Schecter Guitar Research Synyster Gates Special Left Handed Electric Guitar Black (Used)
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A Synster for sinistrals - a uniquely shaped body and loaded with outstanding features.
The Schecter Synyster Gates Special Left-Handed electric guitar features a Synyster styled mahogany body, a 3-piece set mahogany neck with an Ultra Access heel, and a 24-fret ebony fingerboard. It is equipped with Seymour Duncan Invader SH-8 humbuckers with coil-splitting, a Floyd Rose Original tremolo and locking nut, and Schecter tuners. Appointments include a Official Syn skull logo signature on back of the headstock and Custom Syn Skull dome knobs.
These high quality tuners feature a classic design in a lubricated and sealed housing to protect gears for a lifetime of maintenance free playability. Details include a 15:1 gear ratio for smooth and precise tuning, removable knobs, threaded hex peghead bushing, and a 10mm diameter peg hole.
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 Invaders SH-8 pickups
Designed for the heaviest tones a passive pickup can produce. The combination of three ceramic magnets, over-wound coils and twelve black oxide cap screws make the Invader an electrifying force of energy. The wide magnetic field pumps power into your amp with a totally heavy sound. A tone control push/pull switch activates coil-splitting for single-coil tones.
3-pc 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.
Synyster Signature and Skull Logo
Official Syn skull logo signature on back of (Devil) headstock.
Custom Syn Skull dome knobs
Volume and tone controls feature matching metal dome knobs with Syn's infamous skull 'n tophat logo.
Original Floyd Rose trem system
The Floyd Rose Tremolo System is used by more professionals throughout the world than any other. No copy can duplicate the patented double-locking design of the Floyd Rose Tremolo System that allows you to lock your guitar in tune at the nut and at the bridge. The Floyd Rose Tremolo System is engineered like no other tremolo system.
- Alignment: Left-handed
- Construction: Set neck w/ Ultra Access
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: 3-pc mahogany
- Finger Board: Ebony
- Frets: 24X jumbo
- Inlay: MOP Gothic Cross
- Bindings: White
- Tuners: Schecter
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan Invaders SH-8
- Electronics: Vol/Tone (coil-splitting)/3-way switch
- Available Bridges: - Original Floyd Rose
- Scale: 25.5"
Order today and open the Synyster Gates to a new guitar playing experience.
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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Synyster Gates Special Left Handed Electric Guitar:
To begin, as a left handed player, finding a decent guitar is often a lesson in futility. The big two, Fender and Gibson, make a couple of standard models, which play fine, and have a no frills approach, but if you want something more edgy, exotic, with active electronics, or a boutique bridge/trem system, you are out of luck.
I found salvation in Schecter when I got a Devil Custom as a gift from my wife. Since then, I have become an avid Schecter enthusiast. In my opinion, they are the only company that cares enough about left handed players to have a model in virtually every line they produce. The selections are wonderful. In addition, as a metal player, the advantages of having active, or hot-wound pickups, and trem systems like the original German made Floyd Rose are a breath of fresh air.
The Synyster Gates model is a very nicely made guitar. The action is low, but not buzzing low. The frets on the model I bought have the Crosses, which are flashy enough to look good onstage, but not too much for the purist. Pickups on this guitar are hot, and distorted, probably not ideal for a lot of clean playing. I got an ok clean sound, but in all honesty, prefer the active EMG's for this, and will most likely use this guitar for soloing, and heavy songs specifically.
I play slinky D'Addario EXL120's, and tune a half step down, so I required a setup locally for this to make sure everything was perfect. The tech commented on what a nice guitar this was right out of the box. N truss adjustment needed, and only slight tweaking to set up the bridge to my specs. the Floyd Rose original trem is included on this model, and I believe is worth it's weight in gold. Even with new strings at a light gauge, I am having no issue with intonation, even after hammering the trem as well as high squeals and bending...great locking system.
My only cons on this guitar would be the weight, a little on the heavy side compared to my Devil Custom, and the lack of body contouring. Once you get used to the contour routing, a flat shaped guitar does take a bit of playing to get used to... My final complaint is no case. This might seem petty, as alot of companies do not sell guitars with cases included, but for a lefty, modeled cases are impossible to find. Schecter does not even carry a molded case for this model, only a generic one, whereas the right handed model has a specific molded case. Now, I know it might not be as high of a build run for lefty cases, but adding a molded case for a guitar with this distinctive a shape seems like a no brainer to me...
All in all, an awesome addition to my arsenal. A guitar worth every penny, and one i will be using in addition with my other Schecter for years to come.