New Schecter Models Megathread

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  1. dirtool

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    I have the same feeling, but with some proper finishes, like blue or teal, it can turns out some beautiful coral reef-like result.
     
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    Still wish the C-1 regular shape was used a lil more. It looks better imho.
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    Damn, that is 100% "ESP Kiko Loureiro SE" blue. Pretty comparable flame top too.
     
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    It's a sexy shape but needs a forearm contour.
     
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    It would have to have a proper top if it was to stick with figuring. The carve doesn't look very aggressive but it actually is on the horns which would make veneers suuuper hard and time consuming. So it'd have to be solid colours or just a full body no top, it'd look good in Ash.

    But I think that's the main reason they don't do it, it'd cost more to get it right.
     
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    On the industrial scale veneers are actually fairly easy and fast. Vaccum tables are pretty much the standard. That's why just about everything has veneers these days. Most still associate the look of figured wood with "quality" or being "special", so it's a good way to tack an extra $100 on something that takes minutes and is pretty idiot proof.

    I'll have to look for it again, but there's a video of the setup that Cortek had, and even 10+ years ago it was really fast and simple. It was some factory walk through for a foreign TV show. I'm sure it's on YouTube somewhere.
     
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    Thats a USA one, so horns are indeed less plain than regular hellraiser c1 model, my bad for posting a wrong pic
     
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    That is exactly why I don't own more Schecters.

    I am excited for some of the new models, like the Reaper and C-6 Pro for this reason. I am sad they are not MIK, but hopefully quality will be good.
     
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    I've seen how they're done, I just meant on that pic zado posted of the USA carve top it'd still be hard to get a veneer looking good because of the way those carves are done.

    I know veneers can bend but the carves on them are actually pretty sharp at the horns, I think it might mess with it a bit. Depending on the veneer of course, some are more flexible than others.

    Still I think itd be hard to bring that shape to the diamond series without some form of proper top/cap. Which isn't impossible, Chapman have gone that way using proper caps at the expensive of name brand pups, bridges etc.
     
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    Well I guess there must be some reason behind the fact that they do not use the old C1 shape anymore, with the exception of the Hellraiser series (which they don't advertise as much as in the past) and things like the Damien, which has no veneer whatsoever
     
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    E-II/LTD do something similar with some of the Horizon models. The carves are just not as deep as they should be, even with solid colors. There must be some cost saving somewhere. Presumably some amount of hand sanding/prep is needed even for the CNC bodies, and maybe the crisper/deeper carves are too time consuming to consistently get right.
     
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    Ibanez has done the same with the RGAs over the years.

    The more carve, the more material you need, the greater the chance of finding hidden defects, the more time to do, and then finishing can get more complex.
     
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    Dunno, still wishing the C-1 standard shape was used more :shrug:
     
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    I like them :shrug:
     
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    I’ve had a Schecter Japan guitar that was very nice. Fret work was great. Fit and finish was perfect. Neck was nice. Round-ish (rather than flat) and middle of the road thickness.
     
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    Don't even start me on my Schecter Japan GAS....

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    More purple guitars please!
     
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    japan always gets all the cool stuff :(
     
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