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    I've been offers a Schecter C1 Classic for my Ibanez SZ520QM. The Schecter has the vine of life inlays and actual SD pickups. Very nice guitar that was Schecters first to retail over $1000. A fast eBay check shows that most are selling for less than $300, many with a hard case. WTF? Do people hate the vine thing that much? It doesn't help that almost NONE of the sellers gave even the slightest info on the guitars, let alone tout the SD pickups. I like gaudy guitars and SD pickups so I may do the trade anyway, just found that utterly ridiculous.
    I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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    Sorry, far from the first Schecter to retail for > &1k. Their import line wasn't even introduced until the late 1990s. Before this, all of their guitars were domestically made and retailed for > $1k.



    Regardless, the C1 is a nice guitar. They play and sound great, they just look like crap. But, you said you have a thing for gaudy guitars, so that takes care of that aspect. I think the Schecter imports just have a stigma of being cheap guitars, and resale isn't spectacular as there are so many on the market.
    Since Dylan went electric, man things just ain't been the same; now DJs are making records, could you please just be ashamed? -- Two Cow Garage

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    • #3
      High end yamaha are underpriced when new to start with (you get a LOT of guitar for the asking price). Then amazingly, they sell for ridiculous price when used. Arguably, used higher end Yammies are some the best deals to be had. Poor resale value is due to the public's perception of Yamahas as beginner's guitars and that is due to the fact that high end Yamahas were either rare and hard to get or downright unavailable in the US.
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      • #4
        USA made Peavey guitars can often be found for $200, and are great guitars.

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        • #5
          I got the $1000 thing from the Schecter website. Maybe it said import.....either way that's a pretty big drop. I don't understand why people would perceive Schecters to be cheap either, even their bolt on stuff is pretty good.
          I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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          • #6
            I'd add Agile to the list. I could barely give mine away.
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            • #7
              Carvin and Warmoth have to be the horrible resale value champs.
              Hold mah beer an' watch this!

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie99
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                I don't understand why people would perceive Schecters to be cheap either, even their bolt on stuff is pretty good.






                The crowd that perceives guitars mainly by their looks, instead of the attributes that count (playability, tone, functionality, and good construction), have sometimes disparaged Schecter because of their borderline-gaudy styling.



                I know that I've fallen onto this category a few times because of the unappealing demonic styling themes frequently used by Schecter on otherwise excellent guitars.

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                • #9
                  Yeah I get that. Dean suffers from that, although they do put out some really crappy low end stuff as well. The Schecter Devil and Tribal stuff doesn't help their cause. But hey, that leave lots of cheap Schecters for us right?
                  I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie99
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                    But hey, that leave lots of cheap Schecters for us right?








                    Especially if you know how to reshape a headstock with a bandsaw and do refinishing work.



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                    • #11
                      G&L and Hamer come to mind, although I don't think G&L is actually as bad as people think. My guess would be I could pull over $700 for a Legacy I bought for $1100, which isn't horrible. I've seen some nice used USA Hamers hanging around for around $1000, which is criminal.
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                      • #12
                        Top of the line Levinson Blades, like the R4 and RH4. Stunning guitars but awfull resale value







                        So I keep my '87 one.

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                        • #13
                          Hammer & BC Rich made in USA.

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                          • #14
                            Definitely Hamer USA. Worked for me, as I buy used mostly anyway. Even new, though you could find good deals on NOS stuff. Since they stopped production and people have caught on to the good deals, prices have gone up considerably. I think gone are the days of the $500 USA Hamer (of which I've owned a few).

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                            • #15
                              I'd add First Act and Jay Turser to the list.



                              Schecters are great guitars are great deals used. I'm hunting a white C-7 with a floyd.
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