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Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Hellraiser Special C-7 FR Electric Guitar

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With seven strings and a long 26-1/2" scale length, the Schecter Hellraiser Special C-7 FR electric guitar is made to play heavy rock and metal music...Click To Read More About This Product

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A drop-tuned slaying machine with all the necessary elements at a bargain price.

With seven strings and a long 26-1/2" scale length, the Schecter Hellraiser Special C-7 FR electric guitar is made to play heavy rock and metal music just like the Regular Hellraiser C-7 FR, but without the abalone binding and coil taps.

Other heavy-rock essentials found on this beast include a set-neck with 24 extra-jumbo frets, solid mahogany body with quilted maple top, EMG 81/85 active humbuckers, and a Floyd Rose Original tremolo bridge with a locking nut. You will never be happy with just six strings again after you experience the low end growl of this C-7 powerhouse.

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  • Construction: Set-neck with Ultra Access
  • Scale: 26-1/2"
  • Tuning: B-E-A-D-G-B-E
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Quilted maple
  • Neck: 3-piece mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24 extra-jumbo
  • Inlays: Pearloid daggers
  • Pickups: EMG Active 81/85 humbuckers
  • Electronics: 2 Vol/Tone/3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original Tremolo
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Hardware: Black Chrome

Get a 7-string guitar that will rock your world today.

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Schecter Guitar Research2011 Hellraiser Special C-7 FR Electric Guitar

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Love it.

By merrowfan17

from Alaska.

About Me Novice


  • Beautifully Epic
  • Bends Well
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Stays in tune


  • Fret Board Rubbing Off

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Hellraiser Special C-7 FR Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar. I bought it in October. No complaints. although the wood on the fret board is just barely beginning to ware off. I striped one of the locking bolts also, but that was my fault. The tone is great, pickups are awesome. I'm probably going to switch to Seymour Duncan EMTY 7's though. the 85's are a bit to clear for me not crunchy enough. other than that this guitar is great and I would recommend it to any higher level novice to the best of guitar players! no regrets on this purchase. ( I own 2 Schecters now, both are built very well and sound amazing.) oh and one problem that I had that is really easy to fix is sometimes when I am sweeping my pinky will turn the bridge volume knob all the way off, easy fix. sweep on neck or just be aware of it.


It's what I was hoping for.

By Jerome Novorolsky

from New Lenox Illionois

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Hellraiser Special C-7 FR Electric Guitar:

I have to give this guitar and Musicians Friend both a double high five on this one. I was originally trying to get the Schecter Damien Elite 7 but Musicians Friend didn't stock the Floyd Rose model but they could special order it for me at the going online price of any other internet vendor.Let me tell you, if you're looking at the Damien, skip lunch, give up beer for a month, or don't go to the movies. Whatever it takes, get the extra cash or get a great sale deal when it comes around but get the Hellraiser. First off it has a set neck which transfers tones through the body better than a bolt on neck and you don't have that bulge where the neck connects to the body when playing in the upper register. I feel the body contour is a bit smoother than the Damien too. Okay to the guitar itself. If you're looking for a seven string guitar especially for Heavy Metal you better go with active pickups. EMG's are great. They are on the Dean Razorback 7 255 as well for a reason. Passive pickups can't effectively produce the low notes of powered pickups. Believe me. I am actually a Bass Player who bought this for songwriting and recording purposes. I own 2 Alembic Bass Guitars, one being a 5 string so I know first hand about reproducing low end. Being a bass player it may be unfair to judge the playability of the Hellraiser because it feels as smooth as silk, but I'm used to a 5 string bass. It may seem large to a 6 string guitar player. I never compared the Damien and Hellraiser side by side, but it sure seems like the thickness of the neck from the fretboard to the back of the neck is narrower. It's sure easy to play. I was pondering the Floyd Rose bridge option and am I glad I got it. Though my solo abilities need improvement with professional instruction no doubt, I wanted to have it there to grow into. I have heard complaints on the web from people about locking tremelos. I was doing dives last night far below peragatory repeatedly and it stayed in tune just fine. I didn't want to spend a lot on a guitar since it isn't even my primary instrument but wanted quality. There is a point in price that once you drop below quality really suffers. Generally I would say $500. Though there are decent and playable instruments lower than that, the good stuff is more. I feel this guitar plays as well or better than many that are in the $$$$ range and above. so you're really getting something that is well constucted with high guality components like the EMGs and the Floyd Rose bridge. I think the mahogony body adds to the warmth of the instrument as well. Both of my Alembics are mahogony, one with a neck though and one with a set neck. Again, if you can step up from a bolt on neck, go for it. I really like the see through maple top. Alot of painted guitars hide flaws in the wood with paint. Not only is the quilted maple attractive but it is quality you can see. In this price range and somewhat beyond, the Schecter Hellraiser Special 7 Floyd Rose is the champ. I've been on records, on tour, in music videos and have been playing for decades. Don't doubt me. Thanks Musicians Friend.
EMG Pickups, Floyd Rose Bridge, Mahogony Body with Quilted Maple Top, Rosewood Fingerboard with attractive inlays, and a set neck. I'll take it.
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Hellraiser Special C-7 FR Electric Guitar

