Schecter Hellraiser C-8 FR Black Cherry

8-string Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Archtop made of quilted maple
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Thin C neck profile
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 711 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 406 mm
  • Nut width: 54 mm
  • Pickups: 2 EMG 808
  • 2 Volume controls and 1 tone control
  • 3-Way switch for pickup selection
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo with locking nut
  • Black chrome plated hardware
  • Grover machine heads
  • Colour: Black cherry

Further Information

Colour Red
Body Mahogny
Top Maple
Neck Mahogny
fret board rosewood
Frets 24
scale lenght 711 mm
Pickup HH
Tremolo Yes
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Amazing feel and sound - somewhat high tension on the strings
8stringnewbie, 04.03.2021
I'm in a band where we tune down from standard e4 to b3, and I wanted an extra string over and under for extended range. A tremolo was a must, and because of this, few options are out there for 8-string guitars without getting pricey.

The guitar is awesome. With a slender neck and very smooth fretboard (comfortably wide for the hand), and low action on the strings - it is very easy to play, almost addicting.

The frets are high and the neck is long, but surprisingly none of that is any big issue, although you can feel the extra stretch on your fingers close to the nut (depending the chords).

I decided to return the guitar because of the tension on the strings. The high e-string broke while doing bending. The scale's about 28 inches long which may be an inch too much. One way to resolve this could be tuning lower than standard tuning, but this will sacrifice pitch.

Another minor issue was the body cutaway on the lower side of the neck - the horn of the body curves upwards and the space slightly locks your hand when you play on the highest frets.
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Très bonne 8 cordes
18.05.2015
J'ai eu envie de passer sur 8 cordes, et le changement entre 6 et 8 n'a pas été difficile du tout, contrairement à ce que j'aurais pu penser. Le manche est très fin, ce qui est très pratique pour le shred par exemple. Le floyd rose tient l'accord (enfin il ne faut pas s'attendre à des folies non plus, on ne peut pas faire autant d'effets que sur un floyd rose 6 cordes). Le seul petit bémol, ce sont les micros: ils sonnent un peu brouillon (peut être à cause de mon ampli entrée de gamme) comparé à mes 6 cordes, mais je les ai changés contre des EMG 808X et c'est un peu plus clair. En bref, une excellente bonne guitare pour un prix "modeste".
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Sehr Hübsche Gitarre
Airwreck, 01.12.2018
Ich benutze die Gitarre nur für mich Privat und Spiele ab und zu vor Family and Friends.

Da es meine erste 8-Saiter ist, wusste ich nicht genau was auf mich zu kommt, aber am Ende des Tages bin ich doch vollkommen überzeugt von dieser Gitarre.
Sound: Der Sound gefällt mir persönlich sehr gut, vorallem die Mitten und Höhen kommen sehr gut raus. Aber auch die Tiefen Saiten klingen gut, wobei da etwas mehr "Wumms" hinter sein könnte.

Das Äußerliche hat mich zu 100% überzeugt, sie ist eine echt wunderschöne Gitarre.

Mit der Whammy Bar komm ich noch nicht ganz zurecht, hatte aber auch noch nie mit Whammy zuvor gespielt, aber bisherige Erfahrung ist doch eher Positiv.

Ich kann diese Gitarre wärmstens empfehlen für alle die eine 8-Saiter mit Whammy haben möchten.
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Goed speelbare 8-string met floating tremolo
Beomut, 18.09.2017
De Schecter Hellraiser C-8 FR is de enige 8-string met floating tremolo die bij mijn weten op de markt is. De kleur en afwerking blijken ook bijzonder fraai. Ik ben een 6-string Gibson Les Paul gewend en had niet verwacht dat deze Schecter het warme, volle geluid zou evenaren; niet iedereen is enthousiast over de actieve EMG pickups van Schecter. Ik wel; ik vind het eigenlijk mooier klinken (clean & gain). Ik hoor ook niet het verwachte gekletter van de lage snaren.

De hals van deze 8-string Schecter is comfortabel; platter dan mijn 6-string Gibson. Ik kan zonder moeite alles kan bereiken.

De enige reden dat ik niet 5 sterren geef, is dat de gitaar niet gestemd was en de hoge E-snaar gebroken bleek toen ik de doos opende. Alhoewel Thomann na mijn klacht aanbood een extra setje snaren te leveren, was dit meteen een confrontatie met het feit dat het besnaren en stemmen van een 8-string met floyd rose geen sinecure is. Uiteindelijk moet je er toch aan geloven, dus het kan geen kwaad het jezelf aan te leren met hulp van wat online tutorials. Leren & doen kostten me samen zo'n 30 minuten.
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