Limited time offer: Save up to 15% off with code: "MEMORIAL" Shop Now >>
Looking for Coupons?Call us 800-449-9128 Hablamos Español  
MF MD HG01 Memorial Day Call & Save 05-22-17
Top Rated
Boss Logo
SKU 
J22415 000000000

Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer 

  • Write a Review

Grab your favorite axe and dive into an extraordinary world of sound creation with the SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer. The SY-300 can be used with all you...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $6990.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 5,592 reward points.

Special Financing Offer
$20/month for 36 months
Musician's Friend Platinum Card

0% Interest for 36 Months*. 36 Equal Monthly Payments required. Valid through  05/31/2017
Get DetailsAbout Special Financing Offers

See All Boss Harmonizer & Octave Effects Pedals
OVERVIEW

Explore the unknown dimensions of sound.

Grab your favorite axe and dive into an extraordinary world of sound creation with the SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer. The SY-300 can be used with all your guitars right away, with no special pickup required”just plug into the standard 1/4-inch jack and play! Thanks to revolutionary new BOSS technology, youre able to explore fat, analog-style polyphonic synth sounds with zero latency, seamlessly extending the natural expressiveness and familiar feel of your own instrument. In addition, you can shape your normal guitar with the synths filters, amps, and LFOs to create all sorts of cool sounds never heard before. From unique lead textures to rich, evocative soundscapes, the SY-300 brings untapped dimensions of inspiration and creativity to your music.

FEATURES
  • Plug into the standard 1/4-inch jack and play rich and expressive polyphonic synth tones with any
  • guitar
  • Completely latency-free playing feel directly connects your hands with the sound
  • Three simultaneous synth sections and four effects processors enable rich, dynamic, and diverse sound
  • creation
  • Shape your normal guitar tone with synth filters, amplifiers, and LFOs to create all-new sounds
  • Graphic LCD display, three assignable footswitches, and dedicated on/off footswitch
  • 70 ready-to-play preset patches and 99 user patches for storing custom sounds
  • Create and archive sounds on your computer with the BOSS Tone Studio editor/librarian and
  • download new sounds at BOSS Tone Central

Order today!

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
BossSY-300 Guitar Synthesizer
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (12)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Good selection of effects (9)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Compact (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Performances (8)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (6)

Reviewed by 13 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FINALLY!!! the first TRUE guitar synthesizer!

By gitrslinger

from Alameda California

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Live performance
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

My name is William Taylor Prichard author of "Open Tunings for Jazz Guitar Improvisation"
First off , I've owned every guitar synth ever made by Roland... and have had a love hate relationship with everyone. They are all great tools in the studio...and for the most part I haven't needed to hire keyboard players for years. However, they are all quirky...and almost every patch must be "coddled" by applying technique that it can handle before you can record a "non glitch " pass with it.
Personally, the tracking has been very manageable for the last 6 generations...its not latency thats a problem,
it's the "after touch"... releasing a note without a little "pig squeal" or "chirp" of a note that you didn't play.
Also...with the exception of the old Gr-300 and Gr-700..all the recent models since the late 80's have been
"sample players"...not real synthesizers with real "oscillators".
All that has changed! no triggered samples ,no hex pickup, ZERO latency and ZERO aftertouch issues.
This puppy takes your favorite guitar, just the way it is with a regular cable to input...and juices it through 3
oscillators! Each one has its own menu of all the boss effects to apply individually...and a master effect menu that can be applied to all 3 on the main outs!
In a lot of ways, its closer to playing thru your favorite overdrive or efx pedal. plug in and start twisting knobs
in real time and hear the difference! Now , keep in mind that oscillators are very complex critters.
Think of the principles behind a complex high end studio compressor... there's a lot of knobs and they all effect one another and interact. It takes a little time to understand the whole concept, but once you do it can produce dramatic results! So to with the SY-300. its got a lot of great presets, and thats always the best place to start tweaking. the manual is clear and concise. and you don't even have to open it, before you plug in and start having fun! bottom line ... IT ROCKS

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally a guitar synth that works!

