Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 FR Extreme Electric Guitar Satin See-Thru Black 888365256504

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Built with neck-thru construction and a sleek contoured body, the Hellraiser C-1 FR Extreme is armed with a pair of active EMG pickups with black chrome covers, a Floyd Rose 1000 Series locking tremol... Click To Read More About This Product

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Built with neck-thru construction and a sleek contoured body, the Hellraiser C-1 FR Extreme is armed with a pair of active EMG pickups with black chrome covers, a Floyd Rose 1000 Series locking tremolo bridge and Grover tuners. Elegant design appointments include "Gothic Crosses" inlay on your choice of ebony or flamed maple fretboard, and the entire guitar is adorned with black chrome hardware.

Multi-laminate maple & walnut neck
Made from 3 pieces of maple and 2 center strips of walnut. This well balanced combination of select wood takes the bright tones of maple and adds a dark tone from the walnut strips. Often used for Thru neck construction giving the acoustic tone of the instrument a perfect string vibration transfer to the body.

Choice of ebony or flamed maple fretboard
Giving the player the ultimate in versatility and tone, you have the option of selecting ebony with its snappy crisp attack or flamed maple with it's dense bright and reflective tone.

EMG active 81/89R active pickups
The 81 utilizes powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils for tone that was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain. This pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. The 89 is loaded with Alnico V magnets and has separate preamps each providing custom outputs for both dual coil and single coil modes (R Version use REAR coil). In dual-coil mode, the sound is rich, warm and powerful, but still very clear and is similar to the 85.

Grover tuning machines
The original Rotomatic with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Mahogany contoured body
  • Flamed or quilted maple top
  • 25.5" scale multi-laminate maple & walnut neck
  • Ebony or flamed maple fretboard
  • 24 X-Jumbo frets
  • Mother-of-pearl or black pearl "Gothic Crosses" inlay
  • EMG active 89R neck pickup with black chrome cover
  • EMG active 81 bridge pickup with black chrome cover
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series locking tremolo
  • Grover tuning machines
  • Individual volume control
  • Master tone control with coil-tap
  • 3-Way pickup selector
  • Case sold separately
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.


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Schecter Guitar ResearchHellraiser C-1 FR Extreme Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

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3.0

It is a good guitar but...

By Andy

from Kearny NJ

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands

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

Very fun to play, and it has good tune. It is a beautiful guitar looked from a distance.
However, the mosaic on the fret board has many defects. Junction between the fret board and the body is poor also.

 
5.0

what an awesome guitar

By Mardin

from central New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Wow. Got this as a STOTD. Black with maple fretboard. Immediately changed strings, which takes a while. But then, plugged it into my Mesa Lone Star Special, the 5-watt tube setting, turned it up, and was hit by a tsunami of tone. Single-coil or both, bridge or neck, loud or soft, it all sounded great. I have six other electric guitars, including a Clapton strat and another Schecter--the C-1 electric-acoustic, and this one fits right in, or maybe is better than its fellow members of the herd. The neck is fast, it holds tune (as it should, with locking tuners), and sounds great. Mostly I am playing classic rock and country, and this guitar even does twang. No kidding. Sure, shredders lust after these hot EMG pickups, but these are versatile guitars.

      I am really pleased with this purchase.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Schecter Hellraiser Extreme

      By disillusioned

      from Cleveland, Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          excellent guitar but be sure to check Musician's Friend's Ebay ads for a better price on a used guitar

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar Value

          By Michael Locke

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

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

            I own about a dozen guitars. Three are Schecters for a reason: great quality at a great price. The finish on the C-1 FR is impeccable. The electronics are top-notch. The active pickups really roar. My C-1 FR has an ebony fretboard that looks beautiful and is a joy to move around on. The setup was perfect. The neck is beefier than I expected, but not overly so. The Original Floyd Rose can handle any whammy mayhem you throw at it and stay in tune.

