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Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar Black

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The Schecter Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustaniac Electric Guitar 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 an...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Schecter Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustaniac Electric Guitar 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 81 and Sustainiac humbuckers deliver crushing electric guitar tone. Now you have more options that ever by activating single-coil sounds via push/pull volume knobs.

Its Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo bridge offers stable tuning no matter how hard you dive. Binding specifically chosen to complement the finish, Grover locking tuners, and black chrome hardware round out the Schecter Hellraiser C-1's killer look. The Black Cherry finish has a quilted maple top.

Grover ROTOMATICS
The original Rotomatic now has 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.

Rosewood Fingerboard
The most common fretboard, rosewood is naturally oily, and works well for any surface that sees frequent human contact. The sound is richer in fundamental than Maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores.

EMG Active 81/Sustainiac Pickups
81: Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high-end cut and fluid sustain. Sustainiac: This Driver/Pickup produces beautiful Humbucker tones when Sustain switch is off, and works as the Sustainiac Driver when switched On. The Sustainiac Driver creates an infinite feedback sustain of string vibrations by electromagnetic feedback.

3-Piece Mahogany Neck
Made with three pieces of mahogany for extra stability. three-piece necks can withstand the test of time. Where standard necks may show aging defects from temperature and moisture changes throughout the years, the 3-piece neck will stay nice and straight for a lifetime of playability.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Construction: Set-Neck with Ultra Access
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Quilted Maple
  • Top Contour: Arched Top
  • Binding: Abalone with BLK/WHT/BLK Multi-ply
  • Neck Material: Mahogany 3-Pc.
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Abalone Gothic Crosses
  • Scale: 25.5 (648mm)
  • Frets: 24 X-Jumbo
  • Fretboard Radius: 14 (355mm)
  • Neck Shape: Thin ˜C'
  • Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .787 (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866 (22mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.625 (41.3mm)
  • Nut: Flod Rose
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable Rod with 5/32 (4mm) Allen Nut
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG 81
  • Neck Pickup: Sustainiac
  • Sustainiac: Sustainiac Retrofit EMG with Aux-2
  • Controls: Volume/Tone/Intensity/3-Way (Pickup) Switch/2-Way On-Off Sustainiac Switch/3-Way Sustainiac Mode Switch (Fundamental-Mix-Harmonic)
  • Battery Compartment: Double 9-volt Clip-in Battery Compartment
  • Hardware Color: Black Chrome
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000 Series
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Knobs: Metal Knurled with Set Screw
  • Strings: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky #2221 (.010-.046)
  • Case: Sold separately
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Schecter Guitar ResearchHellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (3)
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    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent guitar!!! Hellraiser C-1 FR S

This guitar is incredible. Schecter's attention to detail is awesome. The guitar is flawless. It came perfectly set up, ready to play straight out of the box with no adjustments needed. The...Read complete review

This guitar is incredible. Schecter's attention to detail is awesome. The guitar is flawless. It came perfectly set up, ready to play straight out of the box with no adjustments needed. The sustainiac is fun to play with. You can hold notes indefinitely. The floyd allows deep divebombs and climbs effortlessly always going back to perfect tune. Years ago I hated floyds because they were a pain but this one seems solid and very user friendly. This guitar gives you many tone options. You will easily find the perfect sound with this guitar. The EMG bridge pickup screams. You will not be dissapointed. I got mine in black cherry and it is beautiful. Very comfortable to play. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap parts

I bought this guitar with high hopes that it would be worth the price. Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations...after having it f for less than 24 hours, the knob that...Read complete review

I bought this guitar with high hopes that it would be worth the price. Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations...after having it f for less than 24 hours, the knob that turns the sustainiac on and off (third knob down) came loose. After another 10 minutes or so, the entire sustainiac stopped working. It wouldn't turn on or do anything. I really wouldn't care if the guitar only cost $400-500 but the fact that this guitar cost me $1049+shipping is a little upsetting that it has cheap parts. And that said parts aren't even checked before it's sent. I'm giving this the three stars because I know stuff happens. I sent it back and am now currently waiting for another one to arrive, and hopefully everything works this time. Right now, I would not recommend this guitar.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Short an Sweet

By Aron Bryant

from corbin, Ky

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

I am an intermediate player of three years. I have only played and learned metal an hard rock. It is true, this guitar is cute perfectly for metal, an hard rock. Me an my friends both agree this to be one of the nicest guitars we have ever actually seen in real life. The EMG's on this monster are the best ive ever played on any guitar, especially for the type of music i play. so here we go Pro's; fine tuning with tremolo system Amazing out put with distortion, clean and sutainer based notes. Has a beautiful finish an even feels quality in your hands. A Dynamic guitar that can vist various playing styles with studio quality finesse. Con's; Sometimes the sustainer will randomly activate some of thiner stingers if your not playing a quick enough passage or silencing the string often. The one i received had some blemishes in the finish of the fret board but other than that its a clean ergonomic sleek look. Overall; an amazing guitar all around, a little pricey but you can find discounts if you look. A mean machine indeed if you wish to play metal and utilize special effects

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I can't believe how beautifully made this guitar is!!!

