Schecter Tempest Standard Hays KS
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Shawnee Mission, KS
Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, DJ Equipment
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano
Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
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Instrument Repair Information
Our four luthiers handle everything from simple repairs to extensive restoration work and appraisals. If it can be fixed, we can do it, and do it exceptionally well.
Our website at www.massstreetmusic.com is open 24/7
Our regular store hours, in Lawrence, Kansas are:
M-F 10am - 6pm
Sat. 10am - 5pm
Repair shop is open to the public:
M-F 2pm - 6pm
Sat. 10am - 5 pm and by appointment.
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. 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.
CONTACT 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
FRETS 22 medium
PICKUPS Duncan Designed HB-101n (neck) and HB-102b (brid...