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Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 FR Electric Guitar  

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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... Read More

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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 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Great Guitar!

By Jammin jake

from SAN Diego ca

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

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

    This is a great guitar! I purposely bought this one for the Floyd rose to play around with the whammy and do dive bombs and stuff also I've been playing some Van Halen so I wanted a good Floyd rose. I notice when I play it and use the whammy bar it slightly goes out of tune but not that much, the string locks seem to do a good job holding it in tune. The neck feels great and it's a straight through neck which I find better. I'm a huge fan of emg pick ups so it sounds great there.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Sean Wieder

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

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

      This product is phenomenal! I bought it used, and I got the old model, meaning I don't have coil splits and I have a german made Floyd, but it plays great! It's beautiful, the abalone contrasts well with the quilt top, and the neck heel makes for phenomenal access all the way to the 24th fret, the gloss isn't sticky and you can easily move your hand up and down the fretboard. I definitely recommend picking this up!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      High quality

      By guitar man

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

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

      Everything is perfect besides some fret buzz. Thinking maybe you don't strum so hard to help eliminate that.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hellraiser of a guitar. Am I right?

      By Yours Truly

      from Missouri

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • High Action

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

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

      Great feel; Great craftsmanship. Haven't found the sweet spots for pinches but still looking. Amazing to look at. The volume knobs feel backwards but should just get used to it. The tone knob provides the variability you would look for. The action is a little high out of the box so some tuning will be necessary. makes it hard to bend notes on the higher frets.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome guitar.

      By Shag

      from TX

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

      Made a few minor adjustments after being shipped and it played like dream.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LOVE IT - my FAV by far!

      By c00lkatz

      from Lewisville TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Awesome quality
      • Extremely Versatile
      • Great Frets
      • Nice neck

      Cons

      • No Cons Whatsoever

      Best Uses

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

        I'll start this off by saying I've owned everything from stock el cheapo Squier, to highly modified Squier/Epiphone, to top-notch Squier/Epiphone, to MIM Fender, to low end Gibson, to stock & modified Fender & Gibson USA guitars. THIS is my favorite guitar, and one of the very VERY few I will NOT sell or trade (I'm a "trader" by nature). The quality and craftsmanship is every bit as good as a USA guitar (mine is made in Korea). The pickups are outstanding, the split coil is extremely versatile and the best implementation I've heard compared to high end passive pickups, the electronics are all top notch, the Floyd Rose is awesome (when setup properly) and stays in tune, and the neck...the neck is my favorite part. The super fat frets are great, don't have to press down very hard to make her sing, they are all super smooth from end to end, no fretwork necessary, super smooth fretboard. Man I am in love with this thing. Of all the guitars I've owned (15+) THIS is my favorite, and I'm not even a metal player. I prefer blues, classic rock and hard rock! I bought it used from Guitar Center on a whim, got a great deal on it (about 1/4 of new price), restrung it, fresh battery, set it up, and man I'm in love. My other guitars are collecting dust for MONTHS now!

        Just get it. Seriously. It's beautiful and a dream to play. Every bit as good as any American guitar I've owned or played. I would NOT hesitate to buy this new. I have spent more and gotten FAR less. For the price I bought it, it's an absolute steal, and would definitely pay full price for a replacement if it were lost, stolen, etc. I LOVE THIS THING!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A beautiful power piece of art

        By KENNETH

        from Astoria, OR 97103

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

        First, taking this thing out of the box for the first time was an amazing experience in itself. This guitar is just soooooo beautiful! So beautiful, I almost didn't wanna touch it, to not affect the perfect quality! Now, playing it is something I have never felt before. I was actually quite bad, because my fingers weren't use to such ease moving up and down the fret-board. It's like butter, compared to my old Dean Baby ML. The Floyd Rose system was really confusing at first. I had no idea what to do... But with a simple look-up on Youtube, I figured it out quickly. It definitely takes a lot more time to install the strings, but it's totally worth it. Tremolo, to me, is a must with an electric guitar. And the locking system keeps the strings in tune for sooooo long! Really, there isn't anything about this guitar that isn't amazing! 5 Stars for any advanced-intermediate player

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Like Butter

        By KENNETH

        from Oregon

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

        Beautiful....Powerful...Plays like butter! The tuning is difficult to get a hang of...but with a little patience, it's so worth it Love everything about this bad boy

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Ultimate Metal machine

        By Joshua Aguayo

        from Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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

        This guitar meets all of its purposes, during live play, for practicing, and for recording in a studio. The sound is phenomenal and tight as well. Each note rings out clearly, it has amazing comfort, the finished neckt thru feels great, the playability is awesome, as well as the tonation. All of this for a reasonable price. I highly recommend this guitar to any metal musician,especially to those who are looking for a bang for your buck with something that is reasonable.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Oh hell yeah!!!

        By Michael Cottrell

        from Louisville, KY

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

        This is the greatest guitar ever! It holds tune better than any guitar I've ever played. It's comfortable to play, sounds nice, and looks great. I feel like a pro when I play it. Schecter is the best.

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