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You're sure to shake the underworld with this metal monster.

The Schecter Hellraiser C-1 is an electric guitar that delivers tones guaranteed to satisfy any metal player. The Hellraiser's mahogany body has an ultra-access cutaway that really lets you get all the way up the 3-piece mahogany neck. The rosewood fretboard on the Hellraiser C-1 has 24 extra-jumbo frets and gothic cross inlays for an edgy look. Active EMG 81TW and 89 humbuckers deliver crushing electric guitar tone. Now you have more options that ever by activating single-coil sounds via push/pull volume knobs.

TonePros Tune-o-matic-style bridge with string-thru-body design makes for stable tuning no matter how hard you play. Binding specifically chosen to complement the finish, Schecter locking tuners, and black chrome hardware round out the Schecter Hellraiser C-1's killer look. Black Cherry finish has a quilted maple top.

Case sold separately.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Mahogany body (Black Cherry finish includes Quilted Maple Top)
Set, 3-piece mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard
24 X-jumbo frets
25-1/2" scale
Ultra-Access cutaway
EMG active 81TW/89 pickups
Push/pull knob for single-coil on 81TW
Volume/volume/tone controls
3-way pickup switch
Schecter locking tuners
Abalone binding on black cherry and white-finish guitars, gray pearl binding on black-finish guitars
Gothic cross fretboard inlays
TonePros Tune-o-matic-style bridge with thru-body design
Case sold separately
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Schecter Guitar ResearchHellraiser C-1 Electric Guitar

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A Great Guitar for the Rock Crowd


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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 Electric Guitar:

I am reviewing the Schecter Hellraiser C-1 in the Black Cherry after playing it at a local store for about 15 hours now. My background is a guitar tech for 4 years, and have been playing about eight. I play all genres of music so this review is not genre-biased in any way

Appearance - The Hellraiser C-1 is a visually stunning guitar, especially in the black cherry. Very glossy and well done finish, and looks like it would be twice the price. The fingerboard is uniformly colored with beautiful inlays and the Black Cherry finish really gives it a luxurious guitar look.

Play: With its smooth rosewood fingerboard, slim neck, and high cutaways, the guitar is very easy to shred on, and the set neck and general construction allow for excellent sustain. It has schecter locking tuners which do a very good job at keeping tune, even in lower tunings such as drop C. The aggressive cutaway allows very easy access to higher frets, and makes solos a breeze. The guitar has a good weight to it, not having the weight of a Les Paul, but also not being too light too. I could play standing up or sitting down for extended periods without any issue.

Sound: The EMGs really set this guitar off. The 81-89 set (Zakk Wylde set) really allow for great versatility in tone, especially with the push pull single-coil taps. Distorted, they give a really nice low end, but allow for screaming highs and are excellent for pinch harmonics. When playing clean, you get a nicer than usual sound from active pickups, but it's definitely a guitar geared for heavier Rock music. The set neck, tune-o-matic bridge and thru-body strings definetely help sustain and tuning as opposed to the higher end model with the Floyd Rose (additional 200-300 dollars)

Overall: This is an incredible guitar, but is strongly designed and geared toward Rock through Heavry rock and Metal. If you're playing with a lot of distortion and want that gritty sound, this guitar delivers. Will it do blues, jazz, and other genres? Yes, but not as well as other guitars. These features are meant for Hard Rock applications, and really pull through.
Bottom line: for the money, a great value for those looking to play hard. Players with a lighter taste should look elsewhere.




from Ohio

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 Electric Guitar:

This Schecter hellraiser is AWESOME!! I finally found a guitar that fits my hands. I have small hands( as I am a girl with short fingers) and the neck of this guitar is perfect for me. The neck is thin and the action is low. The sound is great and with the pickups in this guitar you can hear the difference. This is a great quality guitar. Spending the money on this guitar is worth every penny. The color is fantastic and the binding really makes it look hot! Don't pass this guitar up.

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