Back again with this time another great guitar by an excellent manufacturer, Schecter! We’ll be looking at a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser series electric guitar. This has been one of the most shocking guitars I have ever played. I mean, if you think about the brand, their style, the musicians who play Schecter instruments and the aggressive look, I would always think that these were built for heavier music genres and very limited. However, when I demoed it I found out dozens of different sounds which were usable in many genres could be obtained with a single instrument like this.
Before we dive into details, let’s see the guitar in action;
Doesn’t it look excellent already? The craftsmanship on this instruments is top notch, not even single problem or cosmetic fail on it. If you think you would never like active pickups, please think again. This guitar is one of the most successful instrument in the tone generating for both in high gain settings or pristine clean tones. Also, coil split function goes perfectly well with these pair of pickups.
Let’s have a look at the specs;
|Body||Mahogany with Quilted Maple Top|
|Construction||Set-Neck (Ultra Access)|
|Neck||Mahogany 3 pieces|
|Nut||42mm Graptech XL Black Tusq|
|Bridge||Tonepros T3BT Tune-O-Matic|
|Pickups||EMG 81TW (B) EMG89R (N)|
|Controls||2xVolume(Push/Pull) Tone 3-way Switch|
|Strings||Ernie Ball Regular Slinky #2221|
According to Schecter Guitar Research’s website, this guitar is made in South Korea which makes me think that it’s probably built in a Cort factory. I don’t know you but Korean made guitars always make me feel safe thanks to their build quality and playability. This guitar must have been the first Schecter I had ever touched and as I said I was quite shocked by the versatility of this instrument. The thin C profile neck is awesome and very very easy to play. String action is quite low without choking up the low end and this results in ease of playability that you could only have with the high level guitars.
If you are into hard rock, heavy metal genres and want thick gains out of your amp and at the same time you want to have pristine clean tones with wide tonal varieties, I would definitely suggest you try one. Yes, the look is quite aggressive and beautiful at the same time but it will also provide many usable tones at your disposal no matter what kind of genre you are going to use it for!
Hope this has been helpful and see you in the next one.