Schecter Guitar Research S-1 Electric Guitar See-Thru Cherrybirdhousemusic
Schecter Guitar Research S-1 Electric Guitar See-Thru Cherry
Schecter S1 is their take on the classic Gibson SG with a few features that make it unique. The guitar features a dual cutaway mahogany body and set mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with a 14” radius, tune-o-matic bridge for fat sustain and tight intonation, and a classic looking “see-thru cherry” finish. This one is in good condition, with some finish swirling and other signs of play, but overall very clean.
The differentiating factors on the S-1 are Schecter’s Diamond Plus pickups and a versatile array of tonal options from the controls. You get a 3-way pickup selection, volume for each pickup, master tone control, and push pull pots coil taps to split the pickups. Schecter has found their niche in hard rock and metal scene, and this guitar lives up to the name. Tone is hot, searing and facemelting. We plugged it into a Laney Pro Tube 50 and the results were unmistakably awesome. The bridge pickup screamed with blistering leads and chugging low chords, and the neck pickup is round and full. Split the coils and you get a more subdued almost fender-ish tone from the coil tap.
The Schecter S-1 is a modern take on a classic style, and a versatile tool for shredding or otherwise melting faces.