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With seven strings and a long 26-1/2" scale length, the Schecter Hellraiser C-7 FR electric guitar is made to play heavy rock and metal music. Other heavy-rock essentials found on this beast include a... Click To Read More About This Product

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With seven strings and a long 26-1/2" scale length, the Schecter Hellraiser C-7 FR electric guitar is made to play heavy rock and metal music. Other heavy-rock essentials found on this beast include a set-neck with 24 extra-jumbo frets, solid mahogany body with quilted maple top, EMG 707-TW active humbuckers with coil-splitting, and a Floyd Rose Original tremolo bridge with a locking nut. You will never be happy with just six strings again after you experience the low end growl of the C-7 powerhouse.

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Features
  • Construction: Set-neck with Ultra Access
  • Scale: 26-1/2"
  • Tuning: B-E-A-D-G-B-E
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Quilted maple
  • Neck: 3-piece mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24 extra-jumbo
  • Inlays: Gothic cross
  • Pickups: EMG Active 707-TW
  • Electronics: 2 Vol with push/pull coil-splitting/Tone/3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original Tremolo
  • Binding: Abalone
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Hardware: Black Chrome
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Schecter Guitar ResearchHellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 28 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!!

By Mattsmom

from Ny

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

    My son absolutely loves it! The sound is phenomenal!
    I highly recommend it!

     
    5.0

    A Top Quality 7-String

    By TheRealMikeD

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

    I recently bought this guitar as my first ever 7-string, and I couldn't be happier with it. It's a really well-made, quality instrument, and it has made my introduction to the 7-string world an easy and fun one.

    The finish is gorgeous (I got the limited edition, purple quilted maple top, but the cherry is just as beautiful), and all the hardware is good quality, especially the Floyd Rose tremolo. Aside from changes in temperature which cause the strings to stretch or contract slightly, this guitar never goes out of tune.

    I don't love the sound of the EMG-707 pickups, but that's a matter of personal taste. You might think they're the greatest sounding pickup of all time. And anyway, replacement pickups are easy to obtain and install. More and more manufacturers are making them with the soapbar-style covers that fit the routing on this guitar. I would recommend you give them a chance and see if you like them. Even if you don't, don't let that keep you from buying this guitar.

    I wouldn't really agree with those who say that it's ready to play out of the box. For some players, it might be fine, but for the feel that I like (super-low action and a fairly straight neck), I found that it needed some minor adjusting. But that's something that I would expect to do on any guitar that I buy. If you're experienced at setting up guitars, it's pretty easy. Or if you're not, you can take it to your favorite guitar tech and they'll do it for you. No biggie.

    Also, it came with .010-gauge strings. I prefer .009's, so I changed those out pretty quickly. Again, not a big deal.

    I don't think you can get a better quality 7-string guitar for the money. If I had it to buy all over again, I would not hesitate to do so.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    sound from hell, demons playing

    By JORGE VAZQUEZ

    from RESEDA, CA

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is amazing, made for metal sound, the EMG pick ups are great combination in this guitar with 7 strings, I love it. Schecter is my favorite brand just for this guitar.

     
    5.0

    Hellraiser to the max

    By Jeremy Boyle

    from San dimas california

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

    Hello, I've had this guitar for a few days . And it is amazing ! This guitar doesn't only sound good but it looks like a peace of art ! The active pick ups get a nice clean , especially when you start combing the neck and the bridge. And experimenting with it. The neck is huge ! If you are coming from a beginner guitar or anything of that sort get ready! This guitar is gorgeous in black cherry , if you have the chance to buy this or if you're having difficulty choosing , pick this I've spent endless hours . Researching and going to try out all the 7 strings I could possibly find . And this is the absolute best one ! The neck is also a tad thick so if you like Ibanez (guitar I had before) then you might not like it , however I find it comfortable and easier to play . If you have small hands don't let the extra jumbo frets scare up I ! transition from 6 to 7 excellent! Very happy purchase . Bought it for 730$ just call the store or guitar center and they will help you out !

     
    5.0

    Great 7 String For All Types of Music

    By Andrew Dennis

    from Roswell, NM

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Craftsmanship
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great looking
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For All Types Of Play

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

      If you're looking to get a seven string and were considering this guitar, then let me tell you this is an excellent choice. First off, the guitar looks killer. I have the white version and it's really stunning. It has a very solid feel, played great right out of the packaging. It just needed some minor tuning. The EMG 707's sound great and offer a good versatile range of tone. The pickup coil selector is great especially for playing clean and getting a good blues or country sound. Now before you get it I would recommend you try one out before you buy it especially if you never have played with a 7 string like myself. I am used to playing 6 string ESP LTD guitars and they have pretty thin necks. This guitar being a 7 string of course is going to take some getting used to. The thing that really got me though was the 26 range neck. I like it because it's great for chording and soloing especially on the high frets but it took me some time to get comfortable because everything felt more stretched. The guitar is moderately heavy but is comfortable whether standing or sitting. The ultra access neck is good but I still find it just a tad more cumbersome to play on the higher frets than on my ESP's. The craftmanship is fantastic. It has great sustain. Hardly no string buzz right out of the box and the string height was perfect in my opinion. If you want not only just a great metal guitar but something that is capable of letting you explore different tone options, than this is the perfect guitar. One of the best contenders in the 7 sring department.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth every penny and then some!

