Steinberger Spirit GT-PRO Quilt Top Deluxe Outfit, Trans Blue
Steinberger Spirit GT-PRO Quilt Top Deluxe Overview by GAK:
Nothing looks like a Steinberger and nothing performs like one either! The Spirit GT-Pro guitar features the same distinctive body-shape as the award-winning Steinberger GL Series and features the trademark "headless" design with the patented Double-Ball tuning system. Add to that, a 3-piece hard Maple neck going completely through the body reinforced with an adjustable truss rod and this guitar is extremely stable. This Quilt Top model brings a touch of added elegance with a beautiful 'AAA' grade Quilt Maple veneer on the body with a transparent finish to show off the grain!Steinberger necks provide players slightly extended spacing at the upper frets and can maintain incredibly accurate intonation under intense shredding. With no headstock, the GT-PRO has a Zero Nut Fret with a width of 1.625 that moves up to 2.04” at the 12th fret as the neck subtly widens to 0.42” string spacing at the bridge. The bridge has steel saddles with Steinberger’s patented R-Trem™ Locking Tremolo and 40:1 Ratio Direct-Pull tuning systems. Unlocked, the R-Trem is capable of extreme dive-bombing as well as pull-ups. Locked, the R-Trem acts like a fixed bridge. Since there is no headstock, the weight of the GT-PRO feels more balanced than a typical guitar. Fine tuning adjustments are made at the bridge and string changes can be made fast! The Steinberger GT-PRO is set up at the factory with Steinberger DoubleBall™ 10-46 strings. Plus, with the Single Ball string adopter, you can set also set up the GT-PRO with regular strings.
The Steinberger GT-PRO is powered by Steinberger’s versatile humbucker pickups in the neck (HB-2) and bridge (HB-1) positions along with full-range Steinberger SC-1 single coil pick up in the middle position. Controls include Master Volume, Master Control, and a 5-way pickup selector. There's also a folding leg rest for playing comfort while sitting. And the GT-Pro is perhaps the world's most "travel-friendly" and convenient guitar ever made. It comes complete with a gigbag and, despite having a full 25.5" scale length is only 30" in length and even fits in most airplane overhead luggage compartments. If you're on a budget but still need and want an instrument with Steinberger features and performance, the Spirit GT-Pro is perfect for you.
- Body: Poplar
- Body Top: AAA Quilt Maple Veneer
- Neck: 3-pc Hard Maple
- Finish: Gloss
- Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
- Fingerboard: Granadilla
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Frets: 24; Medium-Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Zero Nut Width: 1.625"
- 12th Fret Width: 2.04"
- Bridge: Locking R-Trem™ Tremolo System
- Saddle Material: Steel
- Bridge String Spacing: 0.42"
- Tuning System: Patented 40:1 Ratio Direct-Pull
- Neck Pickup: Steinberger HB-2
- Middle Pickup: Steinberger SC-1
- Bridge Pickup: Steinberger HB-1
- -Master Volume
- -Master Tone
- -5-Way Pickup Selector
- Hardware: Black
- Output Jack: Premium 1/4" Barrel-Style
- Strings: Steinberger DoubleBall™ 10-46
- Other: Fold Down/Up Leg Rest
- Includes: Deluxe Gigbag
- Weight: Approx 7.0 lbs
- Total Length: 30.25"
No upgrades available
Nice guitar, very compact, might need to take the action down a bit. Records well, sustain might be a bit limited. Very pleased though
Bought this to practice while I'm working away from home. Good quality for the price.
Beautiful guitar with a great neck. Real pleasure to play
Had to think carefully about how to rate this, settled on 4 stars as its mostly well made, but has a lot of flaws that fortunately I'm able to correct. Setup is dreadful, my Spirit bass was the same a year or so ago. Easily sorted by taking some tension out of the truss rod and dropping the saddles a little, now plays really well. The frets are nicely finished, as is the neck and body. The pickups are also dreadful, the neck pup is the only usable setting and it's pretty dead sounding, the rest are hardly audible. Irongear replacements for all 3 on their way, will simplify the switching to 3-way while I'm at it. The bridge unit is actually quite good, but arrives without any lubrication at all, so the tuners stick and the trem arms squeaks, now sorted by dismantling and applying PTFE. So why 4 stars with all those issues? Simply because there's nothing else that I can fit in a suitcase that will play anywhere near as well when it's all sorted. It's overpriced unless the quality issues are sorted, but I've no regrets with buying it and it'll be a keeper.
Nicely finished. Looks good. Plays nicely. Perfect as a travel guitar, which is what I want.