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Open-Box Schecter Guitar Research Gryphon Limited Edition Flametop Electric Guitar

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Borrowing looks and specs from Schecter's legendary Sunset Classic Custom shop model, the Schecter Gryphon Limited Edition Flametop features mahogan...Click To Read More About This Product

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Borrowing looks and specs from Schecter's legendary Sunset Classic Custom shop model, the Schecter Gryphon Limited Edition Flametop features mahogany body, arched flamed maple top, bolt-on rock maple 25-1/2" scale neck, rosewood fingerboard, 24 jumbo frets, and Grover tuners. The Gryphon is armed with dual Duncan Designed HB-103 humbuckers, which can be split via the tone control, transforming the Gryphon into a clean, single-coil-sounding machine.

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Mahogany body
Arched flamed maple top
Bolt-on maple neck
Rosewood fretboard
24 jumbo frets
Grover tuners
Duncan Designed humbuckers
Coil splitting
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4.7

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I really love my Schecter Gryphon

I picked up a used Schecter Gryphon at Guitar Center for a very reasonable price after trying it out against a number of other reasonably-priced used guitars. My son has a Schecter HellRaiser, which...Read complete review

I picked up a used Schecter Gryphon at Guitar Center for a very reasonable price after trying it out against a number of other reasonably-priced used guitars. My son has a Schecter HellRaiser, which he really loves for playing in his metal band, so I know the Schecter brand. I had been thinking of getting a Les Paul-style guitar but I find that with the Gryphon, I have excellent sustain, lots of tonal flexibility, the split humbucker function adds even more tonal options, so frankly I love it. A tiny adjustment to the bridge height eliminated a minor low-E string-to-fret rattle around the 17th fret. Once I re-string it I'll double-check and set the neck relief to get the best combination of playability and clean tone.
I like to play jazz, country, blues, some rock, and though there may be better-fitted metal or jazz or country or whatever guitars, this has tonal options that can fit into the styles I enjoy.
If this were lost or stolen, I would definitely go for another one, even if I had to pay more.

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Too much for so little.

This guitar was recently purchased by my rhythm guitar player. It was very nice to look at with its clear coat finish but that's where the all the fun and excitement ended. First,...Read complete review

This guitar was recently purchased by my rhythm guitar player. It was very nice to look at with its clear coat finish but that's where the all the fun and excitement ended. First, the action is way too high. It has an adjustable bridge but it was useless due to the fact the stings would rattle and ground out on the 1st and 2nd frets. It feels as if you are playing a very stiff acoustic. The pickups were low end Duncan Designed HB 103?s and did not sound very good at all. They were replaced with Dimarzio Evo's. This improved the sound but added an extra 200$. After about a month the tuners had to be adjusted almost weekly. The guitar will not stay in tune. Some new tuners might be in order. There are a lot of instruments available for the same price and I would recommend checking around before selecting this guitar.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I really love my Schecter Gryphon

By VikingHal

from Toronto, ON

Pros

  • Tone

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Rock and roll

I picked up a used Schecter Gryphon at Guitar Center for a very reasonable price after trying it out against a number of other reasonably-priced used guitars. My son has a Schecter HellRaiser, which he really loves for playing in his metal band, so I know the Schecter brand. I had been thinking of getting a Les Paul-style guitar but I find that with the Gryphon, I have excellent sustain, lots of tonal flexibility, the split humbucker function adds even more tonal options, so frankly I love it. A tiny adjustment to the bridge height eliminated a minor low-E string-to-fret rattle around the 17th fret. Once I re-string it I'll double-check and set the neck relief to get the best combination of playability and clean tone.
I like to play jazz, country, blues, some rock, and though there may be better-fitted metal or jazz or country or whatever guitars, this has tonal options that can fit into the styles I enjoy.
If this were lost or stolen, I would definitely go for another one, even if I had to pay more.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice, and a great price

