Schecter Guitars have fused two of their most popular models, the HELLRAISER and SLS into a new series called the ‘Hellraiser Hybrid’ for 2014. These new guitars will feature a highly quilted Maple top with a more sculptured arch and set into the Mahogany body with an increased upper access cutaway. All HH models will be finished in High Gloss Transparent Black Burst.
The pickups in the Hellraiser Hybrid series will be EMG 57/66 humbuckers with Brushed Black metal-works covers. The HH C-7 and C-8 versions 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 neck will be the SLS thin, fast profile and satin finish. The compound radius ebony fretboard has an inverted dot pattern which I only saw recently for the first time on the upcoming Keith Merrow signature Schecter, the KM-7. The dots start at the low E side of the fretboard and then switch to the high E side at the 15th fret. The Metal Cross, synonymous with the Hellraiser sits 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.
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)