Synyster Gates is a modern guitar hero, pioneering the aggressive/melodic metal sound that has defined his band Avenged Sevenfold. The new for 2018 Synyster Custom model has a raft of premium features and refinements, suiting the most serious of shredders looking to attain his cutting-edge sound. With Gates' USA signature pickup in the bridge paired with a Sustainiac in the neck, a 1500 series Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo system and the ultra-modern Avenger body style, this guitar is built for performance!
A Mahogany body gives this guitar a substantial feel and weight, providing a darker tone with plenty of definition in the mid-range. Finished in Synyster Gates' renowned pinstripe design, this guitar will draw in lots of attention not just for its excellent tones but also for its elegant looks.
An 'ultra thin C' neck profile provides fantastic comfort and playability, enabling you to play fast Synyster-style runs almost effortlessly. A 3-piece Mahogany neck will stay super-solid over time, with its higher density less susceptible to warping from changes in humidity. Fitted with 24 extra-jumbo frets, your fingers will simply fly up and down the fretboard.
Hardware and Electronics:
The 1500 series Floyd Rose tremolo will ensure optimal tuning stability, even after the most brutal of divebombs and flutters. The USA Synyster Gates Signature bridge humbucker will deliver crushing and saturated tones when used with high amounts of gain, made for huge drop-tuned riffs. This super-hot pickup has exceptional bite and power, reacting well to your picking response and palm-muted playing in particular.
But the party piece of this guitar is its Sustainiac in the neck, giving endless sustain to notes. Operated with two small switches, allowing you to turn the sustain function on and off, the second switch can generate harmonic overtones to give you singing artificial feedback!
- Top Contour: Flat Top
- Dexterity: Right Handed
- Construction: Set-Neck w/Ultra Access
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Binding: Black 1-ply
- Bridge: Floyd Rose 1500 Series
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck Material: Mahogany 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
- Inlays: Pearloid 'Syn' w/Death Bat at 12th Fre
- Side Dot Markers: Glow in the Dark
- Scale: 25.5” (648mm)
- Neck Shape: Ultra Thin ‘C’
- Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .748” (19mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .787” (20mm)
- Frets: 24 X-Jumbo
- Fretboard Radius: 16” (406mm)
- Nut: Floyd Rose 1500 Series
- Nut Width: 1.625” (41.3mm)
- Tuners: Grover Rotomatic 18:1
- Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ 5/32” (4mm) Allen Nut
- Bridge Pickup: Schecter USA Synyster Gates Signature Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: Sustainiac®
- Controls: Volume/Tone/3-Way (Pickup) Switch/2-Way On-Off Sustainiac Switch/3-Way Sustainiac Mode Switch (Fundamental-Mix-Harmonic)
- Battery Compartment: 9-volt Clip-in Battery Compartment
- Hardware Color: Black
- Knobs: Metal Knurled w/ Set Screw
- Strings: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky #2221 (.010-.046)