Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR-S Electric Guitar

This stunning mahogany Schecter delivers incredible tone with an active EMG 81 pickup, plus a Sustainiac electromagnetic driver for never-ending sustain.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Sustainiac driver/pickup Infinite sustain and/or feedback generation
EMG 81 active humbucking pickup High-output rail magnet; balanced and focused tone

You haven't heard how long notes can last until you shoulder the Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR-S electric guitar. This stunning axe fuels your signal via an EMG 81 active humbucker in the bridge and a Sustainiac in the neck position, housed in a dark-sounding mahogany body. A three-piece mahogany neck harnesses razor-thin action over 24 jumbo frets in a super-smooth rosewood fingerboard, and cool dark chrome hardware, a super-flexible Floyd Rose 1000 Series bridge, and volume, push/pull tone, and intensity controls all bring you a superb speed-demon axe that's ready to unleash some sinister tone.

EMG 81 Bridge and Sustainiac Neck Humbucker Pickups

Lead fearlessly with the Hellraiser C-1's pickup complement: an EMG 81 active humbucker in the bridge and Sustainiac in the neck position. Your bridge pickup packs powerful overdrive and a full and heavy distortion perfect for rock or metal, and the Sustainiac neck pickup captures and retains an endless and spine-bending sustain from your strings via the two-way switch next to your Hellraiser's bridge. Flip the switch to kill the feedback and turn your Sustainiac into another sweet-sounding neck humbucker. Both pickups are shielded in protective casings to keep out rust, dust, and sweat, so your tone will always be clean, pristine, and uninterrupted.

Three-piece Mahogany Neck

Your Schecter Hellraiser's extra-stable neck is built from three separate pieces of mahogany. This tonewood provides a dark tone to your playing, read more accentuating lows and mids. This comfy appendage features a rosewood fingerboard and 24 jumbo frets with super-close action for speedy runs. Sleek abalone gothic cross inlays offer an appealing visual edge that goes well with this axe's darker tonal character.

Dive Super Low: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Bridge

Your Schecter Hellraiser features a super-flexible Floyd Rose 1000 Series bridge. This quality piece of hardware will keep your tuning in check -- so go ahead and dive this baby as low as possible before returning your strings to their standard tensions. Use the Floyd Rose in conjunction with your sustain-engaged Sustainiac neck humbucker, and you'll create sounds that just aren't on the table with other axes!


- Mahogany body
- Quilted maple top on select finishes
- Three-piece mahogany neck
- Eye-catching abalone binding
- Abalone gothic crosses inlays
- Scale length of 25.5"
- Rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets
- EMG Active 81 bridge and Sustainiac neck humbuckers
- Volume, push/pull tone, and intensity controls
- Three-way mode select and two-way Sustainiac switches
- Grover tuners
- Black chrome hardware
- Ultra flexible Floyd Rose 1000 Series bridge
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- Construction: Set Neck w/ Ultra Access
- Available Bodies: Mahogany, Mahogany w/Quilted Maple
- Neck: 3-piece Mahogany
- Finger Board: Rosewood
- Frets: 24X Jumbo
- Tuners: Grover
- Pickups: EMG Active 81/Sustainiac
- Available Bridges: Floyd Rose 1000 Series
- Scale: 25.5 inches
- Hardware: Black Chrome
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 14.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1826

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-660-6621

Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR-S

The folks at Schecter have made a living introducing innovative instruments for professional and amateur musicians alike, and the Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR Sustainiac is no exception. Guitarists that enjoy soloing will love this guitar with its ability to produce an incredible amount of sustain thanks to the EMG Active 81 pickup and Sustainiac Driver. Artists absolutely hate when they have to spend time constantly making sure their instrument is in tune, but with the Grover tuners on this Schecter electric you'll forget all about it. Working musicians always worry about the safety of their guitar and their livelihood, but with the mahogany 3 piece neck this Hellraiser electric is durable during transport and on-stage.


The original Rotomatic with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination


The most common fingerboard, Rosewood is naturally oily, and works well for any surface that sees frequent human contact. The sound is richer in fundamental than Maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores.

EMG Active 81

The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps giving it a razor-sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing.


This Driver/Pickup produces beautiful Humbucker tones when Sustain switch is off, and works as the Sustainiac Driver when switched On. The Sustainiac Driver creates an infinite feedback sustain of string vibrations by electromagnetic feedback.


Made with 3 pieces of mahogany for extra stability. 3 piece necks can withstand the test of time. Where standard necks may show aging defects from temperature and moisture changes throughout the years, the 3 piece neck will stay nice and straight for a lifetime of playability.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted January 4, 2020 by Clinton Grant in Petaca, NM

"Well it's been a while now"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I didn't want to start off like a lot of players and review this instrument without getting to know every nouance of this finely crafted ax.First off of course was a string change which there were no expected problems and I could of done this myself with no problems but it was in need of a good setup so I took it to a luthier to whom I've known and trusted for many many be years and he confirmed what I thought it needed a truss, string height, and intonation setup after all I should of known better to buy a guitar in winter lol. Well after getting it back from my friend the Sonic sounds one can achieve from this beast is unreal. With the addition of my headrush pedalboard and 2× frfr 112s I've not put this guitar down for more than a solid day and I have been able to get some vary inspiring works recorded after a final block befour taking the plunge on which has become my new go-to guitar so please don't hesitate to also invest in this quality guitar and yes it will be an investment as it will only grow with you and in time be priceless to you as well well I hope this helps anyone thinking about it and we're on the fence about it. Cheers

Amazing sound quality can be achieved with a little experimental time

Nothing but the best and I couldn't expect anything less from now on

Ease of Use
After a good setup it's a shred monster

Not one read more issue so no need a tissue

Far exceded my expectations

Manufacturer Support
I haven't had to call them so until then I hope that they support this product the same way it was built superbly

The Wow Factor
I'm 51 and a combat U.S.M.C vet I have worn out my wow factor a long long time ago.

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