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Schecter Hellraiser C-7 electric guitar review

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Schecter Hellraiser C-7 is a high quality 7-string guitar with 26.5" scale. It has a mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, locking tuners, locking T-O-M bridge, good quality nut and two EMG 707TWs which allow coil splitting. It's very comfortable, it stays in tune and it sounds awesome.

Tuning stability 10/10

No issues. Its neck is made from 3 pieces of mahogany for increased stability. The nut is well cut and impregnated with teflon and the bridge has a locking mechanism.

Acoustic sound 9.5/10

Epic acoustic tone. It's loud, fat, saturated and clear also. It pretty much seems to me that the Black TUSQ nut contributes to the overall tone and long sustain of this axe.

Electric sound 10/10

Perfect for hi-gain tones as well as for clean stuff. Probably not so perfect for country or blues, but certainly fantastic for heavy music.

Finish 10/10

Flawless.

Neck 9.5/10

The neck is playable for sure. It's almost the best that you can get with such a long scale. The only complaint I have is that the last two frets are not as easily accessible as in some other guitars. The situation is better than in Omen and Demon series, but it's still not that great as in Ibanez RG guitars. Other than that it feels very good.

Table 1 Schecter Hellraiser C-7 neck dimensions

Dimension Value
Width at nut 48mm
Width at 24th fret 68mm
Thickness at 1st fret 20.5mm
Thickness at 12th fret 22mm
Fingerboard radius 16" (406.64mm)

Features 10/10

Fantastic features - locking tuners, good quality nut, locking T-O-M bridge & coil splitting.

Balance 10/10

Comfortable guitar.

Weight 9/10

Proper weight.

Price 10/10

800 euro, worth it.

Advantages

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Drawbacks

pic Little limited access to the last two frets, not that much as in Omen or Demon

Specification

  • 24X Jumbo frets
  • 26.5" scale
  • GraphTech Black TUSQ nut
  • Schecter locking tuners
  • 3-pc mahogany set neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Mahogany body
  • TonePros T-O-M bridge with strings through body
  • EMG 707TW active humbuckers (HH)
  • 3-way switch
  • 2x volume pot with coil tap
  • 1x tone pot
  • Finish - Gloss Black
  • Hardware - Black Chrome
  • Year of production - 2011
  • Country of production - South Korea
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