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The Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR is an electric guitar featuring a Floyd Rose Original tremolo system to deliver tones that are sure to please any metal player. The C-1 guitar's mahogany body has an ult... 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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The Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR is an electric guitar featuring a Floyd Rose Original tremolo system to deliver tones that are sure to please any metal player. The C-1 guitar'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 has 24 extra-jumbo frets and gothic cross inlays for a dark, sinister look. Active EMG 81TW and 89 pickups deliver crushing electric guitar tone. Now you have more options than ever by activating single-coil sound via a push/pull volume knobs.

The Floyd Rose 1000 series tremolo bridge will keep you dive-bombing with your Schecter Hellraiser C-1 all night long. The binding has been specifically chosen to complement the finish. Schecter uses Grover tuners, and black chrome hardware to round out the Hellraiser C-1 FR's killer look. Black Cherry finish has a quilted maple top.

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FEATURES

Construction: Set-Neck with Ultra Access
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Body: Mahogany (black cherry finish includes quilted maple top)
Neck: 3-pc. Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 24 extra-jumbo
Inlays: Gothic Cross
EMG active 81TW/89 pickups
Push/pull knob for single coil
Electronics: 2 Vol with push/pull coil-splitting/Tone/3-Way Switch
Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Tremolo System
Abalone binding on Black Cherry & White, Gray Pearl Binding on Black
Tuners: Grover
Hardware: Black chrome
Case sold separately
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Schecter Guitar ResearchHellraiser C-1 FR Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 56 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Guitar will eat your children!!!!

I was walking down the street the other day when a Schecter Hellraiser decapitated an old lady crossing the street. After that it slaughtered a kid's soccer team with it's awesome screeching high notes....Read complete review

I was walking down the street the other day when a Schecter Hellraiser decapitated an old lady crossing the street. After that it slaughtered a kid's soccer team with it's awesome screeching high notes. It then laughed maniacally and flew off into the sunset. I new then that I could not rest until I owned a Hellraiser of my own.

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Really great, with one big flaw

I eventually had to return this guitar, which is a shame because it's one of the best I have ever owned. The EMGs were amazing, and the coil-splitting made them perfect. Neck was...Read complete review

I eventually had to return this guitar, which is a shame because it's one of the best I have ever owned. The EMGs were amazing, and the coil-splitting made them perfect. Neck was smooth and level and the finish was gorgeous. But the one fatal flaw was the locking nut: it was set up substantially too low and caused the worst fret buzz I have ever encountered, worse than $100 guitars. I raised the bridge to fight it but then the Floyd refused to stay in tune (something else I blame largely on the nut). After 30 days of adjusting and tinkering I admitted defeat and gave it back, which it tragic. I must have just gotten a bad one.

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(312 of 383 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Guitar will eat your children!!!!

By h311r4153r

from Hell, Michigan

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

I was walking down the street the other day when a Schecter Hellraiser decapitated an old lady crossing the street. After that it slaughtered a kid's soccer team with it's awesome screeching high notes. It then laughed maniacally and flew off into the sunset. I new then that I could not rest until I owned a Hellraiser of my own.

(24 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!!!

By Nate Duerksen

from KC

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

I had been looking for a new guitar to upgrade to for a while and after playing around a little I found that I liked Schecter guitars the best. I had borrowed my friend's C1+ for a while and this guitar blows it out of the water. This guitar can be used for nearly any style of music from blues to metal. The EMG's give it a really nice, full tone, but can still scream out solos. The action is smooth and the FR never goes out of tune. Sometimes I'll tune it, pick it up 2 weeks later and it'll still be perfectly in tune (although it rarely goes 2 weeks without being used :)). My only suggestion is to make the battery flap metal because the plastic ones seems flimsy, but overall I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone.

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

heavy and sweet. headbanger

By Dr. jake

from mobile

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

The schecter hellraiser is a great guitar. the emg 81tw scream when turned up all the way but also deliver a crisp and smooth tone. The bridge pickup is perfect for heavy head banging or, when toned down, perfect for something like europa(warm and smooth). I hammer the floyd rose all day and do evil dips and it just wont get out of tune. I have just a few bad remarks that really dont matter. the body is heavy, but who cares. Also, if you want a tight sound like vai, the emg's wont quite get that high but for everything else, from dragonforce to dimebag, it is perfect

(15 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

There is no comparison!

