Schecter Hellraiser C-8 Electric Guitar, Black Cherry

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  • EMG 808 Pickups
  • Mahogany Body with a Quilted Maple Top
  • 3-Piece Mahogany Set-Neck with Ultra Access
  • 24 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Abalone Gothic Cross Inlays

Schecter Hellraiser C-8 Electric Guitar, Black Cherry

The Schecter Hellraiser C-8 Electric Guitar features a body crafted from high quality Mahogany with a Quilted Maple top in a black cherry finish to create a beautiful looking guitar. The Hellraiser also has a Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard with 24 x-jumbo frets and a Floyd Rose nut. Featuring EMG 808 pickups for creating heavy rock tones, the 8 string Hellraiser can create incredibly deep tones without the need to detune.

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Mahogany Body with a Quilted Maple Top

Schecter's Hellraiser is a well-balanced guitar from aggressive crunchy sounds to rich, clean tones, perfect for the modern day player. The Quilted Maple top provides a great resonance, enhancing the natural tones of the body wood, whilst the Maples figuring provides a stylish and unique look. The Mahogany body offers naturally warm tones, with a touch of bite for creating tights lows and appealing highs. With Abalone binding, black chrome hardware, and a Hipshot hardtail bridge, the Hellraiser is given a black cherry finish to create a stunning guitar that reflects the tones it can produce.

Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard

The 3-piece Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard has been designed with a thin "C" shape for a smooth, fast play, whilst the naturally oily Rosewood fingerboard absorbs stray overtones for a rich sound. The neck is designed with carbon fiber reinforcement rods to ensure the neck stays stable, and reduces any strain from the strings. The Mahogany/Rosewood combination produces warm, mellow tones with complex highs, thick, creamy lows, and an appealing midrange. It also comes with many other features including Schecter Locking machine heads and Gothic cross inlays on the fingerboard.

EMG Pickups

The Hellraiser features a set of EMG 808 humbuckers, based on the EMG 707 humbucker, to deliver powerfully heavy tones. The humbuckers feature alnico V loaded, wide aperture coils that beef up the lower strings, eliminating a muddy F# string for a tone that has plenty of clarity. The EMG 808 offers the presence and dynamics that an 8 string guitar requires, and provides a tight, responsive sound that can articulate every note played.

About Schecter

Schecter is one of the world's premier guitar companies, creating and selling electric guitars and basses, acoustic guitars and USA Custom Shop instruments to musicians around the world. They combine quality with affordability to suit a variety of different players and diverse musical styles. The company has a growing number of high profile artists playing their instruments, such as musicians from Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, The Cure, Papa Roach, Seether and more.


Body & Bridge

  • Top: Quilted Maple
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Contour: Arched Top
  • Binding: Abalone w/ Black/White/Black Multi-Ply
  • Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body
  • Construction: Set-Neck w/Ultra Access
  • Finish: Black Cherry

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Mahogany 3-Pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 24 X-Jumbo
  • Scale: 28"
  • Fretboard Radius: 16”
  • Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .787" (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866" (22mm)
  • Nut: Graph Tech XL Black Tusq
  • Nut Width: 2.125"
  • Inlays: Abalone Gothic Crosses
  • Neck Shape: Thin 'C'

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: EMG 808
  • Neck Pickup: EMG 808
  • Controls: 2x Volume/ Tone/ 3-Way Switch
  • Knobs: Metal Knurled w/ Set Screw
  • Machine Heads: Schecter Locking
  • Hardware: Black Chrome
  • Battery Compartment: 9-Volt Clip-In
  • Strings: Ernie Ball (.009/.012/.016/.026/.036/.046/.064/.080)