Purchased from: Mom's Music
Sound — 10
The guitar suits my style of music well, I play mostly hard rock and metal. I've been using it with a DigiTech Metal Master with a Fender 212R amp. The active electronics keep the guitar pretty quiet, never a problem with my noise suppressor anyways. The guitar can play pretty much anything really, heavy to clean, it's can do it. it's extremely easy to do pinch harmonics if that means anything to you.
Overall Impression — 8
I play mostly hard rock and metal, so this guitar does the job well. I've been playing for 2 years. Other than this guitar I have an Ibanez Artcore AS73 hollowbody, a Fender 212R amp, a Crate Flexwave is on it's way to my house right now, and too many effects to list. If this were stolen I would buy the model without the Floyd Rose. I love the sound of the guitar and how well it stays in tune, however I hate changing strings and drop tuning the Floyd Rose. I played several Jacksons and ESPs before I decided on this, the neck just feels better to my hand. The only thing I wish it had was solid black hardware.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I haven't played it Live yet, but it's stood up to 2 and a half hours a day for 8 months. The hardware it where I found a problem, the black chrome on this model isn't very durable and oxidized within the first 2 months. The strap buttons held well, but I'm the kind of guy Who throws his guitar around alot, so I put in a set of Schaller straplocks. This guitar seems dependable to me, and I would use it without a backup. The finish is barely scratched, very thick gloss.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
To be honest I don't know how the guitar was set-up at the factory. The tech at Mom's Music check everything out and set it up again, I don't know Who did what but it seems good to me. The tech told me that the bridge pup was a little too close so he lowered it for me. The has a few flaws in the white binding, they can only be seen from certain angles so I didn't worry about it.
Features — 8
I have a 2006 model Schecter C-1FR. This model is part of Schecter's Diamond Series which are crafted in Korea. It has a 24 fret neck with extra jumbo frets. The model I purchased is gloss black (the guitar is also available in white). This model has a Floyd Rose Licensed tremelo. The electronics are active and offer 2 volume, 1 tone controls, and a 3-way pickup selector. The C-1FR is equipped with Duncan Designed HB-105 humbuckers in both neck and bridge positions. It has non-locking tuners made by Schecter. The guitar came with a cable that cut out after a weeks use, that's why I stick with monster cable.