By Hiddyn

from Maine

This will be my second electric guitar and my first Schecter(Schecter Gryphon). My first guitar is a super cheap thing that has finger cutting frets. I started looking for a moderately priced but above average quality guitar. Three friends of mine have a band and they all use Schecters, so I decided to look into Schecter. First of all this guitars? finish is inspiring(charcoal burst), I look foreword to picking it up, it motivates me to play. The neck is comfortable and it arrived with low action, which I will raise once I have stronger fingers. It?s stock pickups are more than adequate for me and when played by my friends during their practice it sounded warmer then their guitars and not as bright(I would like brighter sounding pickups eventually). I like the neck, it?s not too thin. The coil tapping is great too(easy to switch to clean and crunchy quickly), and I get a lot of sustain out of this guitar. It stays in tune nicely as well. I love it, and musicians that have a greater skill level than me are amazed by the quality to price ratio.Novices up to accomplished players approve.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

unmatched versatility for the price

By HisDudeness

from Texas

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You are highly unlikely to find such a well made "budget line" instrument anywhere. If you are lusting for a C1 but can't drop that much money, the gryphon is really not that different. I couldn't see changing the stock pickups any time soon, bridge sounds super hot. The jumbo frets play like a cadillac. Ihe gryphon hangs right with guitars that retail for twice as much. Unless you want a C1 for a particular paint scheme, a floyd rose, or the set neck, I'd definitely consider the gryphon before paying a lot more money for the same caliber guitar in fancy clothes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

gryphon limiteddeejhat

By deejhat

from Indiana

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I got this guitar about three years ago and absolutely love it! I got it as a closeout at a local Guitar Center. The stock seymour duncans are good for what they are. About a year after i purchased a semour duncan george lynch screamin demon for the bridge position and it does exactly what it says. You can throw in harmonics effortlessly with the right amp set up. It stays in tune fairly well. I'm in college and have decided to leave it at home for safety sake. I come home and its about a nickle sharp when i go to tune it every weekend which i find alright. You can't go wrong with this guitar. I'm and intermediate player with pro friends and they all love the way this guitar sounds and plays. Get it! They dont make em anymore.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT guitar

By gmoney

from Chicago, IL

Have had it for about one month and couldnt be happier. I bought it used at Guitar center for a bargain. No problems...plays great. Has a great tone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ok for the price

By MetalRob86

from Chicago

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I got this guitar recently and like it so far. The good: It looks beautiful the charcoal finish looks great also the neck is thin and easy to play, the coil tapping is also cool to play around with. The bad: first off the guitar was setup horribly by the factory, the neck had a back bow and required a truss rod adjustment, although the action and intonation were good after. The pickups sound horrible! I'm running through a peavey XXX half stack, it really showed the bad tone of these p'ups. I don't know if I got a bad set but I dropped in EMGs within two days of having it. Also the the countersinks for the volume and tone are poorly/crookedly routed. After setting it up and changing the pickups though this guitar looks and plays great!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

After three years I have a review

By Jake--KzdF

from Meridian, ID

So I bought this guitar about three years ago. I finally decided to write a review! So first of let me say that this is my only electric guitar. My reasoning... This guitar is everything I need. The humbuckers sound fine played through a decent amp, the 25.5" scale neck feels so much more natural to me, the coil splitter and three way selector gives me a variety of tones, aside from a few faulty wiring problems this guitar is indestructible. It has multiple dents and scratches, even a chunk missing from the headstock and it is still is great shape. This guitar is definitely gig worthy. If you are playing through a tube then you might be less satisfied with the humbuckers, in which case change them, but for playing through SS amps the pickups sound fine. I'm planning on buying a Traynor YVC50 Blue and swapping the pickups for SD Hot Rodded Humbucker Set. You can't find a better guitar for this price, kicks the crap out of every MIM strat I've played. You might want to set it up to fix your desires, I lowered the pickups, but this guitar is just fine as is.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice guitar

By SDFITZ

from Los Angeles

Not a bad little guitar, I was moving out of my apartment and had a deadbeat roommate who owed me 2 months of utilities. Being the typical LA actor he obviously didn't have any cash so I grabbed the guitar instead and said call it even. This isn't a bad little guitar, I liked the pickups but ended up switching them out with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pup in the neck and a SD-59' in the bridge and adjusted the action to suit (it's a tune-o-matic it's a breeze). I was looking something a little more classic without a super hot pickup and she plays and sounds great now. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to a Les Paul save up your money for the real deal, but overall it has a nice warm fat sound (I believe they use Asian Mahogany like the Epiphones). I don't really use the coil tap, why use a single coil on a mahogany guitar? But other than that seeing what the price is you really get the bang for your buck and it looks fantastic with the flame maple top.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Schecter Gryphon

