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01 January 2017 - 04:59 AMThe link above, I beleave is a GR4. Serial number is N11991 stamped on the neck. Any info would be great (year it was made) price range that they sell for.
the GR4 serial puts that guitar into 1991. Hard to tell a realistic price, as current asking prices are just crazy these days. I mean: crazy. Most of them reliably prevent instruments from getting sold, though. The price range I (and probably a few other experienced Steinberger players) would consider "realistic" is $1,000-1,300 for a GR. Yours has a few chips and dents around the trem and the neck pocket, which have an impact on the price. Those around the trem might point to issues with the R-Trem which need to be fixed. The trem top coming too close to the body (bridge pickup) may happen due to bent pivot posts.
This one, I beleave is a model ss-2f serial is in one of the pictures linked. Any help figuring out what years these two guitars were made, and price range they sell for would be awesome. Thanks guys and Happy New Year.
The Synapse SS2F is a more current guitar. Yours was built in November 2008, just check the serial here. The two holes between bridge and bridge pickup look like the mounting holes of a Roland GK/Midi pickup which has been removed again. My understanding of a "realistic" price would be more in the $600-700 range. I have one like yours (just without flaws and missing knobs) and once paid $500 for it. However, now it's out of production and prices are crazy… I repeat myself…
17 December 2016 - 03:58 AMAlso, How can I expect the setup to be from the factory? Will I need to make a B line to the guitar setup dude?
The first and most important thing when playing a Steinberger (or any instrument using Steinberger hardware): Don't go to guitar setup dudes. They usually have no idea of how things work on a Steinberger. Learn to understand the hardware, the principles, how it does what it does, and how to set it up. The very, very best thing you can do.
12 December 2016 - 04:08 PMHello, I found this ad on a norwegian used guitar site, and it clearly seems to be a Synapse ST-2FPA (although it says only "Synapse" in the ad):
But according to http://www.steinberger.com/st2fpa.html this model supposed to have one switch and a piezo pickup in the bridge, but the guitar in the ad has two switches and according to the seller it doesn't have a bridge piezo, so I'm a bit puzzled..?
it's very likely that this guitar has been modified. I guess the second switch does the "coil tap" (single coil/humbucker switching) on what appears to be an EMG 89 in the bridge position. The bridge is definitely the normal Synapse piezo bridge, but if the electronics have been modified, it's possible that the piezo connection has been removed or other parts of the electronics replaced.
02 December 2016 - 06:28 AMHi, I've had this Steinberger Bass given to me a while ago and now curious as to which model and year it's from. Pretty sure mid to late 80s.
Serial # NII532 but can't find it or close to in the Serial listings. Searched everywhere for the model but to no avail.
Any help much appreciated.
This is a Steinberger Q4 bass, usually referred to as "XQ2 v1". It is white and has a DB tuner bridge, so it's an XQ2DxWH. That "x" is for the EQ, I don't know if it has an active or passive EQ, which would be indicated by an "A" or "P". Build date is late 1990 or early 1991.
25 November 2016 - 06:09 AMI bought the guitar in '90 used. The hardware points to a GM4A....the serial #N5039 says it should be an '87....this doesn't add up to me after some investigating for some reason.
Yes, the serial is too early for a GM-4, it's more likely to find such a number on a GM-1 or a GP. It's possible that the previous owner replaced the neck on your guitar, however, I wouldn't completely exclude the possibility that it's original. They never installed the necks strictly in order of the engraved numbers. Finished necks were standing in large boxes for manufacturing, maybe this one has been kept in house for some time and reason… the only way to be sure is to send that serial number to Gibson service. They have the original log files, and they will be able to give you info about the guitar belonging to that serial.
By the way, pics are always helpful