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Schecter Synyster Gates Custom-S Electric Guitar, Black and Gold

With a Sustainiac pickup in the neck, Seymour Duncan Invader humbucker in the bridge, and a Floyd Rose tremolo, this pinstriped Schecter is a shred machine. (4) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Schecter Synyster Gates Black and Gold

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
3-piece mahogany neck Stable and strong; withstands the test of time
Sustainiac driver/pickup Infinite sustain and/or feedback generation
Ebony fretboard Delivers strong high-midrange and crisp treble
Seymour Duncan Custom Invader pickups Meaty, aggressive tone perfect for heavy genres

Schecter's Metal Machine with Unstoppable Sustain

Shredders and metalheads take note: the Synyster Gates Custom-S electric guitar by Schecter Guitar Research packs a mean metal masher with nearly infinite sustain in a seductively sleek solidbody electric guitar. Designed specifically for Synyster Gates, aka Syn, of the band Avenged Sevenfold, the Synyster Gates Custom-S is a dream come true for any headbanger.

Sleek Solid Body Design

The Custom-S features a mahogany body for rich sustain, while keeping the instrument lightweight. The neck is also made of mahogany, with a robust three-piece design to help keep it true through years of heavy gigging. The fingerboard is made of ebony for stylish look fit for any metal guitar, while providing a crisper, more percussive attack than you'd get with other, traditional fretboard materials. And what's more, the neck's Ultra Access design features a recessed and smoothed heel, allowing for easy access to all 24 jumbo frets.

Heavy Metal Hardware

A few key pieces of hardware are sure to come in handy when shredding on the Custom-S. It's equipped with a Sustainiac Driver which stimulates active vibration for improved sustain. It's got Grover Rotomatics tuners with 18:1 gear ratio, which allow for more precise tuning and stability while bending -- great for tracks that require half step tunings. And if course, you've got a genuine Floyd Rose tremolo at the bridge for when finger-bending just isn't enough.

Sustainiac Driver for Infinite Sustain

The Sustainiac Driver provides controlled feedback for a truly 21st-century twist on this metal machine. When active, the Sustainiac circuit amplifies the pickup signal and feeds it into the Sustainiac Driver, which converts this signal into vibrational energy. This vibrational energy feeds back into the string, much like what happens when you play in front of a loud amp, allowing for screeching feedback and unending sustain with the flip of a switch. Two mini switches are provided for controlling the Sustainiac Driver, an on/off switch and a normal/mix/harmonic switch which allows you to manipulate the harmonics of your controlled sustain.

Features:

- Signature instrument of Avenged Sevenfold's guitarist Synyster Gates, aka Syn
- Mahogany body with black and metallic pinstriped finish
- Three-piece mahogany neck with Ultra Access neck heel profile
- Ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets for a dark, sleek look
- "SYN" and Death Bat inlays in the fingerboard
- Sustainiac Driver provides vibrational energy to stimulate virtually infinite sustain
- Seymour Duncan Custom Syn Invader Humbucker in the bridge position
- Sustainiac Humbucker in the neck position
- Volume knob, tone knob, and 3-way pickup selector toggle switch
- On/off and normal/mix/harmonic mini switches for controlling the Sustainiac Driver
- Grover Rotomatics tuners with 18:1 gear ratio for finer tuning and greater stability
- Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo bridge

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Specifications

- Construction: Set Neck with Ultra Access
- Available Bodies: - Mahogany
- Neck: 3-piece Mahogany
- Finger Board: Ebony
- Frets: 24X Jumbo
- Inlay: "SYN" with "Death Bat"
- Bindings: Black
- Tuners: Grover
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan Invader/ Sustainiac(R)
- Electronics: Volume/Tone/3-Way Toggle (pickups)/ On-Off Mini Toggle/ 3-Way Normal-Mix-Harmonic Mode Mini Toggle
- Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000 Series
- Scale: 25.5 in.
- Hardware: Black
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Black and Gold
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 319
Blemished, Black and Gold
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 319
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-660-6621

Product Description

The Schecter Synyster Gates Custom-S has all of the Syn Custom upgrade features, from the killer pinstripe graphics, to the Floyd Rose Original 1000 locking tremolo. There's a custom Seymour Duncan Invader humbucker in the bridge only on this one, as the Custom-S is loaded with Syn's self-dubbed 'secret weapon' Sustainiac System. Two mini toggles are added to control the Stealth Pro's On/Off as well as the Harmonic Mode.