By Tommy

from New Orleans, originally from SF bay area

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

    I have advanced stage 4 cancer and when I saw this beautiful guitar I knew that I wanted it to possibly be the last guitar I will have ever played so it will not only give me the soul I need to play it but I will leave a bit of my soul within it to pass it on to my kids.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Cheap parts

    By Brad

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar with high hopes that it would be worth the price. Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations...after having it f for less than 24 hours, the knob that turns the sustainiac on and off (third knob down) came loose. After another 10 minutes or so, the entire sustainiac stopped working. It wouldn't turn on or do anything. I really wouldn't care if the guitar only cost $400-500 but the fact that this guitar cost me $1049+shipping is a little upsetting that it has cheap parts. And that said parts aren't even checked before it's sent. I'm giving this the three stars because I know stuff happens. I sent it back and am now currently waiting for another one to arrive, and hopefully everything works this time. Right now, I would not recommend this guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent guitar!!! Hellraiser C-1 FR S

    By Dactyl

    from Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is incredible. Schecter's attention to detail is awesome. The guitar is flawless. It came perfectly set up, ready to play straight out of the box with no adjustments needed. The sustainiac is fun to play with. You can hold notes indefinitely. The floyd allows deep divebombs and climbs effortlessly always going back to perfect tune. Years ago I hated floyds because they were a pain but this one seems solid and very user friendly. This guitar gives you many tone options. You will easily find the perfect sound with this guitar. The EMG bridge pickup screams. You will not be dissapointed. I got mine in black cherry and it is beautiful. Very comfortable to play. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy another one

      By Luke

      from undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

      I always wanted a Schecter electric. Yesterday, I finally got one. I know I have only had it 24 hours, but I played it, tested out the new features with Sustainiac, and tuned it down (2 hour episode -__-) and I love it. The design, build, feel is unlike any guitar I have had or tried. I love it and would buy another one if I had the ability. Definitely is worth the extra $150 for the new sustaniac feature. Makes for cool whammy tricks and probably for crazy solos.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By frank

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

      Excellent

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Guitar

      By Mojo

      from Iowa

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

      I'm not a musician. I bought this as a graduation gift for my son. After many conversations without trying to tip my hand I found he really likes Schecter guitars. I ordered this because it was a higher end version of what he'd been looking at and I wanted something he'd be prone to wanting to keep forever. I can't speak to anything other than the look and quality of build and materials. This guitar makes me wish I could play. It is absolutely gorgeous. The inlay is fantastic and the finish really shines. It's all I hoped for and more.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing guitar!

      By Fluff

      from Harrogate, TN

      About Me Experienced

      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 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

        I've played guitar for ten years and no other instrument has impressed me quite like this one. Great price for a guitar of this quality. The action is wonderful; it feels amazing to play. I was aiming for an EMG 81/85 combination but decided to go for the sustainiac and I'm glad I did. The tone this guitar produces is wonderful. It's perfect for metal or hard rock, and works well for softer music as well. No buzz. No flaws. The Floyd rose is wonderful and no matter hard you dive, it stays in tune. Just perfect.

         
        5.0

        Everyone is happy when Momma is happy.

        By Matthew

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

        Bought this as a Valentines gift for my wife, and the puppy and I have not been in trouble for a couple of weeks. She loves how easy it is to play, the sound and the finish. Just don't forget that there are string locks before attempting to tune.

         
        3.0

        I would buy again but not recommend it.

        By Steve

        from undisclosed

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

          I have played music professionally and non-professionally over 45 years. I personally like this guitar but the sustainiac on/off and sustainiac mode toggle switches are tiny and fragile and could break very easily. I would give a 5 star review if Schecter would make this change in the future. Then I would recommend to a friend.

           
          3.0

          I may buy this guitar again.

          By Steve

          from undisclosed

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Some of the hardware & switches are cheap.

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

          I have played music off and on over 40 years,professionally and non-professionally. If Schecter would change the tiny toggle switches to a heavier duty grade, I would recommend this guitar to others and give a 5 star rating.

           
          4.0

          Can't see the red in dim lighting

          By FREDERICK

          from undisclosed

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Recording

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

          Was looking for a "pretty" guitar with advanced electronics (sustainiac) and saw this, called, got a great price and had it delivered to my house. As I pulled it out of the foam white bag, I first saw a gorgeous headstock then a nice looking neck then a very dark guitar body - almost black, what??? I ended up returning it because it is just too dark. I can only see the red in daylight. Other than that it played well and seems solid. The sustainiac really works well, maybe too well as ALL the strings vibrate and I usually only want one or 2 to ring out. Guess one needs to practice controlling the silent strings to actually be silent. They should lighten up the color on these as they could be gorgeous.

          (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Do not waist your money!

          By Allen H

          from Parkville MD

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

          Bought this last night. Took it home and went to tune it up a little better, unlocked the strings at the top and started to tune it in and found the A and B string was crimped down on the string lock while it was completely unscrewed . Busted the B string and took it back!

           
          5.0

          HELLRAISER?? HELL YEAH!!! One of my favorites already!

          By Tommy

          from New Orleans, originally from SF bay area

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          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 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

            This is by far one of the sweetest guitars I've ever had the pleasure of playing but to own it just put me on cloud nine!! The sustainiac is one sweet p'up! Once you have the on off and tone toggles down and pass that learning curve you're in the contest to see who can hold that note for the longest period of time and with that triple tone toggle you can sit there changing the pitch from highs to lows to just down right picking your own notes with the tremolo, diving, climbing and leveling off right back to where you began well uh forever if you want!!! The body, shape and finish makes this Schecter an instant piece of art that all will envy and want to play but don't touch mine buddy go get your own!! Haha...

             
            5.0

            Awesome Guitar for the money!!

            By Hot Rod Ron

            from Ocean Gate,N.J.

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar:

              Still learning, Loving It!

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