Build and features
As well as being the only double-cut of our quartet, the Corsair is also the only one to possess a full-length centre block, made from solid mahogany, even though the remainder of the body (43mm thick at the rim) is a laminated maple affair. And we absolutely love the old school gloss walnut finish on our example.
The two horns are sharper than those of a Gibson ES-335 or Gretsch White Falcon, and the four controls are clustered around the lower f-hole, which, again, isn’t necessarily a traditional arrangement.
Pickups comprise a pair of Duncan Designed HB-101, (based on Seymour Duncan’s classic ’59), and both tone controls double as a coil-split, upping the guitar’s versatility stakes considerably.
The vibrato is Bigsby’s standard model designed for use on such slimline semis - the B70 - and Schecter has made the very sensible decision to equip the Corsair with a fixed, rather than floating, tune-omatic-style bridge.
Demonstrating a comfortable and modern feel, the set mahogany neck and ebony ’board puts up nary a fight - a good thing considering how unstable vintage semis can be - and the headstock sports a three-a-side arrangement of Gotoh tuners.