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Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar  

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The all-wood Steinberger.

The Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro is an electric guitar that takes its innovative shape, hardware, and construction from its composite cousins, but uses solid wood to achieve outstanding sustain, exceptional tonal response and a bright, clear sound.

The Spirit guitar features "neck-thru" construction. The neck is solid maple and extends completely through the body. Maple wings on either side complete the Spirit GT-Pro guitar's body. Includes gig bag.

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FEATURES
  • Body Wood: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25 - 1/2"
  • Neck Joint: Thru-Neck
  • Neck Wood: Hard Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: C-Shape
  • Frets: 24
  • Nut Width: 1 - 5/8"
  • Fretboard Radius: 14
  • Bridge: 40: 1 Direct Drive R-Trem Tremolo
  • Pickup Bridge: Steinberger Guitar Humbucker
  • Pickup Middle: Steinberger Guitar Single-Coil
  • Pickup Neck: Steinberger Guitar Humbucker
  • Controls: Volume/Tone
  • Tuners: 40: 1 Direct-Drive
  • Hardware color: Black
  • Pickup selector: 5-Way
  • Finish: Polyurethane
  • Includes gig bag

The most affordable Steinberger on the market today -- catch the Steinberger Spirit!

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SteinbergerSpirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

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    (34)

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    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a deal!

The features, quality, and sound of this guitar make it a real deal at this price.
I gave this a 10 simply because the features it has at this price point is pretty...Read complete review

The features, quality, and sound of this guitar make it a real deal at this price.
I gave this a 10 simply because the features it has at this price point is pretty incredible in a quality instrument. This isn't some entry-level-quality guitar. Good sounding H-S-M pickups AND a useable locking trem at this price is enough, but coupled with the small size, light weight, neck-through construction is irresistable.

The neck is wonderful. It is considerably wider and flatter than I'm used to, but the frets are excellent, and well-dressed. The finish seems to be a fairly thick poly. There's no wood grain showing, but it will be a care-free and durable finish.

The electronics are solid, although the location of the controls is going to take some getting used to, especially if you are a palm-muter. This is simply a design issue, that, given the size of the body, seems to be a moot point. The pickups and controls are also dead quiet, even the single coil, which surprised me.
I was unsure how to rate "quality" on this because I asked myself "does this have the absolute best of every item," and the answer of course, is no. But it's also priced at only $400. I the pickups aren't quite a full and rich sounding as Gibson Burstbucker Pros. Of course, a pair of Bursbuckers would cost almost what this entire guitar sells for. Also, this guitar doesn't strive to sound like a Les Paul. Sound wise, it seems to be somewhere between an SG and an Ibanez.

The fit and finish are excellent. There is no "oddness" or blems anywhere. The setup out of the box was, however, horrible. 10 minutes with a tuner and the included allen wrench cured that problem, and it's remained rock solid ever since, even through some fairly energetic trem activity. Due to the design, tuning is extremely stable.

The gig bag, while adequate, is pretty lame. Not much padding is included, and the zippers seem like they won't last too many years.
Unlike many other guitars in this price range, this one really stands out. It not only sounds good, it's rock solid, well-built, and just happens to be really fun and easy to play sitting on the couch.

And, for those who compare this to other "travel guitars," I will note that the difference between them and this, is that this one is a REAL guitar, and is quite capable of being gigged with. It's not some bizarre cut-down skeleton that compromises on sound. It's a full-fledged rocker, that just happens to be small, comfortable, and light weight.

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Sent it back 45 minutes after I recieved it

I had the same problem as the previous reviewer- the bridge is mounted so poorly that it was grinding against the body. I own another Steinberger Spirit, and this guitar is worlds different....Read complete review

I had the same problem as the previous reviewer- the bridge is mounted so poorly that it was grinding against the body. I own another Steinberger Spirit, and this guitar is worlds different. The neck is thick, REALLY thick! Also, take a really good look at the volume knob, the picture is innaccurate. Mine had the knob nearly touching the bridge pickup ring. You WILL beat your right hand to death on the volume knob. An interesting idea, not at all practical. This guitar used to be availible at another website, only there it was 25% cheaper! If you order this, you will soon wish you hadnt!

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5.0

This guitar is awesome!

By headless guitar man

from Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Awesome Sustain
  • Great Player
  • Not Just For Travel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • My Main Axe

    Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    My main guitar. Great build quality. Sounds great. Plays awesome. Alot of people snicker at my using this guitar but, it works for me. Not for everyone I guess. Most reviews say the pickups are bad, mine sound good to me. The output is medium and I prefer that. They are dead quiet. Didn't need to do much at all. Out of the box it was set up great. The gigbag it comes with is definitely not great. I will be upgrading to a better one. That, to me, is the only less than desirable. Everything else is awesome for the money it costs. I'm thankful this was a return to Musicians Friend cuz I got a great open box special price on it. Cheers!

