Schecter Announces Four New Electric Guitars

(Image credit: Schecter Guitars)

Schecter has pulled back the curtain on four new electric guitars, the Corsair, PT Fastback, Tempest Custom and C-1 Exotic Spalted Maple. 

You can read more about the specs, features and prices of each of the new models below.


Schecter Corsair

Schecter Corsair (Image credit: Schecter Guitars)

Schecter's new Corsair model is designed to be a more affordable offshoot of its Corsair Custom series. 

The guitar features a maple body with a three-piece mahogany neck and ebony fretboard.

In the sonic department, the Corsair boasts Diamond '78 pickups controlled by push/pull tone knobs with coil split. A Schecter Vintage Tremolo system with an adjustable and removable trem arm and Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners also comes standard.

The Schecter Corsair is available now - in Gloss Black, Gloss Natural and Gold Top finishes - for $999.

C-1 Exotic Spalted Maple

Schecter C-1 Exotic Spalted Maple

Schecter C-1 Exotic Spalted Maple (Image credit: Schecter Guitars)

The C-1 Exotic Spalted Maple features a mahogany body with a natural vintage burst spalted maple top in a satin finish.

Schecter ’78 pickups give the guitar its sonic blueprint, with other features including an ebony fingerboard, Wilkinson WVS50 II K Tremolo bridge and Schecter locking tuners.

The Schecter C-1 Exotic Spalted Maple is available now for $799.

Tempest Custom

Schecter Tempest Custom

Schecter Tempest Custom (Image credit: Schecter Guitars)

Schecter's reissued Tempest Custom model features a mahogany three-piece set neck with added carbon fiber reinforcement rods and an ebony fretboard with 22 X-Jumbo frets and pearloid split crown inlays.

Sonically, the guitar boasts Schecter USA Pasadena Plus pickups with a coil tap option. Schecter locking tuners also come standard.

The Schecter Tempest Custom is available - in Gloss Black, Faded Vintage Sun Burst and Vintage White finishes - for $1,099.

PT Fastback

Schecter PT Fastback

Schecter PT Fastback (Image credit: Shecter Guitars)

The updated PT Fastback features an alder body and a maple neck.

Sonically, it packs Schecter Diamond UltraTron pickups controlled by dual volume and push/pull tone knobs with coil split. Graph Tech XL nuts and Grover tuners also come standard on the guitar.

The Shecter PT Fastback is available now - in Olympic White, Gloss Black or Gold Top finishes - for $599.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at and He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.