Stealth C-1 is a product of new Schecter electric guitar which launched in early 2014 as part of the Stealth series. Besides Stealth C-1, there is also C-1FR, LH C-1, C-7 and C-7 Stealth LH. But what’s interesting to be discussed is the type of Stealth C-1, a guitar with a striking red color design. Unlike the other Stealth types tend dark colored.
The concept offered Stealth C-1 is a super red guitar rock, packed with shades of red satin (SRED) which is equipped with advanced features such as a row of double humbucker pickups Schecter Diamond SuperRock-II type (neck / bridge), set neck construction, an arched top contoured body, shaped neck ‘thin C’ and some other interesting features.
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In the body, C-1 Stealth rely mahogany wood material with a contoured arched top surface and notched a double cutaway design. Then as a sweetener appearance, red satin finish and black line around the entire body, makes this guitar look attractive. In the neck, Stealth C-1 has a scale length of 25.5 inches (648 mm). The shape its neck that ‘thin C’ makes it feel comfortable and fit in the hand. For the material, just like the body, also using mahogany, wood that density and gives a good balance in the mid compress, resulting in a low thickness, low mid and stay balanced at high frequencies. So it is very fitting to be played in the portion of the block lead or rhythm. To layer board frets, rosewood used. Also equipped with 24 steel jumbo frets and pearloid dot inlays types on the upper side (FRET 1-12) and lower side (FRET 12-24).
On the bridge using fix models type Schecter custom hardtail bridge with strings system tied directly to the body. So that makes the strings remain stable, not easy to drop its tuning and deliver sustained tone in the body longer. The size of the string that is used is 0.010 mm-0.046 mm.
In the electronics section, Stealth C-1 using double humbucker pickup configuration types Schecter Diamond SuperRock-II in the neck and bridge. To set the desired dose of sound, through two volume controls and a tone knob push-pull models. If the function of tone knob is pulled, then the function will change to a single pickup coil. To select the position of the pickup to be used, either through a three-way toggle switch (bridge-middle-neck).
For hardware, this guitar smeared with black, especially on the bridge, tuning machines, knobs and strap pins. Besides red satin (SRED), Schecter C-1 Stealth also provides a choice of satin black color (SBLK), satin silver (SSV) and satin white (SWHT). Besides reliably with its rock / metal sound character, this guitar made in Korea is capable of producing a sound that is thick and the character is very prominent while playing the lead portion.