Schecter releases new Hellraiser Model
(John Gorbe | Posted 2011-06-17)
Schecter Guitar Research is a popular brand that has gained a lot of respect in recent years since debuting in 1979, particularly among rock guitarists. The company is promising to appeal to a larger demographic with a new offering, which is their most versatile instrument yet.
The Hellraiser Solo 6 E/A is part of the Diamond series line and will be debuted in July. The guitar will feature many popular and high-end features such as: Mahogany body with quilted maple top, rosewood fingerboard, abalone “Gothic Crosses” inlay, 24 jumbo frets, Schecter locking tuners, double bound abalone binding, set neck with ultra access, Fishman Powerbridge/EMG 81/89, 2 volume, 1 tone (push/pull),3-way Mag switch and 3-way output switch, Fishman TOM Powerbridge, chrome hardware and dual semi-hollow chambers.
Many players trust their sound to Schecter including: Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Jerry Horton (Papa Roach), Dan Donegan (Disturbed), Prince, Neville Brothers, Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold), Robert Smith & Porl Thompson (The CURE) and Shaun Morgan & Dale Stewart (Seether).
Schecter Guitar Research started in 1976 by David Schecter in Van Nuys, California. The company served as a small repair shop manufacturing replacement guitar necks and bodies, complete pickup assemblies, bridges, pickguards, tuners, knobs, potentiometers, and miscellaneous other guitar parts. Eventually, Schecter Guitar Research offered every part needed to build a complete guitar. It supplied parts to guitar manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson and to custom repair shops that were building complete guitars out of Schecter parts. By the late 1970s Schecter offered more than 400 guitar parts, but did not offer any finished instruments.
In 1979, Schecter offered, for the first time, its own fully-assembled electric guitars. These guitars were custom shop models based on Fender designs. They were considered to be very high quality and very expensive, and were sold only by twenty retailers across the United States.
To learn more about what Schecter has to offer, go to www.schecterguitars.com