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Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 Electric Guitar

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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 th... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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.

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Features

  • 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
 
4.8

(based on 44 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Church Hellraiser...lol

I am not you typical church musician.... I've had this guitar for 6 months. I really Like it. I play out every week and it sounds great. The active EMG's are...Read complete review

I am not you typical church musician.... I've had this guitar for 6 months. I really Like it. I play out every week and it sounds great. The active EMG's are fantastic. These EMG's are the things squeels are made of. Great sustain. Rippin leads. The coil tap is very useful for clean picking. The feel of the neck is one of the great things about it. It is kind of thick. A thin neck wears my hand out and I don't have that problem with this guitar. I also like the quilted maple top. It looks great. I am shopping for the exact same guitar with a FloydRose right now. I have been studying Trem Techniques and have come close to mastering it so it is time for an upgrade from my Ibanez. I know these active pick ups will scream dive bomb harmonics. so the EMG 81TW/89 is a must for me. There is no other option. I came across this and figured my review would help someone. If you come from a rock/metal background you will find no better combination than this guitar with a Line 6 Pod X3 live!!

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Go buy a Schecter Damien Elite instead.

This is a great guitar. But for the price, you could get the Damien Elite which is almost the exact same guitar, for about half the price. Same EMG's same neck, and...Read complete review

This is a great guitar. But for the price, you could get the Damien Elite which is almost the exact same guitar, for about half the price. Same EMG's same neck, and throw in a floyd rose for still MUCH CHEAPER than this guitar. This guitar ,however, has a slightly more detailed flame top, but is it really worth 300+ more for a slightly more detailed finish?

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(22 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hellraiser

By jufro

from pittsburg california

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

while working full time one summer i decided to buy a new guitar, i wasnt planing on spending this much but im so glad i did. this really is a great guitar for anyone who can afford it... especially those who love metal, because this guitar can seriously live up to its name. the hellraiser plays, sounds, looks, and feels like it is worth several times more than the cost, this is a lifetime guitar for me, no doubt about it. schecter does some incredible work.

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Church Hellraiser...lol

By SK Apostle

from Atlanta

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

I am not you typical church musician.... I've had this guitar for 6 months. I really Like it. I play out every week and it sounds great. The active EMG's are fantastic. These EMG's are the things squeels are made of. Great sustain. Rippin leads. The coil tap is very useful for clean picking. The feel of the neck is one of the great things about it. It is kind of thick. A thin neck wears my hand out and I don't have that problem with this guitar. I also like the quilted maple top. It looks great. I am shopping for the exact same guitar with a FloydRose right now. I have been studying Trem Techniques and have come close to mastering it so it is time for an upgrade from my Ibanez. I know these active pick ups will scream dive bomb harmonics. so the EMG 81TW/89 is a must for me. There is no other option. I came across this and figured my review would help someone. If you come from a rock/metal background you will find no better combination than this guitar with a Line 6 Pod X3 live!!

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This thing is the shiz

By Jordan Payne

from Cambridge City, IN

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

I bought this guitar from Guitar Centers used stuff(which is the cheapest i've found anything musical) and absolutely love it. It plays like butter and the emg's are so sick. Its hard to put it down. And i just have to comment on Guitar Centers performance. It was packaged really great. And they told me it might take 4 or 5 days to ship (at another low cost). And i got it in two and a half. Almost everything they sell (even used) has a thirty day money back guarantee so i was able to buy it without stress. And they didn't let me down. I would recommend this guitar to anyone who likes playing. Sounds great clean annnd distorted. Also the grovers keep it in tune great. Check plus for Schecter...and Guitar Center.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By metallica fan

from carrboro, NC

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

This guitar is very good for the price. The EMGs sound really good distorted and with coil tapping, their clean sound as good as some of the strats i've heard.

(12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What to say......

By Johnny Bravo....

from Canyonville, OR

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

I bought this last summer after working all summer too. It shreds man!!! It's so mint. It's Schecter love!!! This was the first Schecter I have ever bought and I was amazed. I won't buy anything but a Schecter now. <3

(8 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Did I get a lemon ?

By JoeMomma

from Akron, OH

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

Well, I played this guitar in the store for about 3 minutes, and was pretty impressed with it. However after I got it home, the more I played it, the less I liked it. The sustain was pretty bad, and the range of tones i could coax it into making was pretty limited. Pulling the knob out for the coil tap seemed to do nothing but make the sustain even worse. I traded an epiphone les paul ultra for this guitar, and the epiphone had sustain forever, and a really awesome warm tone. this guitar had neither. and the epi was about $200 less. maybe the one i got was junk, but i would strongly advise anyone to play it in the store before buying. positives : neck felt good, was fast, and very responsive. Jumbo frets make it easier for someone with bigger hands to play. cutaway makes accessing the high notes really easy. absolutely beautiful guitar. negatives : sustain on mine was terrible. sometimes a note would peter out to nothing after only like 2 seconds... I experienced this mainly on the high notes. range of tones i could get were limited. I even put a fresh battery in it, and no luck. i ended up returning this guitar after about 3 weeks of daily playing, and getting a gibson les paul studio, which sounds absolutely amazing.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Straight from the depths of hell

