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  • Construction: Set-Neck with Ultra Access
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Body: Mahogany (black cherry finish includes quilted maple top)
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You're sure to shake the underworld with this metal monster!

The Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR is an electric guitar featuring a Floyd Rose Original tremolo system to deliver tones that are sure to please any metal player. The C-1 guitar'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 has 24 extra-jumbo frets and gothic cross inlays for a dark, sinister look. Active EMG 81TW and 89 pickups deliver crushing electric guitar tone. Now you have more options than ever by activating single-coil sound via a push/pull volume knobs.

The Floyd Rose 1000 series tremolo bridge will keep you dive-bombing with your Schecter Hellraiser C-1 all night long. The binding has been specifically chosen to complement the finish. Schecter uses Grover tuners, and black chrome hardware to round out the Hellraiser C-1 FR'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

  • Construction: Set-Neck with Ultra Access
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Body: Mahogany (black cherry finish includes quilted maple top)
  • Neck: 3-pc. Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24 extra-jumbo
  • Inlays: Gothic Cross
  • EMG active 81TW/89 pickups
  • Push/pull knob for single coil
  • Electronics: 2 Vol with push/pull coil-splitting/Tone/3-Way Switch
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Tremolo System
  • Abalone binding on Black Cherry & White, Gray Pearl Binding on Black
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Hardware: Black chrome
  • 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 FR Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Recording (5)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Small venues (4)
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      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    fantastic guitar

    I added this to my collection which recently added a custom shop Eric Clapton Strat, because the strat has a fixed trem and I wanted to compliment it with something that had a genuine...Read complete review

    I added this to my collection which recently added a custom shop Eric Clapton Strat, because the strat has a fixed trem and I wanted to compliment it with something that had a genuine Floyd Rose. Having to be compared to the Clapton strat set the bar high for the schecter, but it needn't have worried. what blew me away was the attention to detail and the setup on the guitar. it arrived perfectly in tune. the floyd was sitting mercury-level flat and the strings had been so neatly trimmed in the tuners I thought they were reverse wound at first. the frets are perfectly filed and rounded to match the fretboard and every screw and nut on the guitar was perfect, straight and flush. someone really took their time setting it up.

    the finish of the guitar is amazing. it almost looks like it was cast from ceramic. it has a through neck and looks like the guitar was cast as a solid piece top to bottom. the active pickups are perfectly noiseless and sound fantastic. you can split the coils by pulling out on the tone knob for that pickup and although the change is very subtle, it is a nice option to have.
    the floyd is. . . well, heck, it's a floyd. you can dive the strings loose enough to put a fist between them and the fretboard, and time and time again it just returns to perfect tune. this is a fantastic guitar. if my house burned down tomorrow, this is the one I would replace. the frets are large and the neck is not fat, but fatter than a strat neck, and it's a bit wider. just fyi, that.

    mine is white, and the pictures don't do the inlay justice. it's multiple colors and continues all around the entire guitar. it looks far more expensive than it was.

    VS

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    not very good

    My friend has this guitar so ive played quite a bit over at his place. it sounds good but it CANT stay in tune. litterally at the end of every song we play he...Read complete review

    My friend has this guitar so ive played quite a bit over at his place. it sounds good but it CANT stay in tune. litterally at the end of every song we play he has to retune it. its a straight pain in the ass.

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    4.0

    tuning

    By MadArtist

    from dana pt ca, to wilm. nc

    About Me Professional Musician

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      Cons

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

          to the guy who can,t keep in tune. I build mostly amps but some guitars. friends bring there new guitars to me. it takes me ten days to two weeks, the guitar came from somewhere else diff humidity temp, first take all tension off neck loosen nut and strings let sit for three days indoors in controlled atmosphere. begin by lightly diamond file frets don,t get crazy they won,t grow back. I shape my frets with peak toward tuners and a slope toward pick-ups ( you,ll see when depressed the string actually lifting on the pick-up side tighten strings a good note low. tighten nut looking at fingerboard don,t tighten till board bends back. pull note into one half low if you,ve done it right when you tighten nut a fourth to half turn the strings will move into tune or pretty close. make sure the lenths are adjusted correctly or you,ll never find the fifth or blues note.fix any buzzing. if strings are too close or too far start over and adjust heights and a bit more filing again a little. time spent here pays off in the long run. figure two weeks take time and care get a barometer know what the humidity is you may need a dehumidifier. you want to play but a guitar through mail is not playable when you receive it and in the work of making it so you will come to know your guitar. get a separate tool box just for your guitar. in no time you will be expert, and your guitar will seldom need tuning while playing, just a quick tune before playing and song after song it will perform.

