New Gear: Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid

The Hellraiser Hybrid collection is a combination of the Hellraiser and SLS models. 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 a high gloss and transparent Black Burst color.












The HH’s come with EMG’s 57/66 active humbuckers with brushed back metal-works covers. The HH C-7 and C-8 versions also use USA-made Hipshot Non-Trem bridges to accommodate progressive playing styles. The SLS shares its popular thin C-shape, fast neck profile and satin finish. The compound radius ebony fiberboard is adorned with an inverted dot pattern and Metal Cross inlay at the 12th fret.

Price range from $1,499 MSRP for the C-8 to $1,299 for the C-1 or Tempest guitars.


By Barry Rudolph

MiniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com