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Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar

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The Hellraiser Deluxe electric guitar, Schecter's newest addition to the Hellraiser family, is just as infernally elegant as its siblings. The mahoga...Click To Read More About This Product

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Shred fast on this beautiful Hellraiser.

The Hellraiser Deluxe electric guitar, Schecter's newest addition to the Hellraiser family, is just as infernally elegant as its siblings. The mahogany body is capped with figured maple, finished in crimson burst, and bound in black. The 3-piece mahogany neck plays super fast and smooth with a rosewood fretboard and 24 jumbo frets for effortless bending.
Like the rest of the Hellraiser clan, the Deluxe guitar has a pair of high-output EMG active humbuckers, an EMG-81 in the bridge and an 85 in the neck, for searing leads and tight sledgehammer riffs. The Schecter guitar features mother-of-pearl crescent inlays that run the length of the fretboard, coming together in a unique 12th fret pattern that you just have to see to appreciate. Finally, the Tune-o-matic-style bridge and thru-body stringing ensure singing sustain.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany Classic Body with black binding
  • 3-piece mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Schecter Ultra Access contour
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • GraphTech Tusq nut
  • Mother-of-pearl crescents
  • EMG Active 81/85 humbuckers
  • Schecter Tune-o-matic-style bridge
  • Grover tuners
  • Black hardware
  • Crimson burst finish
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Schecter Guitar ResearchHellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blew my mind

By Kebbler

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Wow, Just wow. I spent about a month looking for a guitar thats worth the price and also within my budget. Ive tried Les Pauls, Other Schecters, Dean, and so much more. i went to guitar center like 5 times to try all these guitars. But overall, This guitar blew my mind. The pickups are so versatile. These EMG's can make a clean, warm sound. But also a heavy crunchy sound. Perfect for playin at my church and just jammin hardcore. The craftsmanship on this guitar is amazing. I couldnt find a single defect. Unlike my previous ibanez with a paint messup. These tuners will hold .09 gauge strings and it wont go out of tune for hours of jamming. Although i have switched to .10 and still holds perfectly fine. Action is REALLY low. Lower then i thought was possible without fret buzz. No buzz no matter how hard i pick. Neck feels like it was made for me. Not to thin or thick. Easy access throughout the neck. This guitars paint shows quality! already dropped a few times from the stand hit it against a few tables, banged against other guitars, No chipping whatsoever. Few small scratches but you have to try hard to find the scratch. Had this guitar for a little over a half year. I still love it the same the day i got it. No regrets. Guitar is just a plain beauty. By the way, Im 14. But i hope that doesent change the fact that i just love this guitar. I also checked up with my pastor who makes guitars. he loves it too.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first Schecter

By Jah Weed

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I just traded in my Epiphone Sheraton 2 for this and I m quite impressed. I've been playing for 17 years now and have been through my share of axes, this one is better than most of the others I ve played, especially for the price. Even when it played through my little portable Fender Bullet 15 it still kills. I agree with everyone that it looks much better in person, the picture makes it look too red and plastic-like, when in fact it has much more black running through the body with the red being a few shades darker, all topped with a beautiful shine. The biggest default is running new strings through it; definitely have to be careful with the paint. Also, I don t get too much of a clean sound when using middle switch pickup setting, but I think that due to the 2 separate pickups signals competing against each other, this can be fixed. Overall though, this thing screams, growls, and even sings like bird. I thought I wouldn t be able to get good cleans out of it, like my Sheraton 2, but I am dumbfounded, this guitar does it all. I would recommend it to anyone.
Pretty good, other than missing screw on high E tuner. Not sure how she will hold up on the road, Ive heard good things so far though.
For the buck, you cant go wrong

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Killer

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar used,and I have owned 6 different schecters.aAnd by far this is the best bang for the buck.I'm extremley happy with the preformance and sound...try one out you woun't be disappointed

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Definetly worth it

By Randy Cloudus

from Alabama

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar in 2010, and it was a great deal at that time. As soon as I got it I changed the strings on it, and I was ready to go. I've played with several bands since, and this guitar easily sounds better than alot of more expensive guitars. I really can't find a flaw in it. It feels could, looks good, and the best guitar you will find for this price. Anyone that had issues with this guitar, I really can't understand. It's just a great guitar, and beautiful aswell. I love the fret art and the finish.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just a great instrument

