Imagine there is some kind of metal monster that has access to the underworld. Now put the spirit of that monster in a guitar. Now put it among the top rated 1000 dollar guitars. How would you name this creature from hell? You guessed it right – Schecter Hellraiser C-1. A guitar that is capable of pleasing the most sophisticated metal fans. But the potential of this guitar does not end with just thrash, shred, and other twisted hardcore stuff. I’ve seen famous blues musicians to perform with the Hellraiser and the results were more than surprising.
Body and Neck
The Schecter C-1 is featuring slim flat mahogany neck that is hosting 24 big X-jumbo frets. The mahogany body comes with quilted maple top and stylish black cherry finish and, of course, the very popular neck trough body ultra-access cutaway. The gothic cross inlays are screaming out loud, begging for action.
In today’s age, everyone who has anything to do with metal is mad about the EMG pickups, and for a good reason. The Hellraiser comes with active 81TW/89 coil tappable humbuckers. You can easily set your preferences with the 3 way switch selector. The guitar comes with one master tone control and two volume controls.
As for hardware, the most significant part is the TonePros Tune-O-Matic bridge with the thru body design. There are Schecter locking tuners on the headstock and the finish of the guitar is awesome no matter the color.
There are a few guitars that allow you to get about any tone you can think of without the need of any additional modification, and the Hellraiser C-1 is one of them. Metal or thrash, the sustain of the guitar will surprise you and the EMG’s that became a must for every shredding guitar will give you that classic bright sound that probably hooked you to this genre when you were a kid.
If the manufacturer of this model was Gibson, I can guarantee that it would cost close to $2000. The price is unbelievable, considering the quality you receive, this is one of the examples that I love pointing out to the “you get what you pay for” cultists. There are very few models of such a great quality that are worth less than $1000.
If you do not want to pay for a golden name on the headstock, and if you are looking for the best electric guitar for the money, you just found it. Buy it, make love to it, take care of it, beat the c**p out of it. The Schecter C-1 Hellraiser is built to keep you happy, no matter what you plan to do with it.