Schecter Tempest Standard Torrington CT

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.

Barking Dog Guitar Traders
(203) 592-0280
83 Main St
Torrington, CT
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Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Beyer Music
(860) 496-1289
449 Main St
Torrington, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Recording Equipment, Print Music
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Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Piano and Organ Repair.
Hours
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10:00AM-5:30PM
Wednesday - 10:00AM-5:30PM
Thursday - 10:00AM-5:30PM
Friday - 10:00AM-5:30PM
Saturday - 10:00AM-4:00PM
Other hours available by appointment.

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Dons Music
(860) 582-7557
785 Terryville Ave
Bristol, CT

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Valley Music
(860) 678-9250
176 W Main St
Avon, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Martocchio Music
(860) 676-0085
136 Simsbury Rd
Avon, CT
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music Shop,The
(860) 482-9047
14 Mcdermott Ave
Torrington, CT
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Michael Lange Music Co
(860) 283-9342
14 Park St 4
Thomaston, CT
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Stellas Piano
(860) 589-6959
118 Mcintosh Dr
Bristol, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Music And Arts
(860) 676-0048
315 W Main St
Avon, CT

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(860) 583-7413
728 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT
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Print Music

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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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