Update: NGD Hellraiser Tempest

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  1. fitz288

    fitz288 Apprentice Fermi's Paradox Analyst Silver Supporting Member

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    Found this guitar on GC website at my local store.
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    I think it's a cool looking guitar, but it does not look like other Schecter Hellraiser C-1's that I can find on GC or a general internet search. I actually like it much better.
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    Can someone tell if this is just a different "model year" or if this guitar is mislabeled?

    I happened to check my bank account before I knew the payment on my Gear Card was going to get pulled and I noticed the $600 stimulus payment is a pending deposit for Monday.
    I feel it's my patriotic duty to help stimulate the economy - by buying gear obviously.
     
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    It's overpriced and it isn't a Cshape
     
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    fitz288 Apprentice Fermi's Paradox Analyst Silver Supporting Member

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    Reply to self: I think I found out what it is.
    Found a pic of the Tempest in the Schecter website that matched the body style, and then this listing on eBay.
    It's a Hellraiser Tempest, not a C1.
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    Definitely a Tempest and seems to be reasonably priced if in great shape.
     
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    fitz288 Apprentice Fermi's Paradox Analyst Silver Supporting Member

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    Well, I did it again, the Schecter Hellraiser Tempest brings my total up to 9. (Still a few shy of 106)
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    A few hours of cleaning and a fresh set of EB.08-.38's and she's singing again.
    Here's some close ups of the carbon fiber binding and translucent ebony finish.
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    The fretboard was all gunked up, but obviously well played and not a wall hanger.
    F-one oil did nothing to clean this, so I used some gentle 0000 steel wool and buffed with paste wax.
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    Some negligible wear like some pick scratches and a few finish dings that can only be seen close up.
    She plays like a dream.
    I did my patriotic duty and put my stimulus money back into the economy via GC.
     
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    Cool score, that carbon fiber binding is trippy looking. Schecter makes some great stuff for the money.

    I was counting on the 2k stimulus check for I could do my patriotic duty of pumping half of it on my 1st new guitar in 11-12 years to help out the economy and the other half to bills. I've done my part already giving up my entire life by spending the last 12 months in self isolation (hi risk) and only going out for necessities once every week or 2, also while wearing a mask. Because of where I live I only get to go outside in fresh air maybe 10mn a day mon-thur and trapped inside fri-sun.

    What makes it even tougher was spending the entire year before recovering from a back injury and just when I could start trying to walk and get outside again straight into the pandemic and having to do this all in the same week. I'm ready to go insane. At least in the end of the pandemic I can say I did my part with complete honesty.

    Anyways, I'm glad you got to put your stimulus to good use on a cool guitar and pumping money back into the economy. That's got to be one of the coolest ways to do your part. Rock on dude. :cool: :cheers:
     
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