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  • Mahogany body (Black Cherry finish includes Quilted Maple Top)
  • Set, 3-piece mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard
  • 24 X-jumbo frets
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You're sure to shake the underworld with this metal monster.

The Schecter Hellraiser C-1 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 81TW and 89 humbuckers deliver crushing electric guitar tone. Now you have more options that ever by activating single-coil sounds via push/pull volume knobs.

TonePros Tune-o-matic-style bridge with string-thru-body design makes for stable tuning no matter how hard you play. Binding specifically chosen to complement the finish, Schecter locking tuners, and black chrome hardware round out the Schecter Hellraiser C-1's killer look. Black Cherry finish has a quilted maple top.

Case sold separately.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Mahogany body (Black Cherry finish includes Quilted Maple Top)
  • Set, 3-piece mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard
  • 24 X-jumbo frets
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Ultra-Access cutaway
  • EMG active 81TW/89 pickups
  • Push/pull knob for single-coil on 81TW
  • Volume/volume/tone controls
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • Schecter locking tuners
  • Abalone binding on black cherry and white-finish guitars, gray pearl binding on black-finish guitars
  • Gothic cross fretboard inlays
  • TonePros Tune-o-matic-style bridge with thru-body design
  • Case sold separately

Raise a little hell with this killer Schecter. Call or click to order now!

 
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Schecter Guitar ResearchHellraiser C-1 Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    my best new friend,

    I have had my Schecter Hellraiser c 1 for just over 3 weeks, this guitar plays so good and seems to get better as I play. All guitars have an amount of break in...Read complete review

    I have had my Schecter Hellraiser c 1 for just over 3 weeks, this guitar plays so good and seems to get better as I play. All guitars have an amount of break in as they get played, but this Guitar played great right out of the box. The First thing I noticed when I got her out of the box was the quality and the supreme workman ship of this Guitar. There at so many high end upgrades on this Guitar I can't believe I got it for the price. The EMG pickups are the best thing I have ever heard. It's my First time using active pickups and this is amazing pickup to here, I like to play a lot of clean sounds and I was bowed over by the incredible sound of the clean side. With the push pull coil tap on this Guitar you have anything you want in tone.
    The neck fells great to me, a little like my strat but with a new feel, I love the jumbo frats on the beautiful ross wood fret board. Look I could go on and on about how well made and how great this Guitar plays, I think the best advice to give you is don't pass up on this Guitar because you think it's just a heavy metal or slasher only. Trust me I play blues and old time rock, and some jazz this Guitar can do what you want with style and finesse, with a sound you just have to here. And the black cherry is so beautiful, I plan on getting a black one with Floyd Rose, I love my new Guitar she is so sexy I can't keep my hands off her.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I don't get it

    I bought this guitar a few months ago based on the countless rave reviews here on musiciansfriend. The last electric guitar I owned was an Ibanez JS1200. I've wanted so much to like this...Read complete review

    I bought this guitar a few months ago based on the countless rave reviews here on musiciansfriend. The last electric guitar I owned was an Ibanez JS1200. I've wanted so much to like this guitar, but it really is just not a great guitar for playing leads. It works well enough for rhythm, but it's got an absolutely tremendous amount of drag as a result of the glossy finish on the neck and the massive frets. I have no idea what people are talking about when they say this guitar can stand up to Ibanez prestige and Jackson soloists. This guitar is nowhere near as playable as my old Ibanez as far as playing leads.

    Apart from the play ability issues, the tone is also fairly lousy. Comparing it to my previous guitar is almost like comparing line 6 to marshall or mesa. It's a very flat, undynamic tone that won't respond much to different picking technique. Switching to the neck pickup hardly alters the tone of the guitar whatsoever.

    I realize this review won't mean a thing with all the other people on here ranting and raving, but I strongly urge anyone considering buying this guitar to play one first. I played on several years ago and wasn't impressed at all. The reviews on here made me think I had to just be remember it wrong. It's exactly as I remember. Buyer beware.

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    (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    I don't get it

    By StophJS

    from Holland, MI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tuning Stability
    • Solid Build

    Cons

    • Frets Are Just Too Big
    • Mediocre Tone
    • Slow Neck
    • X-jumbo Fret

    Best Uses

    • Playing Rhythm

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

    I bought this guitar a few months ago based on the countless rave reviews here on musiciansfriend. The last electric guitar I owned was an Ibanez JS1200. I've wanted so much to like this guitar, but it really is just not a great guitar for playing leads. It works well enough for rhythm, but it's got an absolutely tremendous amount of drag as a result of the glossy finish on the neck and the massive frets. I have no idea what people are talking about when they say this guitar can stand up to Ibanez prestige and Jackson soloists. This guitar is nowhere near as playable as my old Ibanez as far as playing leads.

    Apart from the play ability issues, the tone is also fairly lousy. Comparing it to my previous guitar is almost like comparing line 6 to marshall or mesa. It's a very flat, undynamic tone that won't respond much to different picking technique. Switching to the neck pickup hardly alters the tone of the guitar whatsoever.

    I realize this review won't mean a thing with all the other people on here ranting and raving, but I strongly urge anyone considering buying this guitar to play one first. I played on several years ago and wasn't impressed at all. The reviews on here made me think I had to just be remember it wrong. It's exactly as I remember. Buyer beware.