By mattielashway

from Binghamton New York

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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

i have been playing guitar for about 6 and a half years now. I love all styles of music but enjoy a lot of Christian metal the most, i. e. As i Lay dying, a plea for purging, but anyway i won a fender guitar in a raffle once a couple years back and i loved it but i played a friends schecter hellraiser avenger and i loved it so i took in my fender last year in may and traded it in and this guitar caught my eye. The neck is super slim and smooth and really small which is awesome for my little hands. The 81 85 emg pick up set cant be beat if you wanna that extra punch of the most amazing active pick up company in the world in my opinion. I love the guitar, i usually play it in drop b or c standard. This thing rocks. Anyway Plays great, its a little heavy in the body but no where near bother some, im just writing that its heavier than my sg, which is a no brainer lol. The only thing that i would change about it was to add a separate volume nob and tone nob for the pick ups. Other than that, if you wanna have a screaming guitar at a really good price, definitely pick it up. Its not the best hellraiser but for the price it rivals the more expensive one, and this neck makes it totally worth it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wicked

By The_Blockey_One

from Westerville, OH

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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I have been running back and forth to guitar center a lot lately looking for a new electric to begin my divergence into metal. I had always played blues before on my Ibanez JTK1 and my Martin DX1. So, I have tried many guitars. I tried a few Jacksons and they were impressive. I was about to pick up another Ibanez then walked past this puppy. I had been eyeing it on MF for a while and decided to give it a play. All I have to say is, wow. This guitar had amazing action, the EMG 85 and 81 gave it unbelievable tone for metal, but retained amazing crisp cleans. It plays lightning fast and is under very very serious consideration for my next guitar. For the price, it's absolutely astounding. I wish I could give more input on it's long term quality, but that would be difficult to do with a guitar I do not own.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great but, had a problem

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

The guitar is great but, I ran into one problem and this happened almost a month after I had it. I was changing my strings and the nut became unglued and started to move around. I wouldn't have minded this as much but, I have a cheaper guitar ($150) and I used heavier gauged strings (.13 compared to the .12) than the ones I used on this guitar. Great guitar, sounds nice, just needs a bit more glue on the nut or have a little bit more room for the bigger strings.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wawawonderful!

By C bob

from in your heart

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

its amazing in every way! pickups, smooth neck, and maximum playability!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

worthy of its name

By holy diver

from gilroy,ca

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

i had been considering getting a new electric for a while and i liked the way the esp ltds sounded online but when i hit guitar center and tried them they did not impress me i was on my way out when this hellraiser caught my eye so i gave it a play amazing sound,playability and its looks totally kick ass only other guitar that compared was a gibson sg way more exspensive though overall this a great guitar it sounds great playing rainbow in the dark and it sounds great playing sublime.

 
5.0

Awesome Workhorse

By Lawrence Grin

from wisconsin

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    Good guitar that is simple to set up and play without a bunch of useless items. Can handle being beaten like a red haired step child and it still wails. Only downside, it arrived damaged but i was able to fix it.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful guitar at an excellent price.

    By rora

    from Smithfield, PA.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      New guitar type at much less than competitors site. My teenage daughter purchased it for her boyfriend, with her own cash. He was thrilled beyond words with the gift & the quality/look of this Schecter bass guitar.

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar overall

      By Schecter Fan

      from Kentucky

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great look
      • GREAT sound
      • Light
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Slight string buzz
      • Some Tuning Issues

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      This is a great guitar. I got it used for around 360 bucks. It doesnt look a lot like it does in the picture, its actually a deeper red. The hardware is a "black" iodized chrome and it goes well with the red body. It has a white double stripe binding around the body and headstock. The EMG pickups are great for just about any type of aggressive music and tuning. Mine is currently in Drop B sharp. The neck is very smooth and it feels great. Although its a bolt on, Schecter made a great job of making access to the upper frets easy. Its a very great to play guitar. The fretboard is either rosewood or ebony(early models were ebony, and i dont know when my guitar was made, however I suspect its rosewood) The pickups have a long battery life, i JUST now had to change my battery and i got the guitar on christmas day. Overall for an adept guitar player, this is a great guitar. For those used to D shaped, thin necks, this is a hard guitar to get used to. But its the best neck i've ever played. Schecter has made me a customer for a long, long long time.

       
      5.0

      Fabulous Guitar!

      By bradleyd417

      from Charlotte, NC

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      Pros

      • Amazing price
      • Fast neck
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Grade-a Pickups
      • Smooth neck
      • Solid Electronics
      • Stays in tune

      Cons

      • Slightly Heavy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      This is a fantastic guitar with one amazing price tag. Honestly, after giving it a quick test run, I fully expected it to be no less than $1,000.

