Model Name - Speedster
Neck Through Body - Eastern American Hard Maple
Fingerboard - Ebonized Rosewood
Frets - 22-medium
Scale Length - 24 3/4 in.
Fingerboard Inlays - Pearloid
Neck Width at Nut - 1 3/4 in.
Body Width- 7 1/2 in. (Arm Detached)
Body Thickness- 3/4 in.
Overall Depth - 2 in.
Length - 28 in.
Weight - 4 lbs. 7 oz.
Pick-ups - Dual-Rail Humbucker
Hardware - Chrome 14:1 Gear ratio (closed gear)
Electronics - Volume/Tone
Finish - Gloss Black, Candy Apple Red Metallic, Black Metallic
MSRP - $499.99 (USD)
Man, I really want to like this guitar. I really do. I love headless guitars as a whole, and new design innovations make me pretty pumped. But it's just a blah guitar, to be honest. The guitar uses an interesting roller tailpiece, in which the strings roll around to the back, in which they attack to the body in these cutout holes where traditional tuners are located. So it's a neat approach to a headless bridge/tuner situation, but in actuality it's just weird. This is a guitar that just looks ugly. The wing for the arm rest - that's a neat idea, but it looks bad. The holes for the tuners - they look bad. The bottom leg cutout - it looks bad. This hole guitar is just something that looks like a kid who interned at Steinberger in the 80s drew up and got rejected when he'd enthusiastically show it to Ned.
The pickup sounds ok, but there's just one. The guitar serves its purpose as a travel guitar, so one would think that one couldn't afford to be picky, right? Well, when Steinberger has made the Spirit series (with 3 pickups and 5 positions) that can still be found used for $200-250, and there's this monstrosity, well, one wonders what this is doing trying to exist.
Don't buy it. Buy a Steinberger Spirit instead. It's more fashionable, more classic, the original innovation, it has a tremolo system (that can easily be blocked to stability), and much better sounds. Also, it is more ergonomic! The Spirit is also much less expensive than this thing. Just say no.
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DomZilla's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Neck-through body - Eastern American Hard Maple (Channel driver / Maple)
The handle acts as a body
Fingerboard: Ebonized Rosewood (Rosewood)
Scale length: 24 3 / 4 inches
Neck Width at Nut: 1 3 / 4 inches
Body Width: 7 1 / 2 inches
Length: 71 cm
Weight: 2 kg
Chrome tuners (14:1 ratio)
1 Volume / 1 Tone
- The handle is it nice?
The handle is very comfortable
- Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?
Easy access to acute
- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
Fairly balanced ... Note that you can ride or not the projection that serves as support ... You get used quickly. It is a little trickier to play without if you want to travel very light, but it remains entirely possible that aa
- Do you get easily a good sound ...?
This guitar sounds! The microphone was fishing, it comes out easily harmonics, one can have the sustain, as well as its very heavy ... It is far from a gadget.
- Are they suitable for your style of music?
It is best suited perfectly to what I was looking for in terms of weight / size / quality! I think it can fit any style ...
- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I did so far tested only on Pod, I'll be in later editions.
- For how long have you been using it?
I did that for several days.
- What thing do you like most/least about it?
She has the mouth, it sounds, it is nice to play ... The only black spot in my opinion, relates to a strap attachments, which is in fact the screws used to attach the famous outgrowth and that makes me a little scared ...
- Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I tested the Escape EG-1, but I wanted smaller and less expensive ...
- What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Excellent value for money! (And yet, if not overpriced, it is not given either)
- Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...