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Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar Faded Vintage Sunburst 

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The Schecter Tempest Custom Electric guitar has a gorgeous flame maple top, a double cutaway mahogany body, set mahogany neck, and a 22-fret ebony fi...Read More

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A rocking guitar with exciting looks, great playability, and Seymour Duncan humbuckers.

The Schecter Tempest Custom Electric guitar has a gorgeous flame maple top, a double cutaway mahogany body, set mahogany neck, and a 22-fret ebony fingerboard.

Its Schecter ultra access neck joint lets you reach the entire fretboard with comfort and ease. The TonePros bridge system includes a Tune-o-matic-style bridge with a stopbar tailpiece for stability and sustain.

The Schecter Tempest Custom is loaded with a pair of Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups with coil-splitting for an incredible range of tones. Appointments include mother-of-pearl split-crown inlays, cràme fretboard and body binding, pearl tuning buttons and chrome hardware.

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Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body: Double-cutaway mahogany
  • Top: Flame maple
  • Neck: Set 3-piece mahogany
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 22 medium
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl split-crown
  • Binding: Multi-ply Crème
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom humbucker
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan '59 humbucker
  • Electronics: Vol/Vol/Tone (coil-splitting)/3-way switch
  • Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic with stopbar tailpiece
  • Tuners: Schecter locking with pearl buttons
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Case sold separately

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Schecter Guitar ResearchTempest Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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4.0

The Ebony Fretboard is Fantastic

By Redman

from New Hampshire

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Ap Positions
  • Volume Controls Should Sw

Best Uses

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

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

Ebony Fretboard is fast and smooth, as well as the fret edges !
Pickups sound great.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Schecter's are all I'll ever need

By Classic Rocker

from York, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

      This is the second Schecter I've purchased (1st is a C1+ that I still own), and haven't regretted one moment. I was looking / lusting for the holy grail Gibson Les Paul but as I am a guitarist by hobby and not profession did not want to spend $2k plus for a new guitar. Comparing features and viewing multiple youtube video reviews of this model convinced me it was the perfect cost alternative for what I was looking for. Since I had already owned another Schecter and found it such a great guitar confirmed for me this was the next one to add to my collection. Schecter builds some of the best built highest quality mass produced instruments and this one was no exception. The tone from the SD 59 & Custom pups is perfect for the styles I play (Classic & Hard rock, Blues). The setup out of the box was spot on and other than minor tuning have not had to touch a thing. I got mine a year ago in the black w/gold hrdw. finish and have been very pleased with it, I would not hesitate to purchase another Schecter product in the future. If you're thinking of Schecter but have doubts go try one out - you won't be sorry. Schecter - you guys rock!!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing!

      By M Conde

      from Hummelstown, PA

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

      This is my first Schecter guitar and it will not be the last. I am a new Schecter customer.
      I just received this guitar yesterday (3/29/2012). This guitar is very well built and set up. The appointments on the guitar, pickups, tuners, bridge, ebony fret work, fret work, intonation are excellent for the very low price. I first was looking inot a Gibson Les Paul or other type of hollow body, with the idea in mind of updating pickups, bridge and tuners. But this guitar for the price comes with all the goods and perfectly set up, even the block inlays are amazing. Coil split.Body: Double-cutaway mahoganyTop: Flame mapleNeck: Set 3-piece mahoganyScale: 24-3/4"Fingerboard: EbonyFrets: 22 mediumInlays: Mother-of-pearl split-crownBinding: Multi-ply CrmeBridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom humbuckerNeck pickup: Seymour Duncan '59 humbuckerElectronics: Vol/Vol/Tone (coil-splitting)/3-way switchBridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic with stopbar tailpieceTuners: Schecter locking with pearl buttonsHardware: ChromeTry buying a les Paul or some other guitar with all the features for under a comparable price.

      I order mine with the faded vintage sunburst and it just screams play me. I am a floyd rose, transtrem type of player but this guitar is too good to put down.
      If you want a hybrid instrument that can cover many tones and mirror a Les Paul, Paul Reed Smith and a Fender. Look no further. Right out of the box this piece is set up perfectly!
      You will not find a guitar will all of these appointments for close to the price. It is well worth the price for all the features on this guitar.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Schecter Diamond series Tempest Custom

      By WILLIAM LANDON JONES

      from Elk Grove CA

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

      Best guitar i've ever owned and i have some nice ones.
      No flaws @ all. Still learning my way around 2 volume and 1 tone
      great feature just not used to it yet. Highly recomend this guitar even if you pay full price.
      Musician Friend RULES!!!
      Flame maple top, locking tuners, ebony fretboard, Killer pup's, set neck. cream binding
      features usually reserved for higher end guitars but you get it all with the
      custom tempest
      Not a flaw on or in this guitar.
      Excellent value. I have to thank Musician friend for sticking by their word.
      This guitar was mis priced "priced to low" I guess i took advantage of it and boy they sent it right out
      without question. Who does that?? Most companies would say hell no
      we made a mistake and your not getting it for that price, not these guy's.Excellent company!!!

