C-1 Lady Luck review by Schecter

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.8 (17 votes)
Schecter: C-1 Lady Luck

Sound — 9
It works great for metal, the pickups rival my les Paul with emgs for grabbing pinch harmonics. The coil taps make it pretty versatile though I went from a Killswitch Engage song to a jimi hendrix song and it pulled it off pretty good. I'm using it with a Peavey classic 50 all tube amp, with a Boss ns2 noise reduction and a DigiTech Grunge pedal, or just the amps distortion for less metal sounds and it really just sounds good with pretty much whatever I do to it, it is quickly becoming my favorite guitar.

Overall Impression — 10
the guitar just puts out an awesome vibe, even in The Music store it just caught almost every persons attention that walked by it, I probably saw 20 people play it in the course of about 20 minutes so I thought man I gotta check this bad boy out, and I'm glad I did because it's one kick ass guitar.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This thing just has a good sturdy feel to it, it's one of those guitars you can tell your gonna have for a long time, as far as the finish goes I'm pretty careful with my guitars and it seems pretty thisck so I don't think anything is going to Hurt it, but it would probably look cooler with a scratches or wear marks in it to be honest, I would use it on a gig with no back up definitely.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was set up absolutely perfect from the factory I just picked it up and started playing I checked it over pretty good and it's perfectly put together, I think my favorite thing about this guitar is that the flat red finish continues on the back of the neck and it just makes the neck feel buttery smooth.

Features — 9
Made in south Korea but you would probably think it's a USA model if you didn't know any better, 24 jumbo(I think)frets, set neck but it's carved out like a neck through, the finish on it is awesome(a flat red it looks really sick in person) it's got a tom bridge with a string through body, 2 passive Schecter humbucking pickups which are really hot and pretty good for the stock ones I probably wont change them(everything sounds good through my Peavey classic 50 though) it's got 2 volume and one tone and the tone is a push pull coil tap which taps both pickups non locking Schecter tuners(it stays in tune really well, oh and all the hardware is finished in a distressed chrome which looks really bad ass, it has a finish line girl inlay at the 12th fret and some pin striping and two dice on the headstock.

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    Funny story I went to Guitarcenter bought a epiphone g-400 used for $200 and i took it home and i did not like the sound at all i took it back and i was willing to spend the extra cash to get a better guitar cuz if i am going to learn to play axe its going to be a axe i like so i saw the shecter lady luck and they wanted $350 and the schecter xxx was for $289 and i heard both of them but once again i was low on cash so i put the xxx on layaway when i got paid i was going to get the xxx out and i walked back to the used guitars and they dropped the price on the lady luck by $50 dollars so i cancelled my layaway and got the lady luck instead and to me it was the right decision and the guitar is way awesome!!
    I have been in the market for a new guitar to replace my original which I currently use for drop tuning and it sucks, this guitar has all I could want string through 24 frets great sounding picks up and if I don't like them I can always change them out.
    Steve McColl
    Yeha I totally want this guitar its awesome. I tried out a right handed one now I just need to order the lefty version!!!
    I have the metallic red one. it's sweet. I like it more than my les paul and strat for the music i play. I'm definitely loving Schecter guitars.
    valve wrote: the girl rocks!
    Is it any good for metal? Like Metallica...I really like how this guitar looks, and like the fact it is a set neck, but I doubt if it is any good for metal. I'm considerig buying this guitar or C-1 fr diamond series. So what all of you think, which one should I buy?
    Is it any good for metal? Like Metallica...I really like how this guitar looks, and like the fact it is a set neck, but I doubt if it is any good for metal. I'm considerig buying this guitar or C-1 fr diamond series. So what all of you think, which one should I buy?
    This guitar has the seetest clean sound..amazing axe but it's not a strat so jumbo frtes aren't going to give you that smoothslide but it will chord much better with much better note definition than a strat or tele..not really a slide guitar but a Rock Monster. I play covers in my band from the Talking heads to the Who to Doors to the Stones and this can handle it all. I recently (2 months ago) got this and it's quickly becoming MY go to Guitar. My Band mates are amazed at the tone and how well it cleans up..This is a GREAT buy!
    Realmente una buena guitarra. Acabado excepcional, y manejabilidad muy superior a la media. Tiene un sonido muy auténtico y versátil. La calidad de los materiales y del sonido van de la mano y la hacen en una guitarra difícil de superar en su rango (500 - 700 €) No la compres si vas a hacer rítmica, pues para ahogar bien las cuerdas y rasguear, tienes que colocar la mano en una posición que, en esta guitarra, te hará golpear el switch constantemente. Realmente buena guitarra
    But don't get me wrong, I definitely love it a lot. It's a beautiful guitar. Those are the only things that I didn't likea about it.
    The little circle rings where the strings go through on the top of the guitar fall out whenever I try and restring my guitar. Bugs me a lot. Also, the frets are a little high for me. It's kinda hard to do a slide and keep it sounding smooth.
    i hav 1, and this is definitely my favorite guitar! my friend has an epiphone SG in r band and this guitar with the BOSS DS-2 pedal blows the SG out of the water! Totally worth it.
    when i was looking for a guitar, i just knew i have to bought this lady luk when i first saw it. I bought the red lady luk. it doesn't just look good, it also sounds good!!
    Excellent guitar, I exchanged my extreme gaming rig for the guitar and I have 0 regrets, outstanding instrument, I have only a couple years playing guitar (I started with a Squier, then I got a LTD, now the Schecter) with this guitar my technic have improved a lot due its comfortability and incredibly low action. 9.7 it's a correct score.
    metallica is not metal, and dont buy i guitar on its looks buy it for sound...fugn metallica fans