Guitar of the week #104: 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.
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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