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          4.0

          Hairline Crack at Neck

          By Scooter

          from OH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

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

          The Hellraiser C-1 FR black cherry came with hairline cracks on the neck (located near the headstock slightly beneath the locking nut, on both sides. Parallel and just a bit lower than the fret board. They almost seem to spider out from the locking nut) Most likely caused from the lock nut screw that sets the lock nut to the neck being over torqued during manufacturing. I have not taken the nut off to verify. Also, could be because it was shipped to me in cold weather and has been in a dry climate (somewhat unlikely) or it is possible it is just cracks in the finishing and not the wood (also unlikely because it appears symmetrical on both sides)

          Overall, the cracks are not really hurting anything (yet). And I have a feeling, if handled with care, will not present any issues. I bring this up not knowing if this is a unique situation or a common problem with this model.

          Also, it came with some fret buzz in the 3rd-5th fret of the E and A string. But that is kind of expected from ordering guitars online, most will need adjustments.

          Other than that - best sounding and playing guitar I have owned yet.

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          4.0

          Worth the extra money, great guitar

          By lyrch

          from Warner Robins GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Action

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

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

            I was impressed by this guitar, I had never before played a Schecter but rite out of the box this guitar blew me away. The great tone of the pick-ups along with the fast action made playing this guitar almost effortless.

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            5.0

            LUV it so much I bought a C-1 FR Extreme

            By Clear Blue Digital

            from Valencia, CA

            About Me Experienced

            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 FR Electric Guitar:

              Quick review here - I have a PRS Custom 22, a 1962 Gibson Les Paul Special, an Epiphone Zakk Wylde, an Ibanez S570DXQM, and a Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR. Without question, the Schecter is the best guitar of the bunch. The build is awesome. It feels so solid (but not heavy like a Les Paul). The look is killer but it really comes down to playability. It's like butter. It's just so easy with this guitar. There are licks I can play only on this guitar. It's super fast and aggressive. There are solos I have struggled with for years that I finally was able to master with my Schecter. It really is a masterpiece of a guitar. In fact, I loved my Hellraiser C-1 FR so much, I bought a Hellraiser Extreme!

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              5.0

              Plays better than my Gibson SG!!

              By Fooflighter

              from Kingwood Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Amazing Build Quality
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Never Goes Out Of Tune
              • Perfect Setup Out Of Box
              • Solid Electronics
              • Very Cool Style

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I have a perfectly set up Gibson SG that I have been playing over the years as a hobbyist. I wanted something to expand my musical possibilities and the Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR fit that bill completely. From its very comfortable and well planned style, to its amazing build quality, to the Active EMG's with the split coil addition, the true Floyd Rose...the list goes on and on.

                One thing that really surprised me the most was how much more clean and efficient and slick (I guess that's the best way to describe it) the neck and fretboard are compared to my SG. It's a blast to play and the sound is amazing through either my Vox AD50VT, my Roland Cube 40 XL, or my THX speakers on my computer using Guitar Rig 5 and a low latency ASIO driven soundcard.

                The build quality of this guitar is also top notch. From the shipment and packing making sure everything stayed secure - damage free to the overall look and feel. The abalone inlay and edging are not overused and give just the right amount of flash to an already beautiful maple (I have the Black Cherry version) top that is free from imperfection. I really like the poly coat as opposed to the nitro cellulose also, it doesn't get tacky or gummy and remains fast even after hours of play. The frets are smooth and clean and there is real care in the look and feel. It just feels solid and has weight to it, not too much, just enough.

                I am really impressed with the Floyd Rose, having never had one, I didn't know what to expect...So I'm sure I'm overusing it as a beginner and not once has the guitar gone out of tune. Regardless of how slack the strings get, they spring right back to perfection.

                The Split coil pull up knob feature is a great addition to let the sonic capabilities expand and the reversal of the neck and bridge knobs is a smart move for easy location.

