Schecter Announces Hellraiser Hybrid Collection and the Return of the C-1 Classic

Schecter will be releasing both the Hellraiser Hybrid series and the C-1 Classic in January 2014.

Sun Valley, CA (December 12, 2013) -- As internet rumors run rampant, we are proud to clear the air and announce the debut of the much anticipated HELLRAISER HYBRID COLLECTION.

A unique fusing of our infamous HELLRAISER and SLS models, the 'Hybrid' will be just that… a combination of the most sought after features of both!

The Hellraiser’s signature highly figured quilted Maple top is now redesigned with a more sculptured arch and is set into the Mahogany body with an increased upper access cutaway.

All HH models will be finished in High Gloss Transparent Black Burst.

You asked, we listened…
This collection is armed with EMG’s 57/66 Active hum-buckers, with Brushed Black metal-works covers. The HH C-7 and C-8 versions also use USA made Hipshot Non-Trem bridges to accommodate progressive playing styles.

Schecter Locking tuners and GraphTech black Tusq nuts are standard on the non-FR versions.

The SLS shares its popular thin, fast neck profile and satin finish. The compound radius ebony fiberboard is adorned with an ‘inverted’ dot pattern; switching to the treble side at the 15th fret. The Metal Cross, synonymous with the Hellraiser sits proudly at the 12th fret.

A newly designed ‘Carbon fiber’ binding and glow-in-the-dark side dots (great for low light live situations) add the 2014 Hellraiser Hybrid’s 'classic-metal’ look.

This collection will also mark the return of the Tempest!

The INITIAL debut of the Hellraiser Hybrid Collection will include:

  • C-1 (MSRP $1299 / STREET $899)
  • C-1 FR (MSRP $1449 / STREET $999)
  • C-7 (MSRP $1449 / STREET $999)
  • C-8 (MSRP $1499 / STREET $1049)
  • Tempest (MSRP $1299 / STREET $899)

All models will also be available in left hand versions!

Shipping to authorized Schecter dealers in January 2014.

Schecter Guitar is proud to announce the return of the C-1 CLASSIC. A mainstay in our line up for seven years will return with a NAMM 2014 debut ... faithful to its original specifications. Originally debuted in 2002, the C-1 Classic changed the industry perception of what a ‘production’ guitar would and could be!

The striking abalone ‘Vine of Life’ full neck inlay pattern adorns the 25.5” scale rosewood fingerboard of this neck-thru-body Classic. An intensely figured Quilted Maple arched top is finished in Antique Amber.Gold covered Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz hum-buckers yield a wide tonal array via the 5-way ‘mega’ switch.

A TonePros TOM bridge adds intonation and tuning stability to the C-1 Classic’s natural resonant sustain.

The C-1 CLASSIC will begin shipping to Authorized Schecter Dealers in early January… and YES a Lefty version is also available!

With a MSRP of $1299 , the 2014 C-1 Classic will street at $899.00

For more information:
Schecter Guitar Research

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