By Purethrashmetal669

from Bismarck, AR

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I acquired this guitar not even really wanting it, being in college, I was strapped for cash, and sold one of my G & L L-1500 basses to pay off some debt... Anyways.. I couldn't be happier with this guitar. I've recorded with it, its seen live shows, and I do believe it was one of the earlier models. I got it used so I don't know the exact production date, but I seriously couldn't be more pleased with this guitar...seriously a solid investment. The overall tone is chunky, a really solid metal rhythm guitar, the coil splitter is nice too.... The cosmetics, are just icing on the cake.Seriously pick one of these up while you have the chance.(This guitar is seeing more action than my MIA Tele w/ Duncan Blackouts?!)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great solid guitar

By survivalatitsfinest

from Northwest FL

This was the first real electric guitar I bought (before this one I've had 2 acoustics and the standard Squier Strat) so initially I had no clue what I was looking for. I've had it for 2 years no and I have no complaints at all. Aesthetically: The abalone inlays are beautiful. Keep your fretboard polished and they will stay that way. The flame maple top (I have the brown one) is gorgeous and never fails to catch people's attention. The black hardware compliments all of this perfectly. The maple neck and rosewood fretboard work perfectly with the overall look of the guitar. Top notch. Playing: The coil tap is a very lovely feature which definitely adds to tonal possibilities. The pickups are actually not that bad for stock pickups, even though at some point just for new sound changing the pickups would probably be ideal. The tuners work great (except for my bad habit of always accidentally knocking the G tuner out of place). Fretboard plays great, the fret bars seem a little large in some places, though. No big deal. Sustain is pretty damn good for a bolt-on neck. I generally play in D standard or C# standard and have no problems with keeping in tune. The bridge is pretty good at its job. I don't have any complaints about the guitar, it's pretty durable. Mine has a few minor dings on the headstock but it takes a lot to put them there. I've played a few shows with it and everything ran smoothly. The only problem I had with the guitar had to do with the input jack and it was something I accidentally did. I would recommend buying this guitar in a heartbeat. I have to admit I was initially turned off by Schecter because of the bands that play them (I despise metalcore), but it's turned out to be a great guitar! GET IT!

 
4.0

Beware of the neg reviews.. fine guitar for the money.. read

By Your Mom's Secret Boyfriend

from Mom's Bedroom

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Looks Nice
  • Nice Neck Feel
  • Very Affordable on Used Market

Cons

  • Needs a Floyd
  • Pickups could sound better

Best Uses

  • Decent hardtail for low $$ - Lead or Rhythm
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Ok, all the negative comments are flat out wrong.. comments like won't stay in tune, strings too high, frets not level.. etc.. those are setup issues and aren't caused by the guitars quality or build.. you call yourself a guitar player.. learn to set one up. Once a this axe is setup it plays like butter.. the only legitimate issue you might have with this guitar might be the tone of the stock pickups.. they are a little muddy.. it can sounds ok if you have decent EQ/effect/amp-cab modeling capabilities.. or if you happen to hit upon a decent tone with it.. the single coil tap on mine gave a great blues strat sound on the neck p/u.. but seriously.. for the small investment.. you can afford to put in a pickup you like in the bridge position.. you don't play the neck P/U anyway.. cuz you're a whiny little a&&hat that only makes screeching noises in your moms basement anyway.. the idea that you actually know what good tone is and can tell the difference is comical.. the rest of the ax is great.. the neck is fast and true.. stays in tune great.. if your's doesn't.. google some you tube videos on how to set up and maintain a guitar.. basic stuff you need to know.. like lubricating the nut.. tightening the tuners.. stretching your strings.. maybe even get gressive and get a roller nut or a locking nut or whole trem system.. i have 2 of these guitars.. other than upgrade electronics (i wind my own p/u's for hobby, fun, and to waste magnet wire by the roll.. lol) .. i took the router to one of them one night and woke the wife.. put a floyd in it and woke her again setting it up... didn't get no a&& that night.. and i put a roller nut and schaller locking tuners in the hard tail.. not cuz it needed it, but because i overdo everything... both play great.. i've used them for studio work and for gigging.. i paid 200 for both for them at guitar center.. they had 2 identical gray ones marked at 149 each... i offered 200 and they took it.. they even threw in used gig bags..