By Austin

from MI

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

This guitar is amazing!!! Its literally a metal dream if ur thinkin bout buying it dont think just buy it already theres absolutely no need to think about it! This guitar clearly should be worth more! I have an Esp LTD Mg-750 and this guitar blows it out of the water! >:D

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Schecter C1 Hellraiser

By Schecter Fan

from Texas

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

This has got to be one of the best guitars out there. I mean it has everything you could possibly want on a guitar! Everything is perfect, EMG's that sound HOLY!, Sustain that can last longer than you can play, Looks that can kill, And this is the lightest guitar i have ever played!!!! nothing wrong with this guitar at all!!!

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Schecter Hellraiser C-1

By Collin Graham

from Pittsburgh, PA

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

I got this guitar for christmas this year and I have to say that this guitar is the best EVER! This is the only guitar I will ever need because it can play just about anything. From classic rock to heavy metal, the Hellraiser conquers it all. I LOVE THIS GUITAR!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS IS THE ONE !

By james rice

from soddy dasiy tn

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

I HAVE BEEN PLAYING GUITAR FOR 27 YEARS I HAVE PLAYED ABOUT EVERY GUITAR MADE .2 YEARS AGO I WENT INTO GUITAR CENTER TO BUY A NEW ONE I TOOK $2000 DOLLARS WITH ME I WANTED A GIBSON LES PAUL AFTER PLAYING A LOT OF GIBSONS MY SON WAS PLAYING THIS C-1 AND IT HAD THIS GREAT TONE SO I PLAYED IT FOR ALL OF 5 MIN. AND HAD TO BUY IT. THE PICK UPS ARE GREAT THEY HAVE A HARD ROCK METAL SOUND WHEN HEAVY DISTORTED BUT YOU CAN SPLIT THE COILS AND GET A LOT OF FENDER LIKE SOUNDS. THEY SAY THIS GUITAR WAS MADE FOR METAL BUT I PLAY BLUES AND I LOVE IT . WE HAVE 11 GUITARS IN THE HOUSE AND THIS ONE IS BY FAR THE BEST PLAYING AND SOUNDING ONE OF ALL. BUY THIS GUITAR AND I BET YOU WONT RETURN IT. GREAT GUITAR FOR ALL KINDS OF MUSIC .

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

owned this for 4 years

By Don B

from New Jersey

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

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

    Schecter makes a beautiful and extremely durable guitar. The tone is versatile, so if you like fat/chunky metal rhythm or if you want the sustain and pitch to shred, this thing fits the bill.
    The neck is a little thick on the one i have but its very easy to overlook.
    Worth every penny!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    HELLRAISER

    By happy hellraiser owner

    from Manteca,California

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

    i was looking for a new guitar when this beautiful guitar caught my attention. DONT LOOK AT PICS,THIS GUITAR IS EVEN MORE STUNNING IN PERSON!! the neck thru,and mahogany body along with the EMGs give you all kinds of amazing tones,from chugging metal riffs to cleaner sounds than a strat! and i play it through a line 6 spider III 15 watt! the sustain seems it could go on for minutes, and the action is perfect!the locking tuners are great for crazy playing and different tunings. its my first schecter, and they have now made a new dedicated customer.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing and Versatile

    By Caleb

    from Georgia

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

    Schecter really did their research (pun intended) when they designed this beast of a guitar. First of all, the tone that you get from the EMG's are phenomenal to say the least. The humbucker mode gives off that crystal clear crunch that EMG's are known for, while the coil tap feature allows you to produce that classic single coil fender tone. Another great thing about this guitar is its neck-thru; it allows for amazing upper fret access which is a really great feature. Another plus is that all of the hardware is very sturdy and of high quality. Overall the guitar is a 5/5.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOOOOOOOOOOW

    By William

    from Martinsburg, WV

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

    One word describes this guitar. WOW! This is honestly my first schecter guitar. I've been playing since I was around 10 years old. I'm 27 now. I have owned a few guitars over those years. I have always been a washburn then Ibanez fan. I loved my ibanez. I have to say that this Schecter guitar puts it to shame. I was hesitant at first when looking at Schecter because I never owned one. I am glad I decided to take the plunge. First off in my opinion the detail of this guitar and everything that comes along with it is that of a 1,500-3,000 guitar easily. I actually ended up buying the red version. I am NOT a red person but it was on sale and I decided to take the plunge. I got this guitar for a STEAL from guitar center online. The red is absolutely freaking amazing, the pearl inlays around the edges and the gothic crosses in the fretboard are ridiculously beautiful. I got the guitar for playing Rock/Metal. But I have to say that when messing around with the different options it has, it has an awesome clean sound to it. It is amazing how clear it is actually. If you are on the fence about buying this guitar DO IT! You will absolutely not regret it. I read several people over the internet complaining about the neck being painted and sticky and not very easy to slide up and down. That is BS either they are drunk or high when playing because the gloss and the neck are so smooth. My hands just glad down this thing. I can play on this thing like I've never been able to play before. This will NOT be my last Schecter guitar. The price vs. quality of what you are getting is absolutely astonishing!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a BEAST.....

