Play it open and it's a baritone, roll the built-in capo up a couple of frets and it's a normal 25-1/2" guitar. Continue rolling the capo up the neck and… well… it’s just about anything! Designed by Ned Steinberger, the Synapse guitar is a HYBRID instrument combining the strength, rigidity and clarity of graphite with the warmth and beauty of wood. At the heart of every Synapse is our Cybrosonic™ neck featuring our patented graphite U-channel with adjustable truss rod uniquely crafted into a 3-piece, hard maple neck. We then add a smooth and durable phenolic fingerboard and a neck-thru body design to create an instrument with distinctive tonal clarity, sustain, "pop" and response as well as ultimate stability!
Add to that, a proprietary piezo-equipped bridge with 1-piece aluminum saddle combined with low-impedance EMG USA humbuckers and you've got an instrument with infinite tonal possibilities and increased frequency response. Isolate the piezo bridge to get simmering acoustic-like tones. Turn up the EMG's and you’ve got classic, high-output humbuckers – from clean to super crunchy. Combine the two pickup systems and let your imagination run wild.
Other features include a gorgeous flame maple top, zero-fret for improved intonation, the new Steinberger Combo headpiece to allow for the use of DoubleBall™ and single ball strings and our patented Direct-Drive double-ball bridge with 40:1 tuners for tuning ease, accuracy and stability that only a Steinberger can provide. With Steinberger, you can change strings in seconds, tune up once and not have to tune again until you change strings again.
Provided with a premium, padded gigbag, the Synapse also makes a great travel instrument measuring only 35" in length and capable of fitting into the tightest of places including overhead airplane bins. The result is a guitar of unequalled performance, comfort and flexibility. Steinberger - State of the Instrument.
Cybrosonic Technology featuring an integrated graphite U-channel combined with a three-piece hard maple neck
Flamed maple top on maple wings
EMG USA humbuckers
Built-in rolling capo
Direct-Drive double-ball bridge
Fold-down leg rest
Recessed tool holder
Recessed output jack
Adjustable pickup stabilizers
Takes single- or double-ball strings
Includes gig bag