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5.0

WOW......

By Ryan Schecter

from Dove Canyon, CA

I have had this guitar for a year, and I love it mre than ever. The tap control is a really nice feature. I have it in caramel, but the pic is messed up. It is actually richer, darker, and redder. The only thing about this guitar i don't like is that it doesn't have a tremelo brigde. But, over it is an amazing guitar.

 
5.0

Very Nice Rock / Metal Guitar

By Starkavious

from Minneapolis, MN

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I've had this guitar for over a year now. When I got it, I swear it was a denim-blue color, but when I got home it was purple! I don't mind, but in certain light it returns to denim-blue, and my friends agree. When I got it, there was buzzing at the 1st fret, but with barely any truss rod adjustment, the guitar allowed me to move very freely, and sounds awesome! This is the perfect rhythm guitar, and with some EMG's it could be the perfect lead!

 
5.0

Review

By TheDawn440(FFOS)

from burlington, ky

this guitar is amazing.bottom line.it shreds and wails in my metal band, For Fear of Suffering,it sounds great with the blues,sears with every rock n roll song writtenand even does great with classical and neoclassical styles.had for about a year and it is one of my favorite if no my absolute favorite guitar ive played.when you get it be sure to change the strings right away and wipe them down when youre done playing it and youre set. best gift ever.

 
5.0

Got the 7 string version

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is a great guitar, I have the 7 string version.It can play metal to blues, its just a great guitar overall. I love the coil tap, specially with a seven string, it makes the low b actually sound a bit jangly, not like a fender jangly sound, but its own, but it can get a pretty close sound to a fender, it can also get a pretty good crunch with the duncan designed pick ups, overall, this was the best money I have spent on a guitar in a long time.

 
5.0

Schecter Quality

By moneytalks

from eastern PA

This is Schecter number 3 for me. I have the ruby fade, and let me tell you, the picture is dull and "muddy" looking compared to the actual finish, it is beautiful! It came perfectly intonated, as did the 2 other Schecters I own, just need tuned. The neck is awesome, low action and no sharp fret ends or buzzing. The coil tapping is a useful feature as well. And the sound...super!!! Get it!! I'm now considering another Schecter...the Exotic???

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

shecter guitars

By guitarplayer1991

from philadephia

well it broke down in the first week. thats why quality and value are down very low because ive never had a guitar do that before. features were going to be ok it had a good coil tap thing...if i got to use it so...go with this guitar if you like wasting money

 
5.0

Not disappointed

By Bagua

from CT

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I ordered this guitar sight unseen based upon its features, price and reviews. The guitar came well protected in the box. It looks a lot nicer in person than in the pictures. The dark is quite dark, with a bit of a purplish hue, but sophisticated looking. I like the dark abalone fret dots. I have only played it a few hours now, but I am not disappointed. The pick-ups seem quite clear and articulate. Out of the box, I tuned it up and began to play without the need for further adjustment. It is capable of a wide variety of tones, and the coil tap allows for a cleaner electric sound. The weight is good and well balanced. It seems like a ?sensitive? guitar, capable of subtle nuance and I think it would serve playing any genre and not just metal or rock. I think, all in all, I will remain happy with this machine.

 
5.0

Cheap, Awesome Guitar!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have had this this huitar for 3 months. It is awesome. The coil tap is a great feature. Great action. This is a great guitar and I highly reccomend it

 
5.0

Simply Amazing

By Stryker

from Houston, Texas

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I have owned this for well over 2 years now and it has not failed me a single time. It has taken a serious beating over those years and the finish is still near perfect. The guitar sounds great and everyone that picks it up boasts that it just feels better than almost any guitar they have ever played. The action was amazing straight off the wall and it is simply beautiful. Get a nice set of DR strings and you will never go back to the likes of ibanez. You will not be dissapointed.

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