Schecter Tempest Standard Conway SC

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.

Chestnut Mandolins
(843) 248-5399
304 Main St
Conway, SC
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Mosby Guitars Inc
(843) 236-2457
6520 Highway 544
Myrtle Beach, SC
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Andy Owings Music Center
(843) 448-1508
2000 Coastal Grand Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
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Instrument Rental: Yes
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Lessons: Yes
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Piano Tuning and Restoration
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Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM

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Musicianzone, Llc
(800) 708-8556
161 Glenmoor Dr
Conway, SC
 
Star Music
(843) 448-2819
801 Broadway St
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Kingfrog Music
(843) 903-1311
2612 Corn Pile Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Beach Music Center
(843) 449-5948
4406 Pine Lake Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Grand Strand Piano Center, Llc
(843) 272-0904
10177 N Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Organs

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3Rd Ave Pawn
(843) 626-2935
303 Highway 15
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
McFadyen Music Co.
(843) 448-2819 , (843) 448-4910 (fax)
801 Broadway
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
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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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