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    my best new friend,

    By Freddy G.

    from LINCOLNTON NC

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Any Tone You Want
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

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

    I have had my Schecter Hellraiser c 1 for just over 3 weeks, this guitar plays so good and seems to get better as I play. All guitars have an amount of break in as they get played, but this Guitar played great right out of the box. The First thing I noticed when I got her out of the box was the quality and the supreme workman ship of this Guitar. There at so many high end upgrades on this Guitar I can't believe I got it for the price. The EMG pickups are the best thing I have ever heard. It's my First time using active pickups and this is amazing pickup to here, I like to play a lot of clean sounds and I was bowed over by the incredible sound of the clean side. With the push pull coil tap on this Guitar you have anything you want in tone.
    The neck fells great to me, a little like my strat but with a new feel, I love the jumbo frats on the beautiful ross wood fret board. Look I could go on and on about how well made and how great this Guitar plays, I think the best advice to give you is don't pass up on this Guitar because you think it's just a heavy metal or slasher only. Trust me I play blues and old time rock, and some jazz this Guitar can do what you want with style and finesse, with a sound you just have to here. And the black cherry is so beautiful, I plan on getting a black one with Floyd Rose, I love my new Guitar she is so sexy I can't keep my hands off her.

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a mighty weapon indeed

    By buck

    from phoenix az

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    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

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

    Its amazing! I used to play ibanez I had 3 370dx decked out with emgs and a peavey valve king stack but lost them to pawn shops so I've been playing my brothers strat for the past year. I decided to treat my self to nice so obgot this monster and I have no regrets! Its amazing!

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    check it out

    By jagerslayer

    from baltimore, MD

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

    Awesome website.

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW! Great sound and Beautiful

    By MusicMaker

    from Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Looks And Sound
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

      Great guitar and great sound. The pickups have great tone, even with the single pickup option. No hum from the pickups in any setup.

      The photos do not do it justice. This guitar looks striking beautiful in your hands than in the photos.

      The guitar came setup from the factory and plays great out of the box. More experienced musicians may need to tweak.

      Overall a great investment.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome guitar.

      By WhiteGalaxy

      from FL

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid guitar

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

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

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

      a awesome guitar, very solid feeling. i play in a band and this guitar is just great. the pickups are amazing in how you can change from double coil to single coil in one push/pull of a knob. they also have a very good tone and are great for playing heavy styles of music. overall, this guitar is very good for the price and i would definitely buy another one if something happened to it.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Schecter C-1 Hellraiser SuperLoomis Shredtastic guitar

      By Evan White

      from Undisclosed

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

      Overall a wonderful instrument and difinitely something to buy if you can afford it. Now I want to buy the same guitar but in the Floyd Rose model. Definitely will buy a schecter again. Gotta cough up some more cash for the FR hellraiser model ASAP! -Stay Metal!
      Beautiful Binding and inlays the EMG's sound great! Fast neck great for my soloing. Very heavy sound good for metal/hard rock. Beautiful quilt redish top! Buying this guitar makes me want to play more. One day I will be Jeff Loomis! And you can take that to the bank!
      Good quality plays very nice threw a set of DR 10-46's on it and it plays very well. A must have guitar! Pro quality! Buy if you're into metal! It's not some cheap feeling guitar that claims to be a metal guitar but plays awful. This is the real deal. Go pawn your other cheapo guitars and cough up the dough for this you won't regret it. Jeff Loomis wouldn't make a signature guitar with a bad company. Schecter, you have a happy camper customer here! Rockin and a rollin!
      Great value for the money. A lot of other companies make you pay more for less of a guitar. If you're in the market for a good playing quality piece pay that little extra. You get what you pay for! The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Bang for your Buck!

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

      As mentioned about, great features, solid hardware, nice neck, terrific tone, and all at a great price for the performance. The only negative I can come up with is the lack of colors offered for the Hellraiser line. It would be nice to see something outside white, black, and black cherry.
      EMG pickups are terrfic; the coil spiltting allows for thick heavy to thin chimy tones. The locking tuners are reliable.
      This purchase was my 4th Schecter Hellraiser, and for a good reason. They are the most reliable guitars I own. I play them excusively when I'm performing live.
      I like Hellraisers better than my more expensive guitars. The Hellraisers sound every bit as good, and they feel even better, and are more reliable as far as staying in tune, minimal neck warping, hardware and wiring failures, etc.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hellraiser c-1

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

      if you want the best metal sound out of this guitar combine it with either a line 6 amp OR a marshall.
      The emg pickups are amazing. they provide a nice clear crunch when you use distortion. instead of it sounding like static it sounds both clear and distorted. also the way the neck joins the body is just about the most comfortable thing youll ever put your hand on. unlike a lot of other guitars ive played this guitar allows you to perfectly reach every single one of the 24 fret on every string.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      By Demons Be Driven!!!

      By Jake Logan

      from Delphos, OH

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

      This guitar is hands down my all time favorite guitar. It is well crafted, beautiful, versatile, light, and can take one heck of a beating. All in all, you can't go wrong with this baby, especially for the price.

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