Inspired by legendary Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates, the Synyster Gates line of guitars is designed to bring an earth-shattering sound and peak performance capabilities to every studio and stage.
Working in tandem with Schecter Guitars over the past decade, these phenomenal instruments are the result of ideas and input Gates gathered after playing on stages the world over with Avenged Sevenfold. From dynamic electric models to acoustic guitars boasting warmth and vibrancy, Synyster’s custom line of guitars are a game-changer for guitarists of every skill level interested in adding an entirely new dimension to their craft.
From features like special ergonomic contours designed for comfortable playing over long periods of time to unique pearlized inlay designs, Synyster Gates’ custom line of personal guitars are designed to look, sound, and perform on an unrivaled professional level. Whether you’re a seasoned pro like Synyster or are learning how to play music for the first time, these iconic guitars are built to help you approach any studio and stage with confidence and control.
All nine guitars featured in the Synyster Gates collection are the exact guitars he plays with on stage with Avenged Sevenfold. Not your average electric and acoustic guitars, these incredible instruments are modeled after the same world-class guitars Synyster has been using to rock stages worldwide for over a decade. Formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1999, Avenged Sevenfold have spent the past two decades forming a colossal metal sound that’s earned them a reputation for being one of the most captivating bands in their genre. After releasing seven studio albums and selling a jaw-dropping eight million records, Avenged Sevenfold is now a revered staple in American metal music.
Voted Best Metal Guitarist in 2016 and 2017 by Total Guitar Magazine, Synyster Gates is the world-renowned lead guitarist and backing vocalist of Avenged Sevenfold. Son of musician, author, and comedian Brian Haner, Synyster got his start in music at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles where he developed his love for jazz and classical guitar music. These early influences would later become the bedrock of Synyster’s virtuosic and iconic guitar style.
Citing musicians like Dimebag Darrell, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Slash, Marty Friedman, Zakk Wylde, Allan Holdsworth, Tom Morello, Frank Gambale, Danny Elfman, and Django Reinhardt as his most important artistic influences, Synyster’s guitar work is informed by a variety of artists working in genres that transcend rock and metal. Listed as one of Guitar Hero’s Top 30 Shredders Of All Time in 2010, Synyster has made a name for himself with his unrivaled musical ability and dizzying guitar prowess. In particular, his knack for playing blazing-quick solos, strenuous sweeps, unbelievable chromatic riffs and insane dual-harmonies make Synyster Gates one of the world’s best and most respected living guitarists––and he’s only 36.
Sheer talent can only be brought out with hard work and the right tools, and Synyster’s personal line of guitars are instruments capable of meeting a guitarist as gifted as Syn right at their level. Marrying an effective and dynamic sound with premium playability, this line of guitars is fit to serve and enhance the needs of the world’s most storied and accomplished guitar players. With Synyster’s personal line of guitars, you can master solos, riffs and virtuosic techniques with the same world-class instruments the iconic Avenged Sevenfold guitarist uses to melt faces across the world.
With a thoughtful design you can’t find anywhere else, these instruments are crafted to feel, look and sound amazing. From Synyster’s custom signature and iconic pinstripe stylings to beautiful Maple, Hardwood, Mahogany and Rosewood construction, Synyster Gates’ line of personal guitars look as incredible as they sound. Adorned with sleek finishes, gold and silver frets and hardware and stylized gothic pearlized inlays, this extraordinary line of guitars is built to captivate audiences on any stage.
Designed for guitarists of every age and skill level, options like jumbo frets, left-hand acoustic body cutouts and glow-in-the-dark fret markers make developing guitar prowess and proficiency easy. Ergonomic contours have been added to help everyone from aspiring guitarists to professional musicians rock harder for longer.
Crafted to eliminate unwanted feedback, features like Syn’s signature US-wound Schecter Custom Shop pickup help make recording sessions and live performances clear, concise and powerful. With three state-of-the-art Ceramic 8 magnets, this powerhouse pickup is able to distribute tons of volume without compromising sound.
A living testament to Syn’s musical legacy, these guitars capture a spirit and energy you simply can’t get from conventional guitars. The product of thoughtful input from over a decade of performing packed arenas all over the world, these guitars are designed to perform on a professional and virtuosic level. Whether you’re planning on transporting one of these guitars to and from lessons or from the tour bus to the stage, features like carbon fiber reinforcement rods and DoveTail neck construction allow you to thrash hard and travel confidently.
No one can play guitar like Synyster Gates, but relying on the same great instruments he does will help you get closer to achieving your goals no matter what your skill level on the guitar is. Boasting dynamic control, an incredible style and an unrivaled professional performance, the Synyster Gates personal line of guitars will revolutionize the way you think about your craft.