Grover Rotomatics Tuners

The original Rotomatic with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination.

Ebony Fingerboard

Ebony has a snappy, crisp attack with the density of maple, but with more brittle grains, oilier pores, and a stronger fundamental tone than maple. It has a tremendous amount of percussive overtones in the pick attack, that mute out shortly thereafter to foster great, long, sustain.

Seymour Duncan Invader / Sustainiac Pickups

Invader- Designed for the heaviest tones a passive pickup can produce. A combination of three ceramic magnets, over-wound coils and twelve cap screws make the Invader an electrifying force of energy. Sustainiac- This Driver/Pickup produces beautiful humbucker tones when Sustain switch is off, and works as the Sustainiac Driver when switched On. The Sustainiac Driver creates an infinite feedback sustain of string vibrations by electromagnetic feedback. Bridge pickup is selected when Driver is on.

3-Piece Mahogany Neck

Made with 3 pieces of mahogany for extra stability. 3 piece necks can withstand the test of time. Where standard necks may show aging defects from temperature and moisture changes throughout the years, the 3 piece neck will stay nice and straight for a lifetime of playability.

Sustainiac Functions

The 'Secret Weapon' for controlled feedback and infinite sustain. First, the pickup signal is processed by the Sustainiac circuit, and then connected to the Sustainiac Driver. The Driver turns the amplified note into vibrational energy. This vibrational energy is then fed back into the strings for infinite sustain. This string vibration is similar to playing in front of a loud amp.

Sustainiac Mini Switches

On/Off Switch: This turns on/off the Sustainiac driver. Normal/Mix/Harmonic Switch: Normal Mode- String vibration will continue to ring natural fundamental note. Mix Mode- Some frets yield fundamentals, while others yield harmonics. Notes below the 12th fret will mostly morph into 2nd or 3rd harmonics. Harmonic Mode- Sustained notes morph into a high 5th or 7th harmonic vibration.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Best Piece of Ebony on the planet"
Overall: On first glance this is one of the coolest looking guitars I had ever seen. I was looking for a sustaniac pickup to add to one of my SG’s when I found this guitar. When the guitar came I realized to play lead my way, I would have to adjust things. After lowering the strings and re-intonating the guitar and after a few weeks practice getting used to the neck, I found it plays like a dream for lead guitar with all bends on every fret perfect. The ebony necks is friction free and find I have to stop myself from playing long leads as you just want to play and play. Its tone without the Sustaniac is outstanding for the blues, rock or metal depending on the amp. The sustaniac worked perfect for the part I was recording and must opine this guitar is a steal at its low list price. I pulled out my ES355 TDSV (Mint State with Ivory F holes) and Les Paul Custom (SG ) to compare the ebony and must opine if Schechter put their name on the head stock with inlays, this guitar should cost well over 2 grand. Also minor height adjustments on the pickups changes the tone so I lowered the sustaniac and raised the Seymour Duncon which reduced the treble to the exact tone I was looking for. I have never had a guitar which could make such a difference in tone with such adjusting. It’s a steal, loved adding it to my collection, (Roger McGuin Signature Rick etc.) and have not put it down for all intent and purposes since I purchased it over a month ago. Happy Rockin.
Style of Music: Blues, Rock, Metal, Pop and Classical
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Overall: This guitar simply blew my expectations away, considering I also have the white with gold pin stripes SYN Custom. It does what you cant do without the sustainiac, which is brilliant! It was set up perfectly out of the box, and the only thing I did was retune to drop D. The only I dont like is that bends fret out on the frets closer to the neck pickup, but I am a rythym player, so I seldom go that far down the fret board anyway. All in all, this is by far the best sounding out of the 7 electric guitars that I have, which include an Ibenez RGT 42 Necthru with Seymour Duncan Blackouts, white and gold Syn Custom, Dean V, Jackson DK2, Jackson RR V,
Style of Music: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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