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    5.0

    Better than expectations

    By FreddyVH

    from Charlottsville, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      I bought this to have a guitar to practice while traveling at work. It is excellent in that role. I had to tweek the truss rod a bit and lower the action to get it to my liking. It plays as well as other guitars I have that are 3 times the price. I replaced the string holder on the head to be able to use any kind of string rather than the double ball ended stings. Ernie Ball Stings on the guitar make a very big improvement in the sound and now I can get strings anywhere. The only thing I see that needs help is the tremolo system. It certainly works but not as good as a Floyd Rose. I keep it locked most of the time. The locking system is solid. Too bad the original Stienberger system from the 80's wasn't in its place, I'd pay much more for the guitar! But overall I am very happy with this guitar it does what I want it to. The gig bag it comes with is great and it makes a very compact travel guitar. And the price, I think it is a great value.

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      5.0

      Great Travel Guitar

      By Vern-jZSWU

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Travel With
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Stays in tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        This was purchased as a travel guitar for it's small size, but it is a great instrument in it's own right. The neck is solid and it stays in tune well. It's easy to adjust the bridge for low action. The guitar arrived in perfect condition and needed little in the way of actual set-up. I would recommend the Spirit GT-Pro to friends without hesitation. Money well spent.

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        5.0

        Money well spent

        By REJJ

        from Amite La.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

          I love my Steinberger, money well spent. I can`t put it down lol

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          5.0

          good inexpensive guitar

          By wink462

          from santa rosa Ca

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

              great inexpensive guitar. stays in tune and intonation seems close out of the box. fun to play. I bought it for travel and practice in small rooms. the flatish fret board is the only draw back for me but some may like that.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Remarkable Instrument!

              By Alibaba

              from West Orange NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                I've been playing for about 50 years and have accumulated many guitars over these years. Got a few snickers from other musician friends when I broke it out. Then I plugged it in! Tons of comments followed. All positive! No ones laughing now!!!

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                5.0

                Amazing. little package.

                By andrewibanez

                from Long Island New York

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                  I would highly reccomend this product to anyone. Inexpensive enough for the beginner, and all the quality and bells and whistles for the pro. I love it.

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                  5.0

                  Great Guitar !

                  By JerryLive

                  from Bishop, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful finish
                  • Excellent Travel Guitar
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • Volume Knob Poorly Placed

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                  Jet Black deep finish that would make Mercedes envious. All black hardware gives the guitar a modern, elegant look. Pickups played through studio monitors are neutral, with no quack, making effects do what they are supposed to. Too many pickups, as there is no place to pick except over a pickup. I will remove the single. Volume knob falls under my hand when picking which can change volume. Excellent fold out arm, when used with a straight jack cable, cradles your leg when sitting. Guitar will stand up against a wall without falling over sideways! I love it.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very well setup piece and fun to play

                  By Conny fernz

                  from Dubai

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Nice Feel Good Action
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • Poor Pick Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                  An amazing guitar to play with it has good action only drawbacks is low output on the
                  Stock pickups .pro feeling fretboard close to les paul studio.. Just trying to figure out
                  What pickups to install as im used to playing on les paul and ibanez prestige guitars..

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solid build and excellent playability

                  By Shredderroy

                  from New York

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Near-perfect Finish
                  • Sturdily Built

                  Cons

                  • Pickup Quality Average

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                  The construction of this guitar is very good. Adjustments are very easy to make. The instrument is very comfortable to play--see the first complaint below for one exception--and stays in tune very well.

                  The GT Pro is also quite good looking. Until recently, I had never seen much beauty in anything other than the classic symmetry of the Stratocaster's double cutaway. But after owing this guitar for a few weeks, I find myself appreciating its very different looks.

                  As others have already noted, the GT Pro is very easy to carry around. In addition to its small size, it is extremely light.

                  There are two complaints that I have with this guitar:

                  1. The middle pick-up really interferes with my alternate picking

                  I also own a Fender Stratocaster, with three single-coil pickups. The larger physical size of Fender allows the pickups have ample space between them. So I have never felt hampered in my alternate picking. On this GT Pro, the pickups are a little more crowded, and the middle pickup sits right below where my pick naturally positions itself. In consideration of point 2 below, I think the middle pickup should be removed entirely. It really serves no discernible purpose.

                  2. The pickups are of rather low quality

                  This is the main complaint. If you can swap them out for something else, I can imagine this instrument being at least as good as any American-made Fender or Gibson.

                  Still, I am giving it a five-star rating, since at this price there might still be room in one's budget for an extra set of pickups.

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