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Steinberger TransTrem SZT3 Custom Electric Guitar with Gig Bag

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The Steinberger TransTrem SZT3 Custom Electric Guitar is truly awe-inspiring.
No other guitar on the market is quite like it. With this offering, you get the legendary Steinberger reliability and performance. Many guitarists will be delighted with the somewhat more traditional look of the SZT3. But you still get the dual humbuckers that will practically do it all. We can almost guarantee that once you play a Steinberger, you won't want to play anything else.

ZT-3 Custom: Since the introduction of the first Steinberger instruments in 1980, the Steinberger name has become synonymous with evolution, innovation, ergonomics and performance. Continuing that tradition, Steinberger announces the ZT3 guitar with the revolutionary version of the TransTrem transposing tremolo system. As it was with the introduction of the first Steinberger’s equipped with the original TransTrem, the new ZT3 is the world’s ONLY guitar capable of transposing keys and bending chords in pitch. Simply move the tremolo arm to the un-locked playing position and dial in your key. The TransTrem can take you from standard E tuning up to F and then to F# or down to Eb or way down to D. Lock in the key by moving the arm back and you’re ready for anything. And, when locked, the tremolo acts much like a fixed bridge in that sustain is improved and should you break a string, the other strings still stay in tune. In the un-locking position, the TransTrem acts like a regular tremolo capable of extreme pitch bending with smooth and renowned Steinberger accuracy.

But the ZT3 isn’t just about the TransTrem. The Z design created by Ned Steinberger is a HYBRID instrument combining the strength, rigidity and clarity of graphite with the warmth and beauty of wood. At the heart of it’s construction 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 to create an instrument with distinctive tonal clarity, sustain, pop and response as well as excellent stability.

Two custom-made USA humbuckers combined with an innovative switching system lets you tap into 8 different combintations. By using a push/pull switch on both the volume and the tone controls, you can use the ZT3’s pickups in series as you would other two humbucker-equipped instruments but also “in parallel” to create single-coil tones but without the noise typically associated with stand-alone single coil pickups. The result is a guitar that works for a variety of styles – from rock to blues, jazz to country.

Other features include a 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 ZT3 also makes a great travel instrument measuring only about 35 inches 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.

A few words about the TransTrem system...
Trans-Trem is a guitar tremolo system developed by Steinberger in 1984. It's main feature is that it keeps the pitches of the strings in proper intervals with each other when the pitch is bent. This allows entire chords to have their pitch bent while remaining in tune, whereas a conventional tremolo system would cause the strings to go out of tune with each other. The system also allows the musician to transpose the pitch of the guitar as a whole: the pitch of all the strings could be raised or lowered from the standard EADGBE tuning to one of several preset positions. No other tremolo on the market today is available with this feature.

Product Specifications
Steinberger Trans Trem SZT3 Custom Specifications
  • Neck Materials:
    • Cybrosonic Patented Graphite
    • U-Channel with adjustable trussrod
    • 3-piece Hard Maple
  • Neck Joint: Thru-Neck
  • Fingerboard: Phenolic Resin
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14 inches
  • Frets: 24 Medium-Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inch
  • Body Wings: Hard Maple
  • Body Top: Flame Maple
  • Pickups: USA 90R neck, USA 91T Bridge humbuckers
  • External Controls:
    • Master Volume (push/pull coil select)
    • Master Tone (push/pull coile tapping)
    • 3-way Pickup Switching
  • Bridge: PAF Trans-Trem-3 Transposing Tremolo System
  • Tuners: Patented DoubleBall Bridge with 40:1 ratio direct-pull tuners
  • Saddle Material: Steel


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
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Review: JoeDawg from Pound Wi United States of Amercia Submitted: 10/15/2012

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Space truckin rock n roll out of this world guitar!
Product Rating

Yes, very sturdy built guitar.

Only had the guitar for 4 months, and it is still the hotrod i pulled out the box.

Your general opinion of this product.

I have never had a better guitar then this ZT3, it is so fast and smooth that i don't think i will ever even try another guitar.

Very lite guitar, the neck is so fast it is unbelievable. The trans trem tops this guitar off the planet.

It would just take to long to list all the great sounds you get with this guitar. The pickups are fire and ice and in between is the blues and jazz steam cooking out the sound.

This guitar was just glowing out of the box and still is.

To be honest, I spent some time setting up the guitar to play at my liking, well like 2 1/2 hrs and it was as slick and smooth as, well better then any guitar I ever played.

Review: Axeman from Redding, CA USA USA USA USA USA USA ALL THE WAY! Submitted: 12/7/2010

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Update!

PERFECT! Still looks like NEW!

Your general opinion of this product.

After over three years this thing is THE BEAST!

PERFECT!

Review: EagleeyeDave from Redding, CA USA USA USA USA USA USA! Submitted: 1/16/2009

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

AWESOME!

BEAUTIFUL Guitar! Can play anything with it. Totally versatile sounds. Very WELL MADE with QUALITY parts throughout. Can't find anything wrong although staining process gives every guitar a unique grain. You can tell it is applied by hand which is truly done to perfection!

So far has stood the test of time and plays as if it is self-playing! Very fast and you can set it however you like. Quite the machine although not a metal guru! But very close!

Your general opinion of this product.

Truly a different breed and can pretty much DO IT ALL! Really a remarkable axe and is so COOL to LOOK AT! Plug and play anything!

Very lite and smooth! No sore shoulders after three hours of gigging! It gets the looks rather than myself! Darn!

Any tone imaginable yet a little weak for metal although it can get VERY CLOSE!

WOW WOW WOW WOW! Or should I say STEINWOW! Perfect finish on mine and SWEET!

Was a little high out of the box and needed to be set up. Don't they all anymore? Plays like a Gibson but screams like a Steinberger with harmonics everywhere on the neck! This one is a WINNER!

Review: Alex from Connecticut, ThunderbirdBassist@gmail.com Submitted: 5/20/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Great Guitar!

This guitar is brilliantly made. Very dependable. You will not go wrong with this piece of art!

Seeing as I have only had this guitar for a little over two months, I couldn't really give you a good description of the reliability. But over these two months, it has never let me down.

Your general opinion of this product.

Overall, this is a great piece of art. Completely playable and it looks good to boot. Playing a gig with this will make everyone stare in awe.

This thing plays like a beaut. I could have nevr asked for a better guitar.

The tone was really mellow on mine, but bright when I wanted it to be. The dual pickups really helped with the sounds I wanted to get.

I like the colors but I think it would be better if it had a sunburst finish. I think that would look very nice on this particular guitar.

Right out of the box, I could play this with ease. No set-up was needed. When I took this out of the box, I was stunned to see how beautiful this thing was in person. Awesome Guitar!
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