Price paid: C$ 360
Purchased from: Ebay
Sound — 10
I play in a Melodic Death Metal band and this guitar suites me perfectly. It has the tone and clarity I need for my drop and standard c tuning and can handle my rough style of playing like a boss. I currently us a Vintage Peavey 20 watt combo amp until I get my Marshall cab. It does have a flaw with the bridge pickup for my soloing, but it is a used guitar so I can't expect much. The cleans are a little muddy, but I make them work in the songs I write, especially with my echo pedal. The heavy tones I get through a DigiTech Death Metal pedal with is one of the best and heaviest tones I've every heard. I also use a Dunlop Crybaby Wah with the DM pedal and it sounds amazing with this guitar. The C-1 Plus also has a push-coil tap that splits the pickups to sound like a single coil pickup. Now for the style I play, I have really no need for that feature, but this guitar is made to play literally anything you wan from the softest country songs to the heaviest most brutalist death metal your can think of. Literally a guitar for everyone.
Overall Impression — 9
In the end, I absolutely love this guitar and if you are an active musician who is looking for a good guitar for a good price or a beginner looking for the perfect guitar, this one is for you. I own 5 guitars including a GK Warlock copy, a RG copy with a floyd rose floating bridge and custom air-brushed graphic, a ESP F100FM, a Ibanez Iceman 200 and the Schecter. And outta all of those guitars, Schecter wowed me without question. Pick one up today. Stay Evil!
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've played this guitar to a couple small gigs and it handles like a beast. All the hardware is still in tacked for how rough I am when I play live and hasn't let me down yet. I use Planet Waves Locking Starps instead of switching out the hardware, which I'm very picky about and the buttons are still in top notch shape. The finish has a little bit of scratches, not big enough to see, but all guitars end up with scratches sooner or later.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar was set up perfectly and for bought off of eBay, fits me very well. It handles anything thrown at it with ease and more. There is not much else to say on this subject because I don't really adjust anything on any of my guitars, except for the pickups, but all I do is I lower the top end and raise the low end for tone purposes. There was nothing wrong with the guitar, except for a little tiny problem, sometimes when you switch the pickups with the pickup selector, the guitar cuts out, but it rarely happens and I did buy it off of eBay.
Features — 9
It is a 2005 model and made in Korea (I think). It is a 24 fret, set-neck with jumbo mahogany freys and Vector inlays with a little bit of abalone. It has a blue, red and tobacco flame top (I have the blue top) with a tune-o-matic bridge with passive Seymour Duncan pickups with two volumes and a master tone with a three way pickup switch. It also has grover mini tuners so they stay in tune pretty nicely. It came with a hardshell case that fits any style of Schecter C-1, Ibanez RG and the like.