By Ray Shupe

from Sandhills, NC

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

This guitar stands tall above the broken bodies of all others!The quality can be heard as soon as you hit a chord! I spent three hours playing others of a similar style and there was no comparison! From shredding Dimebag style to wailing like SRV, this axe would become your tool of choice! Try it, you'll buy it!

(14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Forged for Metal Gods...

By Mitchell Parks of Eyes of the Prophe

from Bloomington, IN

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

Ah my Hellraiser, where do I begin... My Shecter is one of the best guitars I've ever played, especially for the price. For an equally expensive guitar of a more well-known brand, Gibson for example, you would get a guitar with a neck that wasn't as smooth, without as versitile pick-ups, and that didn't come with EMG's and a floyd rose tremolo. They say active pick-ups kill some of the guitar's tone, but pull the knob and it's all good. For the styles I play the tone is good enough active. The neck is perfectly smooth and allows you to shred with ease. The floyd rose is a nice touch, although it's not completely necessary. If you're wanting to save some $$ and a floyd rose isn't really you're style, I'd for the Hellraiser without a tremollo. This is because it makes strings a pain to change! I take about an hour to change my stirings, about once a month, playing a few hours every day. Also the bridge is a little tricky. It doesn't allow you to palm mute very hard, resting your hand on the bridge changes the pitch. Bending one string independently will pull on the bridge and change the pitch of any open strings you might have ringing out. All-n-all I'd buy it again, and recommend it to any moderate or advanced metal/rock player. Rock on.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWSOME

By Trevor

from Santa Clarita,CA

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

Ok where do I start!? I've had this guitar for a good 8+ months so I think it's a good time to write a review. I'm 15 and have been playing for a good 2 years, now I'm not the best player but my friends think i'm good. This is my 2nd guitar, besides a squire. But I have played some epiphones and gibsons. This thing rocks! The EMG's are amazing. I can headbang to crazy train on high gain, and then switch over to an overdrive and play along with Hendrix. Coil taps activate the coils underneath the pickups and give you that ultra clean, crisp sound of a strat. The neck feels so smooth it's like glass. I bought the black cherry and along with mother of pearl accents, this thing is probably the most beautiful guitar I've seen. Go play one and plug into a Line6 , I have a line6 spider3 75 watt. All my friends and my dads friends who have musical experince think it sounds amazing. I bought one, and will definately be keeping it most of my life. Go play one, and buy it. You so won't regret it!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best. Guitar. Ever.

By Dylan

from Albany, NY

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

Okay, I decided to get a second guitar, (my first was an Epiphone SG,) and I wanted a good metal guitar with a Floyd Rose, so I was recommended this guitar. As soon as I plugged it in, I fell in love. It shreads like nothing I've ever played, and it plays almost too easliy. If you are thinking about buying this guitar, stop thinking and buy it!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Give 'Em Heaven

By Jeff Klein

from Casa Grande AZ

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

I traded in a purple 1962 Re-issue Fender Strat (my baby) and upgraded to the Hellraiser C-1 FR Black Cherry. I am a Christian Musician/Singer/Songwriter who plays with a 6-man group called Fishermen's Feet. This guitar was out of my budget, but I could not take my eyes off of its amazing fit and finish, along with the fine details artistically done. I was looking and test driving everything from American Strats to Ibanez to Jackson to Grestch to Gibson to even PRS, all decidedly out of my price range. No matter which guitar I played against the Schecter, the Schecter kick their butt time and time again. The EMG Pups on this axe are simply sinful. The Coil Tapping is the greatest thing since active Pups. I loved my old vintage strat sound but not the noise, my Schecter recreates it, without the noise, and takes it up 10 notches. I like the sound of Les Pauls, again, my Schecter takes that sound to a whole new level. The things is crafted beautifully out of some very fine wood giving the Hellraiser amazing tone and heavenly sustain... You might be wondering why a Christian musician would need such a fine instrument, well we play contemporary all the way through post modern hardcore, and this awesome guitar is exactly what I need to get all the different sounds for the different styles I play. Once again, Paul, from Tempe AZ GC worked a smokin' deal for me and I had to buy it. He was kind enough to keep bringing, every guitar I wanted to try, to me in the demo room that he set me up in. And when the dust settled (3+ Hours later), I was the proud owner of the best guitar I have ever played. Thanks Paul for your support, attention to details and meeting my guitar needs, and for making it all possible for me to have this monster... Paul thought it was IRONIC that a Christian would be playing this "Hellraiser" guitar at the large Christian venues that we play, I told him that I was "Shaming the Devil" every time I played it... Thanks for reading. Don't let my Christianity fool you - this guitar is hotter than the fires of Hell... Get one and you'll see what I mean.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST I HAVE EVER PLAYED

