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2011 Tempest Standard Electric Guitar

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The Schecter Tempest Standard Electric Guitar has a uniquely styled double-cutaway mahogany body, set mahogany neck, and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. A Schecter ultra access neck joint lets your fr... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Schecter Tempest Standard Electric Guitar has a uniquely styled double-cutaway mahogany body, set mahogany neck, and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. A Schecter ultra access neck joint lets your fretting hand reach the entire fretboard with ease and comfort.

The guitars TonePros bridge system includes a Tune-o-matic style bridge with a stopbar tailpiece for stability and sustain. Schecter loads the Tempest Custom guitar with a pair of Seymour Duncan designed HB humbucking pickups with coil-splitting for an wide range of tones.

Other appointments of the Schecter Tempest Standard include mother-of-pearl dot inlays, cr me fretboard and body binding, and chrome hardware.


Body: Double-cutaway mahogany
Neck: Set 3-piece mahogany
Scale: 24-3/4"
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 22 medium
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots
Binding: Multi-ply Cr¨me
Bridge pickup: Duncan designed HB 102 humbucker
Neck pickup: Duncan designed HB 101 humbucker
Electronics: Vol/Vol/Tone (coil-splitting)/3-way switch
Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic with stopbar tailpiece
Tuners: Grover
Hardware: Chrome
Case: sold separately
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Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.

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By Jon

from FL

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Tempest Standard Electric Guitar:

I have played this guitar several times at the local Guitarcenter, and it is Awsome! It has a Great tone through any amp, The pickups arent great, but you can always change those, or make em work. The set-neck feels great, im used to Bolt-on and Neck-through but i could transition smoothly. The mahogan body has a good solid feel and tone to it. It also holds tune pretty well to (Keep in mind ive been playing one at guitar center that is played alot). The one I've been playing is the Vintage White, it is more of the "Off-White" or "Aged-White" color, not the "Snow White" Color this picture looks like. The neck is also Slick, and smoothe, but you can feel the mass of guitar you are holding. The only thing i dont like about is just me, im used to 3 guitars, ESP/LTD KH 202, Ibanez RG7321, and BC RICH WARLOCK, so those are ALL 25.5" scale, this is a 24.75" so it just feels a little short to me. But like I said thats just me. Awsome as always Schecter, keep it up.

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Great buy

By Jack

from Baltimore MD

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Tempest Standard Electric Guitar:

This guitar gives you the best quality you can find for the price. It is sturdy, reliable, plays and looks great. Feels great to hold and play, neck has a great, fast feel to it that makes playing awesome. Also packs a lot of tone and power, great for any level player, I definitely recommend it.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


What a surprise!

By Jason

from Seattle WA

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Tempest Standard Electric Guitar:

This might be long: I just got this in the mail a few weeks ago and I haven't been able to put it down. I can't believe what a great little guitar this. Got the gold top on a whim, over the white top I really wanted and I'm glad I did. This thing is beautiful. In all the pictures the back looks black and in some light it does, but it's actualy red tint in the clearcoat, so it's pretty dark, but you can still see the wood grain(again, in the right light). Playability: The best playing guitar I've ever touched, hands down. Busted out some tools, when it first showed up, to do a little setup and I simply couldn't. The action is so low I don't even understand. The setup is spot on and there isn't a thing you could do to make it play better. Maybe I should send these guys my LP studio, which brings me to the neck. I have big hands and the slim taper neck feels great and plays fast, makes the Studio neck feel like a 2x4. The body shape makes it comfy to play sitting or standing. Fit and finish: Looks great, but when I look real close I can find some very small flaws in the gold flake. And the masking line gold/binding is less than perfect. On the back I can see a dip, the whole length where the two piece body is joined (if I hold it angled enough to see a reflection across it). These things are not a huge deal, the clearcoat is good, and it's certainly reflected in the price. The hardware however, is great. The tonepros tailpiece and bridge are locking which is, a) mentioned nowhere in the description, b) awesome for changing strings. Grover tuners are good enough for Gibson...... Sound: First off, I don't think I'll be changing these p'ups. The guitar is mohagany(period), but it's a light mohagany and doesn't have the sustain or darkness of say an Epiphone LP(which is what I replaced with this). It's a little brighter and warmer(i.e. resonant) and sounds much better to my ears. Not tryin to say this guitar doesn't have good sustain, it does, just not as much as a denser guitar. My fear would be that a hotter p'up might sound thin on this guitar. What would sound great is an underwound single coil... oh wait, COIL TAP!!! And it does sound great, especialy clean with some verb, very crisp and twangy(some might say), but not like a Tele. Overall a pretty rich sound leaning towards dark that seems to work well from metal > rock > blues. Bottom line? Decent guitar. For the money? Amazing guitar. Would I buy it again? No, I'd buy the Tempest Custom, but I won't be parting with this one anytime soon.


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By Brendan Kinzler

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Tempest Standard Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar a few months back and have loved it ever since. It's action was too low for me so I raised it because I'm not using this for constant metal shredding, but the initial action would be perfect for a metal guitarist or anybody who loves low action. One problem I have had is a bit of tuning issues, but that's most likely because I pick really hard. The tone on this guitar is awesome! With high gain, you can still hear a complex chord fairly well. The clean on this guitar was also very nice. It has a surprisingly warm tone, which is most likely because of the mahogany it's made of. It works well for someone like me who plays basically every type of music, although I do own a hollowbody for my blues and jazz. The coil tapping on this is very nice, and you can definitely get a plethora of sounds out of it. If you're looking for an all around good guitar in this price range, I'd say go for this great instrument!

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