"Awesome Guitar... $799 retail? You must be kidding?"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
I'd give it a 10 when it's not plugged in, but the pickups are a little bit on the generic side... the only place they cheesed. Add in a couple gibson pickups and you have one helluva guitar.
Bound body and neck, carved top, quality woods, and best of the guitar is set up with a push/pull tone pot that coil taps the pickups. You won't find this info on any website, but I have played this guitar and I have e-mailed Schecter customer service to be sure. Every version of the Tempest Custom comes with a coil tap as a standard feature... VERY COOOOL!
I was very surprised with the two different ones I played. Even though it's made in Korea it is finely made.
I got an e-mail response from a tech within 2 hours.
You can't beat it. Epiphone doesn't even come close.
Once I replace the pickups I will never sell this guitar.