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Schecter Releases New Signature Models from Avenged Sevenfold

Schecter Releases New Signature Models from Avenged Sevenfold

These new custom guitars will include the Sustainiac Infinite Sustain System, the Signature Seymour Duncan Invader humbuckers, and more.

Sun Valley, California (January 22, 2016) -- Schecter Guitar Research has announced the release of new Signature Models from Avenged Sevenfold’s guitar duo of Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengence.

The new Syn Custom-S will retain his demanding features including the Sustainiac Infinite Sustain Systemand his Signature Seymour Duncan Invader humbucker. New appointments include Schecter’s exclusive Floyd Rose 1500 locking tremolo and side Glow-In-the-Dark position markers. These guitars follow Syn’s renowned ‘pinstripe’ graphic pattern, but with a burst added to the edges along with a thin satin finish for increased acoustic resonance and response.

Available finishes: Satin Gold Burst (shown) and Satin Dark Earth Burst.

Street Price $1259.00

The 2016 Zacky Vengeance ZV-6661 (Street $999) will be armed with Seymour Duncan JB humbuckers and outfitted with ‘distressed’ chrome hardware including the TonePros TOM System.

Finished in a new Aged Natural Satin Black Burst, each guitar will have Zacky’s ‘6661’ insignia hand engraved into the body.

Zacky and Syn will be taking these new models into the studio next month as the band begins to record the follow-up to their chart topping Hail To The King.

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