    By SS

    from San Antonio, TX

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

    This guitar has it all, Mahogany body, Set Neck and EMG Active pickups with the push/pull split coil feature. The weight and balance is perfect on this guitar. The neck is fast and has a great shape, not too thick and not too thin. And don't even get me started on the sound! I play it through my Line 6 HD100 SpiderValve and it screams! The chunk I get out of this guitar is awesome to say the least. Then pull up the volume knob on the bridge pickup and it has an amazing clean sound. For the price you're getting a top of the line guitar. I say go for it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazingly Versatile!!!

    By Dylan Stringer

    from Gainesville, Georgia

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

    I Used To Not Like Schecter, But When I Gave This Guitar A Try I Fell Inlove!!! I'm Not A Fan Of EMG's, But I'll Be Happy To Buy Batteries For This Beast!!! Grover Tuners, 24 Frets, Amazingly Smooth Fretboard, Set Neck And 2 Push/Pull Pots That Allows Up To 12 Freakin' Pickup Configurations!!! 12!!! That's 2 More Than A Fender Stratocaster American Deluxe H-S-S!!! The Only Thing That Can Make This Guitar Even Better Is A Middle Humbucker With Push/Pull!!! That Would Allow Up To 42 Freakin' Pickup Combinations!!! 42!!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Grrrreat guitar!

    By Matthew

    from baton rouge louisiana

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

    Bought this guitar at my local GC. Works great! Love the fast extra jumbo frets, the abalone lines and gothic crosses. tried out a prs se custom 24 and this guitar, came out with this one. wanted it in black, but wont be here till like next month or something, so went for white, store was out and would've had to wait to order it, im very impatient so i got the black cherry. put it on layaway for one day and went in and the sales person brought out the hellraiser c-1 FR by mistake and being the honest person i am told her she had made a mistake.lol. only thing i wish was that i didn't have to buy the guitar on display but i made sure the action was were it needed to be and everything. Push pull knobs are wonderful for getting different tones when needed. ( not much tho i play a lot of metal) Emg pickups are the best. oh and i read some reviews that said this guitar was real heavy, wrong! i thought prs guitars were usually pretty light and i held one next to this and this guitar is definitely the perfect weight. not to heavy not to light. sustain out of this world with the ultra access neck. and the painted neck is not sticky at all like some others say. guess i got a good one. LOVE THE GUITAR! have owned Esp's, Ibanez's , fenders, and yamahas, and im sticking to schecter.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Looks great, decent quality, plays well

    By Tre Gentile

    from Portland, OR

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

    I had to order my Gloss Black Hellraiser C-1 NT due to the local GC only stocking the Blk Chry version. I have read horror stories about the GC order process but I must say it worked flawlessly for me. I had the guitar sent to the store so if there were any obvious problems with the order, they could witness them with me. The guitar took about a week to arrive, was very well packaged (triple boxed) and was new stock (not a display from another store). Again, very pleased. I am also very pleased with the guitar itself. It's a good value if you take advantage of a deep discount GC usually has available. At the $750 price, not so much. The set up was off but I must say that was expected. A simple truss rod adjustment and bridge adjustment was basically all that was needed. (Intonation was perfect on 5 out 6 strings). The finish was flawless, everything was tight, frets are level, the electronics and mechanical items all work as designed. I will be changing the pickups and pots but that's a personal tone choice, not any fault of the craftsmanship or build quality. With its mahogany body and set neck, string through design, and 25.5" scale, this model is a great blend of Les Paul & shredder style guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Elery D

    from Chicago IL

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

    Just bought this guitar New Years Eve. I've always been a Schecter player but this one took my by surprise! The EMGs one this thing are amazing. The cleans this thing gives off I love the most especially when I add some chorus and a crack of distortion. The coil tap is way more noticeable than my Tempest. It stays it tune very well thanks to the locking tuners. And it just looks sexy! I've already gotten many compliments on the looks and by how it plays. This guitar has now taken my Tempest's spot as my main axe in Drop C. It's cheap for how amazing of a guitar it is. I'd recommend this guitar to anyone.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Go buy a Schecter Damien Elite instead.

    By Peyton Stewart

    from London, KY

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

    This is a great guitar. But for the price, you could get the Damien Elite which is almost the exact same guitar, for about half the price. Same EMG's same neck, and throw in a floyd rose for still MUCH CHEAPER than this guitar. This guitar ,however, has a slightly more detailed flame top, but is it really worth 300+ more for a slightly more detailed finish?

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