Shecter unveils four new guitars: The Corsair, PT Fastback, the Tempest and the C-1 Spalted Maple

Each comes with some premium finish options.

Shecter's four new models

The Corsair, PT Fastback, Tempest and C-1 Spalted Maple. Images: Schecter

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Schecter Guitars has released four new guitars, each with a vastly different design approach.

First on the list is the Corsair. This originally existed as a Custom Series guitar, but now has been introduced as a production model with a new price tag to match. The semi-hollow electric comes with a Tune-o-matic-style bridge, and the Bigsby-style Schecter Vintage Tremolo, with a removable trem arm if you intend to play without wobble, and the two zebra Diamond 78 pickups are coil-splittable thanks to two push-pull tone knobs for some extra versatility. Other features include a maple body, a C-shaped 3-piece mahogany neck with ebony fretboard, 14” radius, 24.75” scale and Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners.

The guitar is available in Gold Top, Gloss Black or Gloss Natural, each listing for a street price of $999.

Next is the revamped PT Fastback, which has returned with some new looks for 2020. The guitar is aimed at achieving, according to Schecter, a “vintage sound with modern features” – meaning the vintage-voiced Schecter Diamond UltraTron Pickups are lent some versatility with push-pull tone knobs. The three available finishes, Olympic White, Gloss Black and Gold Top are split across two construction styles. Olympic White and Gloss Black come with an alder body and maple neck, while the Gold Top version comes with a mahogany body and an ebony fretboard. Each PT Fastback is equipped with a Graph Tech XL nut, 25.5” scale, 14” radius, 22 X-Jumbo frets, Grover tuners and athin ‘C’ neck.

The three versions of the PT fastback all list for a street price of $599.

The Tempest Custom also returns for 2020. It’s available in Gloss Black, Faded Vintage Sunburst and Vintage White, and is loaded with Schecter’s USA Pasadena Plus pickups which are – as with all Schecters – splittable for a single-coil sound. The mahogany 3 piece set neck is topped off with pearloid split crown inlays on an ebony fretboard, sporting 22 X-Jumbo frets. Carbon fiber reinforcement rods and Schecter locking tuners also mean the guitar should be as stable as anything.

The three colours all list for a street price of $1099.

Finally, there’s the C-1 Exotic Spalted Maple. As its name suggests, there’s an exotic spalted maple top on this C-1 guitar, adorning a mahogany body. Other features include a Wilkinson WVS50 II K Tremolo, Schecter locking tuners and extra-jumbo frets. The ebony fretboard comes with a 14-inch radius, meaning comfortable bends – while the 25.5-inch scale length should mean a snappy feel and response.
The guitar is loaded with vintage-voiced Schecter ’78 pickups, which, as with all of these new guitars, can be split.

The guitar lists for a street price of $799.

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