                I had to experiment with my tone a little since all my setting were for passive humbuckers, but once dialed in, the active EMG's produce an amazing tone.

                The setup was perfect out of the box and only had to re-tune each string up 1/2 step as I live in Houston, TX with higher humidity and this guitar was setup in LA.

                I could go on and on about this guitar. It seriously looks, feels and sounds like something I'd pay much more for. Even my wife who doesn't play and sometimes probably wishes I didn't thinks the Hellraiser sounds and looks amazing. What are you waiting for, just buy the thing already. You will love it! Promise

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                5.0

                Love This Guitar!

                By MetalRob86

                from Chicago

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Would Prefer Reg Emg81

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Metal
                • Practicing
                • Recording

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

                This guitar is great, very solid, stays in tune, looks good, is comfortable and always is ready to go.

                My only complaint is the 81TW and 89 just don't seem to have the same punch as the regular 81 and 85. Maybe something to do with the coil tapping, but they sound a bit muddier. I changed to a regular 81/85 and it sounds AMAZING

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                5.0

                Absolutely incredible.

                By ChristianMetalFan777

                from Bend, OR

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                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 FR Electric Guitar:

                  The reason I got this guitar was because there was a super good deal. It was ready to go right out of the box, sounded great, the EMGs are awesome and you can switch between single coil and humbucking pickups, which ads plenty of diversity to the tone.I love the Floyd Rose, you can dive bomb over and over again and it still stays in tune, the only downside is changing strings and tuning, it takes a little bit of time, especially if you don't know what your doing. Overall,it looks great, feels great,sounds great and I've barely put it down since I've got it. I would pay full price for this if, were I to get another one.

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                  5.0

                  Yep

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

                  Plays easy, and has a mean sound. I"ll probably just buy another when mine is done. I play way more often after having bought it.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Schecter is pure quality!

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

                  I am absolutely in love with Schecter guitars and basses. I've looked at other brands, but I have a feeling my collection of Schecters will continue to grow. The only problem I've had at all with any Schecter instruments is that when I got this guitar, it was missing the allen wrench for the trem. I contacted Schecter and they immediately sent me a replacement.
                  Floyd Rose locking trem stays in tune great. The EMG pickups sound awesome and the coil taps give you a versatility of sound that makes this guitar great for a wide variety of musicle genres. The look of the guitar is gorgeous and the finish on it could survive a zombie apocalypse!
                  I own two Schecter guitars now and three Schecter basses, and every single one is top quality. The finish on all their instruments is always strong, solid and perfect. They're set up at Schecter before being sent out, so when you get them only minor adjustments (if any) are necessary. This one needed a minor neck adjustment and a minor trem adjustment, which really took very little time to accomplish.
                  Shecter puts out instruments that people would probably pay half again or twice the price for. That's how good the quality and workmanship is. To get an instrument of this quality for this price is just amazing.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  fantastic guitar

                  By Scott Tompkins

                  from colorado

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

                  I added this to my collection which recently added a custom shop Eric Clapton Strat, because the strat has a fixed trem and I wanted to compliment it with something that had a genuine Floyd Rose. Having to be compared to the Clapton strat set the bar high for the schecter, but it needn't have worried. what blew me away was the attention to detail and the setup on the guitar. it arrived perfectly in tune. the floyd was sitting mercury-level flat and the strings had been so neatly trimmed in the tuners I thought they were reverse wound at first. the frets are perfectly filed and rounded to match the fretboard and every screw and nut on the guitar was perfect, straight and flush. someone really took their time setting it up.

                  the finish of the guitar is amazing. it almost looks like it was cast from ceramic. it has a through neck and looks like the guitar was cast as a solid piece top to bottom. the active pickups are perfectly noiseless and sound fantastic. you can split the coils by pulling out on the tone knob for that pickup and although the change is very subtle, it is a nice option to have.
                  the floyd is. . . well, heck, it's a floyd. you can dive the strings loose enough to put a fist between them and the fretboard, and time and time again it just returns to perfect tune. this is a fantastic guitar. if my house burned down tomorrow, this is the one I would replace. the frets are large and the neck is not fat, but fatter than a strat neck, and it's a bit wider. just fyi, that.

                  mine is white, and the pictures don't do the inlay justice. it's multiple colors and continues all around the entire guitar. it looks far more expensive than it was.

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