By Kubla

from Ft dodge. Ia

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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Hellraiser Special C-7 FR Electric Guitar:

I usually don't give 5 stars on anything because their is no scale. This guitar is my first 5 star guitar. I actually hope no one buys these because I want to buy them all.
Outstanding features. Maybe a five piece neck would be slighltly better.
I have owned a lot of guitars. The build quality and setup quality are better than my Gibsons. Seriously. I have two agile 727 with a 5-piece set neck that now seem like junk. The frets and solidness of this guitar are light years ahead of my Agiles. I've purchased previous schecter 7 strings and honestly thought they were junk. This one has completely surprised me. It makes me curious about the higher end models such as the Jeff Loomis, but I don't want to mess with perfection. The sound is similar to my gibson Les Paul Classic with ceramic pickups but with extend scale and 7 strings. All the strings come through the amp so well balanced it can be used for any style not just metal. The cleans are the best of all my guitars.
I originally looked at this guitar in the musiciansfriend catalog and noticed it was the same price as new agiles. Not being particularly happy with the agile "large" frets I thought I would give it a try. The value of this guitar is crazy. If Gibson sold it, I image it would be $3000-$4000. I hate to buy oversea products but this thing rocks regardless of price.


7 strings monster!!

By Roberto Sunga

from El Paso TX

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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Hellraiser Special C-7 FR Electric Guitar:

This was my first guitar with 7 strings which I bougth a few months ago and let me tell you I have not felt the necessity of replacing it with another guitar. I've always owned Schecter guitars and they never let me down. This one is beautiful and sounds awesome! the action and floyd rose are pretty nice as well. The EMG pick ups make a huge difference in your sound, I've been using this guitar in the studio and I always get comments about how sweet my guitar tone is. People also think this is a super expensive guitar when they see it, highest quality for a relatively low price!


Great guitar for an amazing price!

By getthisnow

from Undisclosed

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Hellraiser Special C-7 FR Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar before Christmas and I was worried because it's a seven string that I was going to have trouble playing it since I have small hands. But when it came in, I fell in love with it. It feels so comfortable to play. The neck is thick and wide, but it's not so large its unplayable. The tone from this beast is just epic. The sound this thing makes is just face melting. This is also my first Floyd rose guitar and i have to say its a lot of fun to use it. it stays in tune all the time (if you string it right). The for this guitar is great. I got it before it was $750. Great deal My only criticism is that playing the guitar while standing up is a bit difficult if you are doing wide stretched patterns and what not (because of my small hands. Sitting down and playing its just fine). You can just raise the strap and then everything is just great. Overall: Great guitar for a great price


My NEW favorite guitar!!!!!!

By Max Lindstedt

from North Carolina

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Hellraiser Special C-7 FR Electric Guitar:

This is the third Schecter I've bought, I have an older C-1 plus and the discontinued C-7 fr. I have never been disappointed, this one was no exception. Right out of the box it played amazingly, the sound is nice and clear (the most important thing in building a brutal distortion tone), it is very comfortable to hold, access to the 24th fret is a breeze, and for the people who care about this like I do, the finish is immaculate! I got the se-thru black, and the quilted maple just POPS!!!! Beautiful looks, beautiful sound, BEAUTIFUL GUITAR!!!!!!!!!

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