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Schecter Tempest Standard Selma CA

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.

Garners Music
(559) 638-2294
1147 G St
Reedley, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Spitzer Music
(559) 224-5277
3821 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA

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Wings Guitar Products
(408) 225-2162
55 E Gettysburg Ave
Fresno, CA

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Bentleys Drum Shop
(559) 222-5011
1503 E Shields Ave
Fresno, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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Spitzers Sound Stage
(559) 233-6531
3821 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Whites Music Center
(559) 582-7275
415 W Lacey Blvd
Hanford, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Fresno Piano
(559) 226-0793
4254 N Fresno St
Fresno, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard

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Okie Brothers' Sound
(559) 445-0800
2044 N Farris Ave
Fresno, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Recording Equipment

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Clovis Music Ctr
(559) 298-4400
328 Pollasky Ave
Clovis, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Print Music

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American Music Co
(559) 221-0233
2597 E Ashlan Ave
Fresno, CA
 
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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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