By Leland Deep

from riverside ca

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

This guitar is great for anything from blues and straight to METAL... The EMG'S make the sound thick and rich and the Floyd rose is ready to kill. The guitar cant get better.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SWWEEEEEETTTTTT!

By Ian

from Southern California

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

I bought this beauty little less than a week ago. And lemme tell you this thing is a BEAST! It has An Original Floyd Rose, Set Neck, Emgs,Pickup Splitters,Grover Tuners and Looks SWEEET!What more do you need in a Guitar?.... NOTHING! All i had to do is raise the action a little because Schecter Doesnt Modify Diamond Series guitars and BAM! All my Life i've been a Strat Player So i tried something new, and for the rest of my life im going to be a Schecter player! Its by far the best guitar ive EVER played so if you have the chance to buy a guitar save up for this one! YOU WONT REGRET IT!!!

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Schecter Does It Again!!!

By Dex and Effects

from Florence, Ky

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

Few words others have used can do this guitar justice. The neck is a dream to play on, the fretwork incredible. The inlays are a little cheezy but definitely do the guitar justice by keeping the integrity of the neck as mostly wood with little embellishments for user approval. The action was good out of the store and I did pick the best of the litter in the store for action. When I got home and began to play it, I decided to lower it. I lowered the action so low with no buzz, that I had to raise the action because I could not get under the string to get a good bend. On to the electronics. I have NEVER been a fan of EMG pups. Mostly a Duncan man. The 81 in the neck is clear and produces smooth overdrive through my Egnater Tourmaster 4100 and Bogner Alchemist. The taps on the controls give the guitar an excellent array of tones. The 81 in the neck is a little too mellow for me, if I were to replace it it would be with an 85 for a little more tone. Play it you will see what I mean. It does however, provide for a nice clean mellow tone even good for front pickup metal playing but a little too tame for my taste with distortion. Clean, much better than an 85 which has a tendency to be a little bright so really overall the 89 does do justice as an all around pickup. The black Cherry is brilliant and with the Floyd you can wank all day and the thing rarely goes out of tune. I love this guitar! Do yourself a favor and get this guitar, you will not be disappointed! If you have any problems, Schecter will DEFINITELY take care of you! I have several and they have never let me down.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

definition of metal

By Dr. Shredmaster

from Philly, PA

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

wow. i am in awe because of this guitar. the notes that sing out of this guitar are phenomonal. the neck through design is the most comfortable ive ever played on and the beauty of it is jaw dropping. the lead tone that comes out of the 89 are THE BEST for metal and the coil tap makes it sing without gain. if u play metal this is a must have.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing axe

By Jake Bollinger

from springfield mo

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

I usually would never buy a guitar without playing it. One day i got crazy and desided to buy a new guitar, i got on here, started searching though and ran across this beast. A friend of mine plays a schecter and he loves it. Did a little research on it and put in the order. I have played a lot of high end guitars and this one to me at least is my fav. I have played for about 9 years and play in a rock/hip-hop band. This guitar will do ANYTHING you want it to. you can get just about any sound out of this. If you want a big fat bottom end you got it. you want that fender strat sound you got it. I will never play a different guitar then this hellraiser. I liked it so much i bought 2 more as backups for live shows.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Guitar Ever!!

