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You're sure to shake the underworld with this metal monster!
One of the original Diamond Series models, the Avenger guitar is Schecter's most radical style. A 25" scale mahogany neck is set into the arched mahogany body via Schecter's sleek Ultra Access neck joint, which allows for unobstructed upper fret access. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard is adorned with Gothic Cross inlays. The Hellraiser Avenger guitar is armed with EMG's active 81/85 humbuckers yielding massive attack, definition and sustain. Grover tuners and a locking TonePros bridge are standard features usually reserved for guitars costing far more.
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Ive had this axe for 2 years now and its a really good guitar for its price. I mostly play my Melodic Metal stuff on this (In Flames & Arch Enemy) Its a little hard to palm mute with the bridge. It took me a while to find the perfect strap for this axe cuz the Upper cutaway does weight the neck a tad bit. But as far as being a solid guitar with punishing sound and dead sexy looks this raises hell and more, .... good deal for the middle class guitarist lookin for functional art.
I have owned this guitar for a couple of years now, and I still love it. When I first saw it I honestly thought it was ugly as sin, but it grew on me to the point that I had to buy one. Sometimes when I first got it I would open the case and just look at it. The black cherry over the maple is amazing. It is comfortable to play for the most part, slightly less while sitting. I tune it once or twice between string changes; it is very low maintenance. EMGs are the metal standard, neck joint is excellent, and the neck itself is more of a c-shape than say an esp u-shape or dean v-shape. I own this and a DFH, I couldn't pick a favorite. Apples and oranges, but both very good.
I just got the guitar today. First off, its intonation was dead on. I only needed to lower the action a little bit, and there was no buzzing. The pickups are not the 81's and 85's that I thought were going to be with it. I 89's? I do not know, the pots were push-pull vol/vol/tone/tone. Still figuring that out, though from EMG's website it seems to me that they were 89's. Mistake? I do not know. Everything about this guitar is perfect though. The neck is so straight, plays awesome.The access the twenty-fourth fret is so nice and easy especially with the set neck the way it is. The guitar is flawless, and sweet looking.
the avengers shape is just awesome and the sound is screaming. the emg81 is the pitchiest pickup on the market and make pinch harmonics easier and makes them scream.
I have had this guitar for about year now and I must say, it has never ceased to amaze me! The set neck feels amazing and the fretboard is very comfortable to play on. The active EMG's are top notch for those low end metal sounds, but I also get suprisingly good cleans out of them as well. The grover tuners keep it in tune extremely well, and the black cherry finish when seen in person is enough to make you drool (The pictures don't do this guitar any justice at all). I have made very limited trips to guitar stores since I bought this because nothing feels that great after I had this baby in my hands. Stop searching for a better metal guitar; you won't get any better sounds or looks for this price.
this guitar is so cool, the emgs are the same that zakk wylde uses so you get a really hard sound. if this guitar were stolen i would definitely buy another one. it is amazing, very light weight. i really wish it had a floyd rose though. you definitely get the bang for your buck though.