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Schecter Guitar Research Tempest Custom Electric Guitar   

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The Schecter Tempest electric guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top for lots of rich, resonant tone. 2 Duncan Designed HB-102 humbuckers d...Click To Read More About This Product

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Scorching tone with plenty of style.

The Schecter Tempest electric guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top for lots of rich, resonant tone. 2 Duncan Designed HB-102 humbuckers deliver fantastic punch, while the 3-piece mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard allow your fingers to dance with ease. TonePros bridge and Grover tuners add up to tuning stability that won't let you down. The Tempest Custom electric guitar has multi-ply binding and split crown inlays that enhance its elegantly simple cosmetics.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany/maple body
  • 3-piece mahogany/maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 22 jumbo frets
  • Split crown inlays
  • Duncan Designed HB-102 pickups
  • Volume/volume/tone controls with coil tapping
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • TonePros bridge
  • Grover tuners
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5.0

(based on 61 reviews)

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4.0

Didn't impress me

By rockinrudolfo

from Undisclosed

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I was at Guitar Center earlier today trying out a bunch of guitars, and this one caught my eye. The biggest thing it lacked for me was a nice full tone. It lacked a certain punch that I prefer to be there. It plays ok, it sits on your lap comfortably enough. I just thought it sounded like crap compared to the other guitars I played. I found that odd because I've played several Schecter guitars and I thought the Tempest was much lower in quality compared to a Hellraiser or the C-1 Classic my friend has. I would never buy this. If I did, I would throw in some better pickups.

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Schectertempguy

from virgina

This is probably the best looking guitar out there. It has a really nice style and everything about this guitar is nice. I've had mine for about 2 weeks. Overall this guitar is the best.

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5.0

amazing

By jcook

from Kansas City

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I just purchased this guitar yesterday. And I have to say it was a very worth investment. At the music shop I tried several gibsons and fenders before picking this one up. I couldn't believe it. This little axe smoked the competition. I highly suggest you check this guitar. The fretboard is very accessable. It has something for everyone. You won't be disappointed. But it!

 
5.0

shecter tempest custom

By salem-ili0Y

from postville ia

i bought it in march of 07 let me tell you itss great the pickups are awesome and you can go from bluesy mellow distortion to BLS with a swith of the tone and volume the coil tap is an excellent feature the only problem i had were my low e buzzes when its open and one of the strap holder like stripped the wood inside so i needed to super glue the holder to the screw and the screw in the hole but other than that this guitar is awesome

 
5.0

A true beauty

By BrandinoScottyboy

from Amarillo, Texas

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desperately bought it about 20 minutes prior to playing live, and it played fantastic right out of the box. I play rock, praise, and mostly blues, and this guitar gets the job done. The coil-tap adds a ton of versatility, giving you heavy humbuckers and sparkling single coils. Its kept me happy for about a year now, and it doesn't look to stop... :)

 
4.0

Nice looking, but nothing amazing

By SG special through Spider Valve

from New York

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I bought this guitar about a year ago. Wow this is something to look at, few people are playing a tempest body type. The Pickups: Not that great... Duncan Designed and Seymore Duncan are two different animals. In a month of playing I decided to put a Duncan JB in the bridge to give it a little more character. The guitar is very solid in your hands. Frets are pretty close together so shredding is very easy. Two problems I've noticed, reaching the low strings high on the neck can be testing (more so than most guitars) especially when standing. Second, something about the angle that the guitar wants to be at while you're standing is annoying. I play with my guitar somewhat low, nothing death metal but I feel that I need to pull the guitar neck up in order to really play solidly (again, more so than most guitars). The look is great and it will hold up for a long time... It won't be the last guitar you'll ever need.

 
5.0

Tempest Custom

By the corsker

from Mouth

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This is basically a Les Paul with a different body shape and a coil tap. The Duncan pickups just sing. The coil tap doesn't change the sound that much, barely noticeable at all actually. But for some that might be a plus, it's not really a con for me. It feels real good, sound wonderful and the white finish is pretty nice. I'd prefer a pickguard though. I'm normally not a fan of Schecter I must admit, but this guitar's so versatile you could be almost any style guitarist and appreciate this guitar.

 
5.0

THIS GUITAR IS AMAZING

By Branden Peters

from PA

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I got this guitar for a present about a year ago. When I first played it, it was wonderful, but I waited to review it because I knew it would lack things in the future. A year later this guitar is still amazing, and has not given me any problems. I am able to play any genre I want, without any problems. There are no cutouts, or tone problems, and the pick ups sound wonderful. I would recommend this guitar to anyone, even if you do have more money, this guitar is wonderful for the price, and should be one of your options.

 
5.0

Wow

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

From the time I picked it up I could tell it was going to be a good guitar. The neck played incredibley well. Not only does it look good but it sounds amazing. It plays better than most higher end epiphones for a much lower price. This is a steal.

 
5.0

Sweet guitar.

By Schecter Sector

from Portland, Oregon.

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I got this guitar in august, and at first the setup was terrible, and the pickups were a little boring. So, I put a Gibson Dirtyfingers in the bridge and kept the neck pickup, and got it setup and now its great. This guitar screams pinch harmonics in heavy settings on my dirtyfingers, and in the stock neck pickup I get really nice acoustic sounds.

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