overall Impression — 10
Sience I play every style of music and I use it with all of those styles I would say that this is the best match ever, especially for $700. I've been playing for 5 years and have never played anything like this for the price. I also own a Alvarez acoustic guitar (excellent) and a Fender P-bass (love it). If I had to ask any question before buying it, that would be "Why is this guitar at such a low Prcice?". If it were stollen I would hunt down that S.O.B. and kill him/her. I love everything about it, but I hate getting it dirty. My favorite feature is the Eagle theme. It has beautifull pickup covers with eagles and a eagle design at the twelth fret. I compared it to other products such as "Paul Reed Smith's Hollowbody 2, 513, Santana 2, Modern Eagles, etc. ", but I chose this one because it sounded just as good and I could afford this one. The one thing I wish it had is a more stable toggle switch.
Reliability & Durability — 9
My guitar has withstanded 25 shows with no problems. The hardware will last if you clean it every 2 weeks or so. My guitar teacher had gold hardware and it came off because he didn't clean it enough. Strap buttons are extremely solid. I say you could depend on it without a backup, but I always have a backup just in case. I think that the finish will last a long time, but you have to keep it clean!
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was set up so well at the factory I was able to take it to a friend's house right after I bought it and jam. The action is just right for me, but I have big hands so I can't say much, but my friends all say it's perfect for them. Pickups adjusted perfectly. Everything was routed correctly, for me that's a surprise. I can truely say that this guitar had no flaws at all, besides when it gets dirty you can really see it.
Features — 10
The Schecter C-1 30th Anniversary was made in 2006 in North Korea. It has 24 frets and has an ebony fretboard. It has a flame maple top and is See-Through Black. The body and neck are both made out of solid mahogany. It has a Tone pos bridge and is stung through the body.It has two Seymour Duncan custom '59 humbuckers. It has two volume and one tone controls, along with coil tap. It has a toggle switch, but it is sort of cheap looking. It has gold locking Sperzel tuners. Mine came with a really nice gig bag ($100+).