      By Daniel Stone

      from Indianapolis, IN

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

      I've played many guitars, PRS, Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, Ibanez S series (EX series was my first guitar). Hands down this guitar is superior in every way imaginable. The tone is outrageous, the look is gorgeous, the feel is flawless. This was my first 7 string and i'll never go back. I thought the transition would be more difficult but with this guitar I've gotten even better than I was with the 6 string version. (Had the 6 string hellraiser before too). For the money Schecter has the best guitars you can buy...period. This C7 plays better and sounds better than guitars that are twice the price.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar!

      By shortcircuit4231

      from Fort Collins, CO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Looks great
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Sticky Neck

      Best Uses

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

        This is my first seven string guitar and I must say I am not disappointed. I originally bought an Ibanez arz307, but I was not impressed at all by the quality of craftsmanship and pickups.

        I plan on swapping out the EMG 707 in the bridge for an EMG 81-7 or a Seymour Duncan Blackout-7. The 707s sounds just fine, but if you're playing through a Dual Rectifier, you may feel like the low end is a bit overbearing.

        My only complaint about this guitar is that the finish on the neck is the same as the rest of the guitar. It looks great, but it makes the neck feel very sticky. This is an easy fix though (If you're ok with trying it). I lightly rubbed some 4/0 steel wool on the neck finish to remove the shine and make it very smooth. It only takes off a thin layer of clear coat and it can be easily buffed back out with car polish if you want the original shine again.

        All in all, I love this guitar. The neck was not hard to get used to. After a couple of days of playing, I actually prefer it over my Gibson. Now 6 strings just feel like miniature guitars.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent guitar!

        By 7stringheaven

        from toronto, ontario

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent quality
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

        Recently purchased this guitar. It plays amazing, the feel is really comfortable. The emg pickups are very good and do not make the low b string sound muddy. The price is reasonable and the quality is very good. I recommend this guitar to anyone who is looking for a 7 string.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid 7-string with good design choices

        By RetroGuy

        from California

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good design
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Build

        Cons

        • Relatively Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

        The quality of this guitar is top notch, and the parts (pickups, neck wood, body wood etc) are well chosen, making this a great all-round guitar with a progressive-metal inclination.
        I will list the factors that were most relevant in picking this guitar over others in the 7-string department.
        1. The bridge is great, don't worry about it being made in South Korea. Fully functional, smooth, stable, strong, well-built, great sustain. Swapping it for an Original Floyd Rose is however still an option.
        2. The pickups are moderate output - if you want crazy high output, get the Blackjack. The single tone sound is much better than I expected - but thinner and more "lonely" sounding than my maple neck Standard Stratocaster. I really like the humbucking sound. You can get the pickups in parallel in the 'mid' position and individually set single-coil or double-coil sound at the same time.
        3. Active pickups, hope you know what you are getting into. You can't expect to be lazy with these pickups. Work with the volume, tone controls, and the equalizer on your pedal/amp, and you can shape the naturally flat(ter) response of these pickups to something that works for the moment.
        4. You'll be fine with standard tuning, BUT this guitar is MADE for drop A tuning. Seriously. The neck scale is long, so that helps; plus you can then reduce the tremolo resistance a bit.
        5. The set 3 piece neck, mahogany body combined with the EMG 707 give a great sound.
        6. You want the SGR-1C hardshell case for this. Any other case will probably not be a snug fit, or not fit at all.
        7. The Schecter website (particularly the FAQ page) has lots of interesting information for Diamond series guitars that you should check out before making a decision.
        8. It looks amazing. But you can see that.
        9. The battery compartment is exactly big enough for ONE 9V battery. If you are thinking of an 18V mod, you'll have to do some work... For these particular pickups, I'd say - not really needed.
        10. Why doesn't anyone talk about the clean sound of this thing? Remember point 3 and you can great clean tones - both humbucking and single-coil. You may have to work harder for some tones, and some tones will be elusive - but you can't have EVERYTHING in the same guitar.

        It's a heavy guitar, and feels solid and sturdy. Nice rugged polyester finish. The Black Cherry option works REALLY well. Definitely a winner in this price range.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Djentiest Guitar!

        By Ranaro

        from Toronto, ON

        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

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-7 FR 7-String Electric Guitar:

        I've been playing this guitar for about 2 weeks now and it feels amazing. The frets are nice and big so when your hitting those high notes you're not struggling to keep your fingers in the right position. The spacing of the strings are great too. The sound that comes out of this beast is absolutely wonderful. I run my guitar through my POD Studio UX2 with POD Farm and it comes it very clean.

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