Schecter Tempest Standard Lynn Haven 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.

Awesome Music Factory
(850) 769-0900
910 Ohio Ave
Lynn Haven, FL

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Tadlock Piano & Organ Co
(850) 763-0765
1328 W 15Th St
Panama City, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral

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Leitz Music Co Inc
(850) 769-0111
508 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
Store Information
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
2 Guitar Techs
1 Luthier
Hours
9:00AM - 6:00PM M-F
9:00AM - 5:00PM Sat

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Beach Music
(850) 234-1919
7151 W Highway 98
Panama City Beach, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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A Beat Better Inc.
(850) 769-2486
19 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL
 
Playground Music Ctr Inc
(850) 785-1355
27 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion

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B&H Music
(850) 769-2486
19 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Dynamic Prosound Lighting
(850) 872-1686
2904 E Highway 98
Panama City, FL

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Leitz Music Inc
(850) 769-0111
508 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL
 
Florida Music Co.
(727) 234-0110
2710 Alt 19 Ste 304
Palm Harbor, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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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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