Schecter Tempest Standard Altamonte Springs FL

Like the rest of the South Korea-crafted Diamond Series guitars in this roundup, the Tempest Standard is all kinds of sweet. It looks cool, it plays great, and it sounds awesome. There are absolutely zero imperfections in the fit and finish department, and clever accouterments such as the Ultra-Access neck joint and the rubber grips on the Volume and Tone knobs add a sparkle of luxury to a basic, hard-working club guitar.

Steinway Piano Galleries
(407) 339-3771
303 E Altamonte Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Dr Music
(407) 682-6111
481 N State Road 434
Altamonte Springs, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Repairs : Yes

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Georges Music Of Florida I
(407) 830-4600
6585 S Us Highway 17/92
Fern Park, FL

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Lyrical Lumber
(407) 628-2007
120 Lake Ave
Maitland, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Sam Ash Music Stores
(407) 599-1222
912 Lee Road
Orlando, FL
 
Piano Distributors
(407) 869-5100
360A N State Road 434
Altamonte Springs, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Yrs MIDI Systems
(407) 331-5303
178 Oxford Rd
Fern Park, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Recording Equipment
Store Information
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Computer, MIDI, Digital Audio systems, devices, software/hardware, installation, service, configuration, set-up, etc.
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Store Hours:
Monday thru Saturday
10am - 7pm
Studio Hours:
7/24 - By appointment


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American Music Inc
(407) 332-1477
667 Florida Central Pkwy
Longwood, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Bandwagon Music Center
(407) 644-4885
40 Oakleigh Dr
Maitland, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Allegro Music Centre
(407) 830-5856
1042 State Road 436
Casselberry, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Tempest Standard

gp0710_gearsche_0698Like the rest of the South Korea-crafted Diamond Series guitars in this roundup, the Tempest Standard is all kinds of sweet. It looks cool, it plays great, and it sounds awesome. There are absolutely zero imperfections in the fit and finish department, and clever accouterments such as the Ultra-Access neck joint and the rubber grips on the Volume and Tone knobs add a sparkle of luxury to a basic, hard-working club guitar. The workmanship is so consistent amongst the models we tested—excepting some minor setup issues with the Damien and Solo 6—that choosing the right guitar is more a matter of deciding on your preferred cosmetic impact. In the Tempest’s case, the vintage goldtop color (it’s also available in gloss black and vintage white), hot-rod silhouette, and extreme top carve (the pickups look as if they’re atop the crest of a hill) speaks retro in a sophisticated way. I can’t think of a band in which it would look totally out of place.

On the sonic side, I found the Tempest to be a very resonant and ballsy guitar that gives every note a nice, round pop. The neck and combined-pickup sounds are warm without being muddy, and the bridge humbucker uncorks a meaty midrange that really growls and snarls. You could play almost anything on this guitar, from old-school and modern metal to classic rock to jazz and beyond. For some, there may not be enough snap for country, and while the coil-tap does thin out the tone nicely, it doesn’t really give up those vibey, clucky, and hollow single-coil sounds. Even so, the Tempest is a versatile machine that is a delight to play—and that joy will likely increase every time you remember you shelled out way under $600 for this stunner.

gp0710_gearschec_0706CONTACT Schecter Guitars, schecterguitars.com

PRICE $799 retail/$549 street

NUTWIDTH 1 11/16"

NECK 24 3/4" 3-piece set mahogany with Ultra Access neck joint

FRETBOARD Rosewood

FRETS 22 medium

BODY Mahogany

PICKUPS Duncan Designed HB-101n (neck) and HB-102b (brid...

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