Schecter Unleashes Diamond Series 30th Anniversary S-1

Schecter S1 30Th Anniversary GuitarSchecter Guitars is celebrating thirty years in the music business with the release of their cool new Diamond Series guitars, which come in the following models: S-1 (shown here,) PT, C-1, Tempest, and Traditional.

According to their FAQ, the 30th Anniversary models are all built in South Korea (like the ESP EC-400 Archtop I just ordered,) but are hand set-up entirely in Schecter’s Burbank workshop.

Unlike a number of other guitars built overseas (including cheaper Schecters,) the Diamond Series sports a pair of authentic Seymour Duncan ’59/Custom humbuckers — not the lower quality, and outsourced Duncan Designed pickups.

Just on looks alone my favorite of these instruments is the 30th Anniversary S-1, which includes a flamed maple top with transparent amber finish, a TonePros bridge unit, and a pair of super-cool Diamond Anniversary engraved gold pickups… smoothe.

The Schecter 30th Anniversary S-1 Features–

  • Solid Mahogany Body
  • Flame-Maple Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • 24.75“ Scale Length
  • Ebony Fretboard With 22 Frets
  • Coat Of Arms Inlay At 12th Fret
  • Seymour Duncan Custom /’59 Humbuckers
  • Two Volume & One Tone Control
  • 3-Way Pickup Switching With Tapping
  • TonePros Bridge
  • Sperzel Machine Heads

These beauties are listing at just under $1300, but I’m guessing they’ll sell somewhere in the $800 price range once they become available.