            I've been a professional musician for 30 years. I would highly recommend this instrument for anyone who takes making music seriously.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excelent guitar

            By DREW

            from MIles City MT

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

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

              I bought a Hellraiser extreme c1 fr and liked it. I swapped out the sustain block wit ha floyd 42mm tungsten block, gave it more sustain and it is much louder (Floyd dosn't have as much sustain as a string through neck). I replaced the block springs with noiseless springs. Finally I bought an EMG "het set", although the 81/89 isn't a bad pickup, the Het Set is just better in every way, you get insane output yet the clarity of a passive. I will never get rid of this guitar I absolutley loved it when it first arrived and I am blown away after upgrades.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best Guitar one grand can buy!

              By Martin Leonardo Carranza Garcia

              from Mexico

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

              This guitar is perfect in all senses! it wont go out of tune even if abusing the tremolo, the finish is smooth and doesnt catch fingerprints or stains, the emg pickups are great for every playing style ! i compared them with seymour duncan blackouts, nevertheless the blackouts have higher output and far more sustain.. this is awesome for playing riffs, but the cleans sound a bit dirty!... with the emg you have the perfect amount of output and sustain, without having to sacrifice your clean playing!!, if it aint much, if you split the coils, the cleans sound so much clear! .. i definitely recomend this guitar for any guitarist who wants to buy the LAST of his collection

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing!

              By Black Heart Epidemic

              from Western Mass

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Best Guitar I've Played
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Had a Led Paul Standard and an Ibanez Prestige but this guitar outdoes both in terms of, well, everything...! First it is beautifully made. The finish combined with the neck thru construction is perfect. The knobs and toggle switch are solid and smooth. The pickups sound like a dream thru my Line 6 Bogner 212, with perfect cleans and gigantic distortions...add in the locking tuners, the silky smooth ebony fretboard, and she plays flawlessly...seriously the best guitar I've owned!

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Top of the Line Electric Guitar

                  By JOHN HAUSMANN

                  from Milwaukee, WI

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

                  Though this guitar is a "Shredder's Dream", don't stereotype it as a heavy metal guitar. I play mostly rock and roll and lots of clean songs and the range of clean and beautiful tones are really, really impressive. In my opinion this is a marriage of two amazing guitars (Fender Strat Deluxe and a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe) and you get the best of both worlds with this one: Body Weight & Feel - Les Paul Body Design - Strat Neck - Les Paul Fingerboard - Strat Pick Ups - Les Paul Headstock/Tuners - Les Paul Tremelo System - Strat Layout and feel of the whole top - Strat Selector switch - Strat Control Knobs - Les Paul Quality of finish - Les Paul. I think the EMG pick ups really put this over the edge sound-wise. You are getting a lot of guitar for the price and that's reflected that it doesn't come with case, case candy or manual.

                  (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply amazing!!

                  By Tato

                  from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Amazing finishing
                  • Comfortable fast neck
                  • Excellent sustain
                  • 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 Extreme Electric Guitar:

                    This is a great guitar. I preordered it blinded, following the tech specs shown on the Schecter Guitar Research webpage, the Hellraiser model reputation & following the recommendation of a musical producer of my country, who said "Schecter won´t dissapoint you". He was allwright. I choosen it from a PRS Torero & an Ibanez S Pretige Series. The quality & the sound, regarding the price, is amazing, the satin finish is really nice & comfortable to play. The neck is thinner, faster Y comfortable that I expected. The sound is agressive, sharp & deep. It has an incredible sustain (because of the neck thru body construction) The 81 & 89 pickups... what can I say, amazing. The Floyd Rose 1000 series (korean version) is the same as the original (german version) The materials & the finishing is exactly the same, the only diffrerence is the place where it has been built. I use the whammy all the time, i´ve been bombing it a lot and the guitar allways stay in tune, no matter what you do with it.
                    I really recommend this guitar. You will never know that is a korean instrument except for the stamp, I own an American Gibson Les Paul Standard, an old japanese Ibanez RG 770 and a Fender American Standard Stratocaster too so I know what I´m talking about. Do not expect many marketing pieces in there (manuals, cable, brochures or manual). The price that you pay is all in the guitar.
                    An amazing instrument for a really low price.

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