Schecter Tempest Standard Englewood CO

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.

Acoustic Music Revival
(303) 744-1737
3445 S Broadway
Englewood, CO

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Music Works Inc
(303) 781-8299
Po Box 1471
Englewood, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Organs

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National Speaker & Sound
(303) 777-6400
1559 S Broadway
Denver, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Onofrio Piano Co
(303) 777-2636
1332 S Broadway
Denver, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Denver Folklore Ctr
(303) 777-4786
1893 S Pearl St
Denver, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Excalibur Guitars Ltd
(303) 761-3313
3106 W Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Elite Sound
(303) 781-6667
4231 S Natches Ct
Englewood, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Guitarville
(303) 722-1795
1875 S Broadway
Denver, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Kolacny Music
(303) 722-6081
1900 S Broadway
Denver, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
School Band, Jazz Band & Orchestra Instruments and Harps. Founded as a musical instrument repair shop in 1930.
Hours
Monday- Friday 9 t 6
Saturday 10 to 5
Sunday closed

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Guitar Center
(303) 759-9100
1585 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO
 
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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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