Summary: I firmly believe that buying a better/different/new guitar wont make you a better player; but, buying a guitar that makes playing and practicing more fun, most definitely will improve your playing ability!
Excerpt: The sound of this monster is amazing. The EMGs (81TW/89) are very versatile and very responsive to pick attack. In split mode, they were surprisingly sweet sounding. It is advertised as a metal guitar, but can handle a broad range of styles.
Summary: I just got my Schecter Diamond Series Hellraiser C-1 today and this thing is a total beast. I could not be happier with this guitar. The action is perfect, the pickups are insane, and the locking tuners are gonna be great for keeping it in tune.
Excerpt: The sounds of this guitar is very good, seems able to achieve whatever you want based on your amp. The cleans are extremely clean, much more than I would have thought and it can handle all the distortion you pump through it.