      The finish is absolutely gorgeous and the guitar simply feels great. The neck is slim and very fast. It is also pure wood with a very light semi-gloss that your hand won't even notice. One of my biggest complaints with Gibson is they typically use heavy-gloss on the backs of their necks, causing your speed to decrease as your hand sweats. This isn't the case here. The neck remains smooth and fast. Plus, there's just something sexy about the look and feel of a pure wood neck with little to no gloss.

      The strings are strung through the guitar's body which produces quite a bit of resonance. So much in fact that you can easily feel the guitar vibrating against your stomach as you play. This helps produce a very rich sound that is boosted by the EMG pickups. The EMGs far surpassed my expectations. They are extremely articulate with distortion and provide a very nice, woody warmth to your clean tone.

      The only fault I can find is that it's slightly heavier than a Les Paul, and several pounds heavier than a Fender Strat. With that said, if you are used to playing Les Paul's you'll barely notice the difference. But, if you're used to playing Fender's then the difference will be substantial.

      After several months of owning the Schecter, it has become my favorite guitar, beating out my two Gibson Les Paul's and my Fender Strat. Everything about it has made me rethink what makes a great electric guitar. I can easily give this instrument my highest recommendation, so get it now before Schecter wises up and jacks up the price!

       
      5.0

      amazing

      By nickomatic

      from delaware

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        This is the most amazing guitar in this price range i have ever seen. Was looking for a guitar with EMG's for a specific use this is now the main go to guitar for me. there is no buzz anywhere on the fretboard it looks amazing and the colors actually blend together much more naturally.(unlike the picture) all in all from my experience with this item so far i can't find anything i would complain about.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My guitar is da beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeest

        By SchectersGalore

        from Maryland

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        I Have owned this guitar for a few months now, and its the best guitar ive owned. Its a bit pricy, but well worth it. The sound is amazing for all genres of music, the clean tone is especially astounding. At the same time the dirty hi-gain tone is like heaven. The guitar is a bit on the heavy side, but its weight makes it feel much more sturdy. It has all the makings of a great guitar, and it comes out to be just that, a great guitar.

         
        5.0

        Great for the price

        By 9JQit8E_F

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        I got this about a month ago, and so far im very impressed with it. Delivers a great metal tone, and a decent clean tone, but what do you expect with EMG's? Played a lot of rock and metal on it, a lot of Metallica and Tool, and it holds its own as far as a distorted tone goes. It looks great, and the string-thru bridge is great if you're like me and don't like locking trems. Came pretty well set up, the only complaint I had is that the high E string broke after about 3 weeks of use, but it's been great aside from that. Overall, it's a great guitar.

         
        5.0

        Great buy for great guitar.

        By TheTinMan

        from London, KY

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        I just received this model about a week ago. Great tone, wonderful playability and sustain. Absolutely the best investment I could make for the amount of money. My only quarrel with it is that I go to do some new recordings with it only to keep rechecking because it for some reason sounds out of tune, then I check it on my tuner, tuning is fine, when I plug my Ibanez in the tuning sounds perfect, not sure if it's the way it was made or if my ear is just still adjusting to the new tone in the EMG's.

         
        5.0

        LOVE THIS GUITAR

        By Joe-_pGD5

        from Saginaw, MI

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar, mostly use it for metal/rock. Wouldn't really use it for a clean sound. I have had troubles with the pickups and need to take it in to get looked at. Overall this guitar has a great price and is awesome!

         
        5.0

        great guitar, great price

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        This is a killer guitar overall. If your a shecter guy, it would be a mistake not to buy this guitar. Its cheap, sounds great, and plays wonderfully. I use it primarily for death metal but this guitar can also support a blues/rock tone. The only problem I've had with this guitar is with the pickup selector. When you flip it between pickups, it cuts out every once in a while which is fixable by flipping it a couple times. I havent gotten it looked at yet but it definitely wasnt doing that when I bought it. But overall this is a great buy and is well worth your money.

         
        5.0

        Surprisingly awesome

        By parkeriskewl

        from new York City

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        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        Surprisingly awesome i said, when i tried out this guitar. I play jazz-blues, and when one of my metal-head friends got this, i thought that i would hate it. BUT i got a nice clean sound, and an even better blues overdrive sound, and of course, when you turn up the gain and treble all the way, this guitar sounds like angry demons coming to eat your children. In other words, the prefect metal guitar. the neck is really fast too, and this guitar looks like satan's favorite spawn.

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