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Guitar of the week #104: Schecter E-1 Standard

Schecter E-1 Standard

A while back I featured the Custom Special Edition of the E-1. This is the Standard.

What are the main differences between the Custom Special and the Standard? From what I can tell, cosmetics and price. The Standard is $300 less in price, has inlays with a different shape and no pick guard.

Is this still the best Explorer type guitar you can buy that's not a Gibson? Unquestionably, yes. Great electronics (with push/pull), fast neck, great Explorer style looks.

Like the Custom Special, the Standard is a true player's guitar. This thing is made to be played and not be put in a case and sit in a closet for 20 years. I also dig the fact it has a nice blend of vintage '80s + modern looks to it. The balance is just right on this guitar.

Schecter E-1 Standard alternate view

My only complaint is that the only finish offered is the one you see above, Honey Sunburst. Granted, it's a really nice burst, but it would be great to see this guitar in red or maybe even a matte gray.

This is a great guitar and the fact it's priced lower than the Custom Special makes it even better. And bear in mind the Custom Special's price was already good to begin with.

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