Schecter Synyster Gates Custom S Electric Guitar

With a host of upgrades like glow-in-the-dark fretboard side dots and contoured body, plus US-wound Custom pickups, the Syn Gates Custom S rocks any gig.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Floyd Rose 1500 series tremolo Smooth and stable whammy work
Grover tuners Fantastic stability and reliability
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain

The Schecter Synyster Gates Custom is the very same signature axe as seen on stage and in the studio with Avenged Sevenfold -- a band responsible for bringing shredding guitar solos back onto mainstream radio. Guitar World Magazine even placed the fleet-fingered Synyster in the Top 50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time, citing such influences as Django Reinhardt and Dimebag Darrell. Now you can get the same Schecter that Synyster himself uses to record and perform your favorite A7X songs. This all-mahogany brute delivers punishing power thanks to the extra-hot Synyster Gates USA Custom humbuckers, while its set-neck construction lengthens sustain, and the Schecter-exclusive Floyd Rose 1500 bridge squeals like a bleeding demon.

Looks That Kill

The Schecter Synyster Custom is a well-sharpened axe with enough cutting tone to please even the most demanding shredsman. Featuring a set Mahogany neck with a familiar Fender-esque 25 1/2-inch scale length carefully set into a mahogany body, the Synyster Custom's neck at once feels comfortable and fast. The fun doesn't stop there because, true to form, Mr. Gates tricked the 24-fret ebony fretboard out with glow-in-the-dark side-dot position markers and those super-custom, super-cool inlays. You strap the Schecter Synyster Custom on and there's no mistaking that you mean business, and business is good.

Synyster's Own Signature US-wound Schecter Custom Shop Pickups

If you haven't picked up on it by now, every little feature on the read more Schecter Synyster Custom has been given the Custom treatment, and the pickups are no exception. You'll find a pair of Syn's custom humbuckers in the bridge and neck position. These powerful ceramic pickups are perfect for delivering the hard-edged style of rock and metal that A7X have built their career on, all controlled by a volume pot, tone pot, and 3-way selector switch. Couple that with a Floyd Rose vibrato and locking nut system, and the Schecter Synyster Custom is capable of nuclear reactor dive bombs and the speediest of palm-muted chunk fests with nary a worry of tuning instability.


- Synyster Gates' signature Schecter guitar
- Ergonomic contours for comfort
- Glow-in-the-dark side dot position markers
- Floyd Rose 1500 tremolo bridge
- Syn's signature Schecter Custom Shop pickups
- Grover tuners
- Ebony fretboard
- Mahogany body
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- Model Name: Synyster Custom-S
- Country of Origin: South Korea
- Dexterity: Right Handed
- Construction: Set-Neck w/Ultra Access
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Pinstripe
- Top Contour: Flat Top
- Neck Material: Mahogany 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
- Fretboard Material: Ebony
- Inlays: Pearloid 'Syn' w/Death Bat at 12th Fre
- Binding: Black 1-ply
- 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)
- Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ 5/32” (4mm) Allen Nut
- Bridge Pickup: Schecter USA Synyster Gates Signature Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: Sustainiac
- Sustainiac: Sustainiac OEM SYN
- Battery Compartment: 9-volt Clip-in Battery Compartment
- Controls: Volume/Tone/3-Way (Pickup) Switch/2-Way On-Off Sustainiac Switch/3-Way Sustainiac Mode Switch (Fundamental-Mix-Harmonic)
- Hardware Color: Black Model 1741
- Hardware Color: Gold Model 1742 & 1743
- Bridge: Floyd Rose 1500 Series
- Tuners: Grover Rotomatic 18:1
- Knobs: Metal Knurled w/ Set Screw
- Strings: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky #2221 (.010-.046)
- Case: SGR-2A "Case Sold Separately"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black with Gold Stripes
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1742
Black with Silver Stripes, 1741
Shipping Weight: 14.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1741
Satin Goldburst
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1743

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-660-6621

Schecter Synyster Gates Custom S Guitar

Never one to stand still, after over a decade of playing his Schecter Synyster Gates Custom signature guitar all around the world, Synyster Gates had collected a few ideas about how to make it even better; The new, upgraded Schecter Synyster Custom guitar is the culmination of this effort. Updated appointments include new ergonomic contours for increased comfort over long sets, glow-in-the-dark side-dot position markers to light your way on the darkest stages, and an upgrade to the Floyd Rose 1500 bridge system for precision dive-bombing pleasure. Not stopping there, the guitar also comes installed with Synyster's own signature US-wound Schecter Custom Shop pickup set; Utilizing three precision-milled Ceramic 8 magnets, Syn's new powerhouse pickup pushes almost 18k DCR while retaining incredible detail and dynamic response, and is hand-potted to eliminate squeal and feedback, even at ungodly volumes. Complete with Syn's personal stylistic touches, the end result is an axe tailor-made for unleashing global sonic mayhem.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted January 9, 2019 by Justin Fox in Elizabaethtown, KY


Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I purchased this SYN Gates Customer S guitar in silver last year. I've played it with many shows. I get nothing but compliments. I've never had such a well made, perfect sounding guitar in my life! I had a hard to choosing between silver and gold. I purchased the silver one. Opened it up, and laid in the floor next to it, as if I was in some kind of fairy tale. It was in perfect tune straight out of the box. I did minor adjustments to the bridge s I like low action. When I plugged it in and hit the first chord. My soul smiled, and my heart melted into the guitar. So, I picked up the phone, and called in to order the gold one 2 weeks after getting the silver one. The gold is my favorite. Her name is Luci. I ordered the customer cases as well for both of them. Its an absolute perfect fit for the guitars!!! Then I ordered the acoustic SYN model with silver stripes. Its also an amazing sounding piece of art. When you plug it in...... It sounds like a million dollar guitar!!! is the only place I make my musical instrument purchases. The most loyal, sweetest, caring customer service in the music industry. I talk to them frequently, they're like family to me. If you're looking to purchase one of there bad ass guitars. Do it now!!!! They don't disappoint. Neither does ZZOUNDS. I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS AT ZZOUNDS!!!! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING

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Playing music for 15 years I play in bands, at home.

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