Schecter Tempest Standard Oneonta NY

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.

Eighth Note Music
(607) 432-0344
10 South M St
Oneonta, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hms Music Supply
(607) 725-5572
435 Main St
Johnson City, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Print Music

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Guitar & Things
(718) 336-6595
1366 E 15Th St
Brooklyn, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Ithaca Drum Supply
(607) 564-7764
Po Box 39
Newfield, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Alex Musical Instr Inc
(212) 819-0070
165 W 48Th St
New York, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Walton Music House
(607) 865-5670
153 North Street
Walton, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
We repair band instruments, orchestra instruments and guitars.
Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30PM
Saturday morning 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Artist Pianos Ltd
(518) 783-1695
603 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Latham, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Ac Piano Craft
(212) 254-1840
4224 Orchard St
Long Island City, NY

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H F Eibert Stringed Instru
(315) 488-4115
4136 Howlett Hill Rd
Syracuse, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Orange County Piano Inc
(845) 343-5595
238 Wickham Ave
Middletown, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Organs

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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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