Sound — 10
I play a few different styles from hard rock / metal to blues. I use a line spider 2 with a Line 6 pod xt for the extra memory banks. This guitar does everything I ask of it. Its fast for the metal I play and beautiful tones for the blues I play. It has coil taps on each pick up. I have been playing for 32 years. I have never played a guitar like this. I have owned Gibson, ESP, Kramer, Ibanez. I currently own an Ibanez RG series and this Schecter... It is awesome!
Overall Impression — 10
Yes I would def buy another. I chose this guitar after an operation on my left shoulder recently. I needed a guitar that was light in weight that can give me the tones I need. I had been looking at Ibanez and ESP again having owned an ESP V series. I had pretty much decided on an ESP MH1000 untill I picked this up. For those don't know. ESP and Schecter are owned by the same company hence similar design in some of there product lines. In my opinion, Schecter are much better quality than ESP. Alot of the time... A buyer, buying ESP is paying for the name or I should say paying a higher price for ESP with the bands like Metallica endorsing them! Though Metallica have custom built ESP guitars! Everything is what I love about it. Nothing is what I don't like about it. Fave feature has got to be the weight and action. I hope this helps those who can't decide on buying a C1 Hellraiser.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I've not gigged with this as yet, though I have no doubts it will be fine. It stays in tune pretty well, even with new strings! Hardware is top quality. The finish is just outstanding, beautiful gloss black with Grey pearl binding and gothic crosses on the fret board. Chrome volume and tone control. The gothic crosses reflect light in changing colours according the colour being pointed at them.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I bought the guitar as uses from ebay. Sadly the chap who owned it before me had a different way (lol) of setting it up... The bridge on the wrong way, down tuned to B with 12's on it. WTF! It didn't take me to long to set it up from scratch. I have the action set around 3mm above the 12th. No fret buzz. It takes next too no effort to play a note / chord.
Features — 10
Its a Korean made C1 Hellraiser BLK. Gloss Black. Grey pearl binding and Gothic crosses on fret board. 2 octive through neck. TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge. 3 way pick up selector. Active EMG 81 and 89 pick ups. Each pick up has a coil tap for single humbucker sounds. Grover locking tuners.