By Zach

from Kansas City

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Ture Synth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

    This is the best guitar synth on the market. Zero Latency, Tracks every note with no hick ups, and you don't need to install anything on your guitar (also works on Bass)! Thank you to Roland for making my favorite product this year!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Freedom from the Cable

    By GuitAirForce

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Construction
    • Ease of Use
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Range
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording
      • Rehearsal
      • Rhythm
      • Solos

      Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

      I am a fan of the Roland GR-55, and had resigned my self to using one guitar with the GK-3 pickup. Making sure I nor my band mates trod on the 13-pin cable was quite exhausting. I saw the literature on the SY-300 and thought, "No way could this track with out modifications." WRONG!!!! Right out the box, this baby wailed. So far I've only used the presets and pre-loaded user patches. They have been more than enough to wow audiences and some of my band mates (the Keyboard Player has not given a blessing, lmbo). Not having experience programming a true synthesizer, I can't say whether or not this pedal is lacking. But for now, it kicks a..!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Boss SY-300

      By Mark C

      from Cleveland, Oh

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

        I agree with the other reviews. Fantastic! And try plugging a keyboard into it...

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Boss is the Boss

        By pand

        from Nowata, ok 74048

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

          I don't have to wreck my guitar by adding something to it to make a synth work. Just plug it in and start jam,omg/.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Just getting to know it but i foresee great potential

          By Rupert

          from Tulsa Oklahoma

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Preset patches are many times redundant

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

          Only have used it for 1 week and i'm a little intimidated about creating my own patches. The presets seem heavy on distorted metal sounds that I will rarely use. The ones that I plan to use are fantastic. I see great potential with this guitar synth for me, as discover more. The number of preset patches that i'm becoming comfortable with is growing daily. There is a lot of variance in the power or volume of these different presets but the unit has incredible power and can easily be increased or decreased.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SY-300

          By Mark C

          from Cleveland, Oh

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Everything

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

              Gets better every time I turn it on!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic!

              By Jerryfie

              from Montreal Canada

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

                I've been using Roland guitar synths for a few generations since the GR-1 and I now own a GR-55 which I really like, especially the V section, and I've been given the opportunity to test this new synth for Roland Canada. I must say I love the freedom of just one guitar cable! And the tracking is immediate and tight - it follows your every feel, bend, attack, harmonics even and the sound changes between pickups too. I've owned Moogs so this synth is super easy to program especially when using the Boss Tone Studio, but it has all the added effects that a guitarist is used to and many ways of chaining it all together. I'm new at this one but already it feels like an old friend! I will definitely buy it off Roland when the tryout period expires.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A remarkable device

                By Mr. Midi Guitar

                from Parker, CO

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

                  Great Guitar synthesizer. Fabulous sound, particularly, the Organ based effects and the GR300 style lead tones. I use it in parallel with a Roland GR-55 and a BOSS GP-10 from the "Guitar Out" Jack of the GR-55. A product which is a long time coming. This pedal has ZERO latency and it's chief attraction is that it can be played with a real organic feel. You really can use your own guitar technique and it responds to everything-picking, harmonics, the works! Many of the presets are of no use to me, but no matter has I like to edit my own sounds. The editing is quite versatile and relatively easy. A little noisy on some patches but, overall, a great addition to my effects arsenal.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Synth Very Nice for the Guitar!

                  By Mike

                  from Amarillo

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                  • Getting past the factory presets

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

                  I have it on a sliding rack in my studio- and I use the Line out on Helix , or just straight in from the guitar to feed the SY-300 input. There IS an editor and a nice one you can download from Boss for this, and once you start playing and learning (its not that hard) with that, this is when the SY300 starts to really SHINE bright tone wise. The factory settings are ok, but are mainly designed to "show-off" what the SY-300 can do. It has Main outs (I use the mono side for return back to Helix) and "Sub-Outs" (I use these for inputs to my Apollo interface), and its very well ported for many other hookups. And, the important thing is there is 0 latency while playing- ZERO!!!

                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                  Back to top

                  Previous | Next »

                  You are changing the Ship-To country.

                  Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.