I can't put into words how wonderful the Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR guitar is. Schecter, if you have never heard of before, is a guitar company that is located in Southern California. They are gaining in reputation FAST and make very high quality instruments at extremely competitive prices. I had no idea of this when I wanted to try a couple of Schecters out but when I went to a local guitar center, the manager tells me that he can't keep them on the shelves.
He does point out to me that he has a white Hellraiser 2008 model at the top of the store where no one can get their hands on it. I asked him if I could play it and I immediately fell in love. This guitar has the construction, sound, and feel of a guitar worth thousands more. The Hellraiser C-1 FR comes with active EMG pickups with COIL TAP (which allows for that twangy Fender type sound) and also a Floyd Rose bridge. It produces massive distortion but is capable of a very nice clean tone as well. You can get fat/warm tones or clean/highs along with that crushing distortion that some kids today covet.
I can't tell you how great a product Schecter makes. They are top notch at prices that blow your mind. Not only are they easy to look at, they perform with the best of them. The Hellraiser is definitely a model you want to look at if you want the upmost versatility. I can't believe I only paid 700 for it because it retails for 1200!! They had the incorrect price tag and I was able to haggle and keep it at the incorrect price :).