By Schecter Shredder

from Brooklyn, New York

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

i bought this guitar the other day and all i can say is its simply amazing. i was blown away by its quality. the Schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR isn't that heavy compared to other Schecters. the EMG pickups are outstanding and they deliver great power. the original floyd rose tremolo is totally awesome. the neck its smooth and feels comfortable. if you want a guitar with great performence, power and great looks well than this is the guitar for you!!

(5 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

THIS WILL HELP YOUR DECISION

By Spencer

from california

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

This guitar is good. I have to say, its better to aget a guitar with seymour duincans and no floyd rose. Is hard to maintian, and it break on this guitar very easily. if you dont tighten it with an allan wrench every time then the guitar goes completley out of tune. On the good side, however, this guitar has a very good neck making it easy to play, and sound amazing through any amp. I would recomend getting a paul reed smith for this price instead, as it is not as great as a guitar as the reviews say.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hellraiser C1-FR: The Epitome of Cool

By Esteban

from Brooklyn, NY

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

Versatile, Beautiful, and Powerful; this guitar has it all. Schecter Guitars have produced great guitars that suit any guitarist and the Hellraiser C1-FR is no exception. I currently own one in Black Cherry and it looks gorgeous. The gothic cross inlays and abalone binding gives the C1-FR a fierce and wicked look. The neck is great. It�ۡ���s not as this thin as an Ibanez Wizard neck but it�ۡ���s still great for moving up and down the fretboard swiftly and access to the higher frets is effortless. The Active EMG 81/89 pickups sound awesome. They have great output but they aren�ۡ���t as bright as passive pickups but they still sound powerful, clear and amazing. I don�ۡ���t use the push/pull coil tap feature too often, I have no need for it but it�ۡ���s still a nice feature. I like the Original Floyd Rose Tremolo; it can handle deep dive bombs while keeping the guitar in tune. The Hellraiser C1-FR is very versatile; great for Metal, Hard Rock, Blues, Psychedelic rock, etc. This guitar isn�ۡ���t as heavy as other Schecter models. I personally enjoy playing some Avenged Sevenfold and Dream Theater with the Hellraiser C1-FR, it sounds EPIC! Overall this guitar is the epitome of cool.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NEW-REVIEW...AWESOME!!

By P.T.

from Kent,Wa

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

I got mine 10/2010 when I first saw it.I was awe-struck.The Black Cherry is a beautiful color.The floyd rose tremelo is built to stand any type of dive,squeal,howl,etc.I make this giutar scream and ask for more...its just looks at me and smile..and says...Oh daddy.The EMG active pick-ups/split coil is a plus.I firs bought HR-FR w/out the split coil,now I have both.An addition to my collection.This guitar can play any type of music,Blues,metal,jazz,country.You name it.Guys search no more.Best money can buy with all the blow and whistles

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome guitar

By Trevor

from Santa Clarita, CA

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

This guitar is just awsome. Bought it around 5 months ago, havent had to tune it once. The EMG's are a nice touch and the Floyd Rose is a must. One thing i just learned how to use is the coil taps. They made a warm tone go to a crisp fender sound with a pull of the volume knob. Black cherry finish is absolutely beautiful, and the abalone inlays are sweet. all my friends are jealous!!

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Les Paul's perfect side kick

By Levilp74

from Birmingham AL

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

I was looking to find a back up for my les paul standard and i was looking for a quality guitar with a floyd rose. WOW! Not only did this bad boy look killer but it rivals any $1000 plus guitar. It has a ORIGINAL FLOYD ROSE and it stays in tune even with the gnarliest of dive bombs. The 81 tw is all around the best pick up emg has made. You can fetch tones from EVH with it tapped or Killswitch with the humbucker in full swing. Only thing was i had to adjust the neck a tiny bit to fit my playing style. But if your into any kind of rock do yourself a favor and at least play one. Get the white one also.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A metallic beast!

By DJ Psycho

from Cordele, Georgia

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

This guitar is sikk. I love everything about it. It stays in tune so well although its a little difficult to get in tune. The EMGs really pack some tone. On top of that, its just a gorgeous guitar. This picture does no justice for it. Definately worth the price.

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