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Schecter Hellraiser Extreme C-1

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Schecter Raises Hell At NAMM 2012

Welcome back to another thrilling installment of things that were shown at NAMM. You’ll be tickled shitless to know that Schecter has revealed two new electric guitar models, the Hellraiser Extreme C-1 and the Blackjack SLS C-1, and the new Hellraiser Studio acoustic guitar. You may want to get a pack of Imodium and a fresh pair of underwear because in all likelihood you’ll crap your pants with joy over this.

The Hellraiser Extreme C-1

Schecter Hellraiser Extreme C-1
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Schecter Hellraiser Extreme C-1
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Adding to the Hellraiser family, the newest cenobite is the Extreme C-1 offers its would be guitarist a number of options on various aspects. They’re like Fox News. They report what your options are and you decide what you want.

For example. The Extreme C-1 comes stock with neck-through construction with a multi-laminated maple and walnut neck and a mahogany body, however you get your choice between a flamed maple fretboard or an ebony fretboard. Additionally you can pick between a flamed maple top or a quilted maple top.

The Extreme C-1, when not snowboarding down Mount Everest after jumping out of a space shuttle and surviving reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, overloading on baditude just to showcase how Extreme it really is, can be found showing off its 24 jumbo frets and it’s multi-ply black and white MOP bindings that naturally compliment the Schecter locking tuners. If you’ll draw your attention to the other end you’ll notice the black chrome TonePros TOM bridge that permits the strings to run up through the body over the set of matching EMG humbuckers.

Speaking of EMG humbuckers did I mention the Schecter brand Hellraiser model Extreme C-1 electric guitar comes with a pair of EMG humbuckers? Just in case I skimmed over that tidbit of information allow me to go into more details. This guitar comes with a pair of EMG humbuckers. At the neck position is an EMG 81 ceramic humbucker and the bridge is fully loaded with an 89 alnico V humbucker built with separate preamps for ease of control when using the coil tap volume knob to switch between single coil and humbucker settings.

To meet your personal aesthetic tastes the Extreme C-1 comes in three dashing colors which are guaranteed to please your eyes (unless you don’t like them) or your money back. At your disposal is the 3-tone sunburst, the crimson red burst satin, and the see-through black satin.

Blackjack SLS C-1

Blackjack SLS C-1
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Blackjack SLS C-1
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The newest Blackjack C-1 practically has an ace up its truss rod. The SLS C-1 offers a 3-piece maple set neck and an ebony fretboard that features a mother of pearl skull inlay at the 12th fret. You also get the option whether or not to include a flamed maple top to compliment the mahogany body, though either way it’ll get wrapped up in black multi-ply binding.

As far as hardware goes, it’s all black chrome. The Schecter locking tuners make a comeback as does the TonePros TOM bridge. As for the pickups you have two options. You can zero in on the pair of Seymour Duncan Blackouts active humbuckers or you can bring your sights in on the passive Seymour Duncan Full Shred and Jazz humbuckers.

Now for the part that really shapes the tone of the instrument. The available colors. The Blackjack SLS C-1 is available in satin black and see-through blue burst. Fox News style, baby. We’ve reported. Now go forth and decide.

Hellraiser Studio Acoustic

Schecter Hellraiser Studio Acoustic
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Schecter Hellraiser Studio Acoustic
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The new Hellraiser Studio acoustic doesn’t offer as many variations as the two electric guitars, so I can’t exploit Fox News’ intellectual property for the sake of a bad joke here, but the joke is already tired so how about I just get to the point?

You get a maple body with that is accompanied by a mahogany dove tail set neck and a rosewood fretboard. It includes Grover tuners and a Diamond bridge and is accompanied by a Fishman Presys with acoustic preamp and a Fishman Presys with EQ and Sonicore Piezo. Two colors are available as well. Black cherry that comes with abalone multi-ply bindings and abalone gothic cross inlays and see-through black that comes with grey perloid gothic crosses and grey perloid multi-ply binding.

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Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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