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Schecter Synyster Gates models

icontexto-webdev-social-bookmark-09tipdrop logofacebook481Synyster Gates is lead guitarist for Californian metal band Avenged Sevenfold. One of the 50 fastest guitarists in the world, he is also a long-time user of Schecter guitars.

While he used a Gibson Les Paul earlier in his career he has come to be associated with Schecters, and particularly the Avenger model.

The Schecter Avenger has been available since 2003 and has an elegant, swooping off-set body shape with two cutaways. It wasn’t a particularly well-known model but when Gates used one for Avenged Sevenfold’s 2005 breakthrough single Bat Country the Avenger has become associated with him.

However, Seize the Day, another single from the City of Evil album, has Gates playing a Custom Shop Avenger in the video during the song’s famous extended solo.

The guitar is black, with silver pinstripe graphics across the body and Gates’ signature “Death Bat” fretboard inlays. This became the basis for his signature model, which would be released in late 2008.

Gates’ signature Schecter is based on the standard Avenger shape, but features the aforementioned graphics and some subtle hardware modifications including Gates’ choice of pickups.

The guitar is available in the top-of-the-line £999 Custom trim or the £699 Standard version, which eschews some luxuries of the Custom version.

Schecter Synyster Custom

  • CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Set-Neck / 25.5″
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK/FINGERBOARD: 3-pc Mahogany
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo
  • INLAYS: ‘SYN’ w/ Death Bat @ 12th fret
  • PICKUPS: Seymour Duncan Custom Invader pickups
  • ELECTRONICS: Vol/Tone/3-Way
  • BRIDGE: Original Floyd Rose
  • BINDING: Black
  • TUNERS: Grover
  • HARDWARE: Black

Schecter Synyster Standard

  • CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Bolt-On / 25.5”
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK/FINGERBOARD: 3-pc Mahogany
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo
  • INLAYS: ‘SYN’ w/ Death Bat @ 12th fret
  • PICKUPS: Duncan Designed HB-108
  • ELECTRONICS: Vol/Tone/3-Way
  • BRIDGE: Licensed Floyd Rose
  • BINDING: Black
  • TUNERS: Grover
  • HARDWARE: Black

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