Photo Gallery: Schecter Releases Synyster Gates Custom-S Guitar
Schecter Guitars has announced the release of the Synyster Gates Custom-S, a guitar that has been on the company's drawing board for years.
The guitar will be available in January 2012.
This new Gates guitar features all the specs used on his signature model plus something special that Gates has called his "secret weapon” -- the Sustainiac Stealth. This pickup system sits in place of the neck humbucker (See photo gallery below) and provides controlled feedback-sustain at all levels.
“It adds incredible depth and nuance to my playing as well as my approach to song orchestration,” says Gates, who provides the heavy guitar attack as a member of Avenged Sevenfold.
The guitar also includes a mahogany Avenger body with set-in 25.5-inch-scale mahogany neck, a 24-fret ebony fingerboard, a Floyd Rose 1000 locking tremolo system and a Seymour Duncan Custom Syn Invader humbucker. The Sustainiac Stealth system also functions as a single-coil pickup in the neck position and features harmonic mode and on/off mini-toggles.
The guitar is available in Gates' popular black and silver pinstripe design. The MSRP is $1,649. For more about this model, including all the specs, head to schecterguitars.com.
Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold.
Ebony fingerboard: 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.
Grover tuners: The original Rotomatic with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination.
Seymour Duncan Invader/Sustainiac pickups: The Invader is designed for the heaviest tones a passive pickup can produce. A combination of three ceramic magnets, over-wound coils and 12 cap screws make the Invader an electrifying force of energy. The Sustainiac driver/pickup produces humbucker tones when the sustain switch is off and works as the Sustainiac Driver when switched on.
Sustainiac functions: The "secret weapon for controlled feedback and infinite sustain. The pickup signal is processed by the Sustainiac circuit and then connected to the Sustainiac Driver. The Driver turns the amplified note into vibrational energy. This energy is then fed back into the strings for infinite sustain. This string vibration is similar to playing in front of a loud amp.