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lost Sound but Found now

      By SwiftKickSix

      from Kearney, NE

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

      Look above, I think you know the answer. I didn't even try it before I bought it and HAVE NO REGRETS!!! I just trusted the value in the product, quality, and tone, and went with it....No regrets what so ever....Get it!!!! This is your inner conscious calling to you!
      MOST VERSATILE GUITAR EVER!!! Actually I started on old Omen6 when they brought their first models up and I have always been a fan, those low rated beasts can still wail, which is why I got turned on to Schecter. I've owned many guitars in the past and been saving up to own one of these tempests. I love the body style, always have. Got it in the faded sunburst. Whenever I bring it on for a gig, people always take a second glance and say,"No way in hell should he be playing that nice guitar!" Yes very nice, but affordable, and I have always relied on Schecter for a very versatile sound. The tap coil, is brilliant work! You can tell more on a clean channel. I use a Peavey Valve King HD and a Peavey 6505 cab, with (on the clean channel) a digitech: Chorus Factory and with the tap coil it shines like no other guitar I've played. Distorted in Humbuckers tears it up. Couldn't be more happy with the investment, and I've played with many Deans, Ibanez's, and Gibson's and it handles the competition. If your feeling doubts.....Don't...get it and figure it as an investment, even though it's a hobby!
      Quality is superb. Plays and feels smooth, this is what I have been looking for. Hardware is very nice, you have to try one out for yourself.
      Glad I bought it, never, ever will sell it!!! Period.....

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Schecter is the best

      By SwiftKickSix

      from Kearney, NE

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

      Sounds great, plays smoothly, no flaws out of box, set up perfect out of box. This is probably the best Schecter I have played yet. The combination of the pickups mesh well. Basically you could compare it to a Gibson LP, but I like this one alot better, and for half the price, it is nearly a steal.
      Always been a huge Schecter fan, and this beast sounds amazing.

      I like the option it gives of switching between single coil or humbucker, and it does give it a nice texture. You can still tell the difference when it is distorted, but the sound is more defined in a clean tone. To me, it is a very versitle guitar and can play any style. The quality of the finish is superb, and it looks exactly like it does in the picture.
      The only thing I didn't like, the tuning keys are plastic, but that is a simple fix. Other than that, I don't see how anybody couldn't like this guitar. For the quality and features this had to offer the price was very fair, and am glad for the investment.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Loaded with High End Features

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

      Got my Tempest Custom 2010 in Black with Gold hardware and it is simply Gorgeous! All the high end features including mother of pearly inlays, binding, ebony fingerboard, locking tuners, coil tap, Duncans ect...It's a very heavy guitar, about 1.5 times as heavy as my LP Studio. Duncan pickups sound beautiful clean or dirty with the versility of coil tap. Ebony fingerboard plays effortlessly and was setup perfectly out of the box by Schecter USA. Could compare to guitars costing thousands more.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the whole package

      By TeleMaster12321

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar in black and not only is it sexy, but it sounds fantastic. I own a Gibson SG, a Gibson Les Paul, and a Fender Telecaster, and without a doubt i enjoy playing this guitar more than all my others. I have always had to tweak my other guitars to get them to sound the way I want, but with my Tempest I wouldn't change a thing about it. This guitar can do whatever you want it to do, its incredible. If you don't have one, then buy one. Its a no brainer.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Buy

      By Playsguitar209

      from California

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

      Paid 499.99 for the discontinued See Thru Black Finish. Guitar came with a good but not great setup and there were no blemishes at all. All the goodies this guitar comes with such as mahogany body, a shreeders neck, tone-o-matic bridge and tailpiece, SD Custom and 59 Pups, and coil-splitting make this guitar a great deal even at 699.99. The tone, look, and versatility of this guitar is comparable to guitars double the price. I would hihgly recommend this guitar over all epiphone guitars and over most esp ltds due to price, quality, and all the goodies. I am currently playing this guitar through a Mesa Duel Rectifier and Peavey 6505+. Take care.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value Tempest Custom

      By SchecterFiend

      from Boston, MA

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar:

      Like a hot rodded, 'modernized' Les Paul. I like buying guitars that have quality pickups and tuners stock, so I don't have to replace them.Sounds really good and plays fluidly. I have owned Schecters before and was really impressed with their neck/stability/playability, and this one is great in all those aspects.After fine tuning the setup on it, it is an amazing guitar that is just as enjoyable to play as any higher end one I have.

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