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Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A super-fast neck, active EMG pickups and a Floyd Rose tremolo make this a value-packed shredder.

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

Get ready to shake the underworld. Order today.

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Schecter Guitar ResearchHellraiser C-1 with Floyd Rose Sustainiac Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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2.0

Input jack is intermittent on arrival. Very angry,

By Chase

from Texas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      When I finally received this guitar in the mail, I was so excited to get to play it since I had always wanted a good Schecter. Imagine my anger and disappointment after plugging it in and finding out that the bridge pickup cuts in and out while I'm playing due to some faulty wiring in the input jack. When I pay $1000+ for something, I expect it to be high quality with solid craftsmanship, not a half-working product.

      That said, everything else is great and lives up to expectations.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AMAZING!!! SUSTAINIAC RULES!!!

      By Steven

      from undisclosed

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      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 guitar is freaking amazing. I had reservations on buying it though...never owned a Schecter before. So glad I took the leap. This guitar is extremely well made. The finish is awesome (Red). The neck is just right for fast riffing and heavy action. But what sets this guitar apart from the rest is the Sustainiac pickup. I wish all my guitars (27 of them) had this pickup. This Sustainiac pickup is incredible. It Screams!!! During play, this pickup is quick to react. Adds so much dimension to my playing. I find myself playing this guitar more than any other in my arsenal...just because of the Sustainiac. This was a good purchase. I will definitely plan on buying another Schecter for this feature alone. With the Sustainiac and the overall quality of the build, I am now a Schecter Fan for life.

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        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good guitar - could be better...

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        By Musicman971997

        from California

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        Pros

        • Attention To Detailing
        • Excellent Binding
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid construction
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Horrible Tuners
        • Sharp Edges Locking Nut

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

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

        Beautiful guitar to look at, deep glossy finish- great attention to quality control and fit and finish, every screw and nut is tight. Great pickups, great sound. The reason most of these guitars come with Floyd Rose setups is because without the locking nuts, the guitar wold be unplayable as sadly they use the cheapest bottom-of-the-barrel tuning pegs they can find. So tune it up, and pray you never need to go to drop-D in a hurry. They need to dump those cheezy tuners, fast.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worth Every Penny

        By RecklessLead

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Already Set Up
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

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

        First off, Musician's Friend did a great job and got me my guitar within a week of my order. It was also packaged well and came completely set up out of the box. That being said, I play lead in a cover band and have been using a Gibson Sg3 that I've had for a few years now. I also own a few lower end guitars (Epiphone, ESP, etc.) However, I had never played a guitar that came close to the feel or sound of the Gibson. I wanted to try a more modern guitar for some of our music and Schecter was recommended highly from other musicians. What surprised me is that it actually plays better and feels better than my Gibson. I also love the sustaniac driver and the crazy metal sounds you can get from it and the Floyd Rose combined. EMG pickups are a first for me with this guitar and I can see what the hype is all about now. Needless to say I'm very satisfied with my choice on this one. The only change I will probably make is adding a Trem stabilizer and the EVH d-tuna just for more versatility.

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Well Made Guitar After A Few Tweaks!

        By Whipman

        from NY 914

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Tweaks Needed

        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 already own a Jackson DK Sustainiac and wanted another model. Being a big Schecter guy I took the plunge on this model. The guitar looks gorgeous,fit & finish is perfect as was the factory setup. That's where the good times ended. After plugging in and engaging the Sustainiac pickup all h3ll broke loose. The screech / squeal was ear splitting and led my dog to run and hide in another room! Also every control knob was binding and needed adjustment. Being familiar with the Sustainiac system I broke out the tools and made some adjustments to the unit which was never set correctly from the factory. It was laughable how far off it was! I also loosened and raised the volume / tone / gain knobs which remedied the binding. Had someone inexperienced received this guitar I guarantee it would be headed back to Musicians Friend. After the tweaks this guitar is top notch and definitely a keeper. I can't stop playing it! The tones are unreal! If you get a good one it's absolutely worth every penny! I deducted 1 star due to the issues I had. Otherwise this IS a 5 star guitar!

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