A review of the uncommon Steinberger GL2T, graphite guitar!

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  1. ajsfreily

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    A review of the uncommon Steinberger GL2T, graphite guitar!

    This is the original headless guitar that later inspired Kiesel, Strandberg etc...

    This is NOT the Steinberger Elite, Spirit or Synapse

     
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    I had a yellow Spirit. Cool little guitar imo.
     
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    That is great, why did you sell it?

    The Steinberger GL2T is very different though, I think basically only the shape of the guitar is similar, not much else.
     
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    Because I am dumb and sell every guitar I ever own lol.
     
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    Omg! Don't do that!!

    Seriously though, some people like yourself seem to not have a problem with letting go of instruments. I wish it would be a little easier for me as well, but it is kind of difficult, lol.

    I think i managed to sell, only like 3 guitars in the past, and this Steinberger is not going anywhere. :shred:
     
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    FYI, the Steinberger Elite doesn't belong into that group. Elite instruments have been the top models of the GL/XL line of instruments, with a COA and a little bit of added "bling-bling", targeted primarily at Asian markets. This is a GL7TA Elite:

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    Cool!

    I never stated that the Elite belonged to a certain group other than that it was NOT the original with a graphite composite body.

    Does it have a graphite body as well?

    Did't know much about the Elite, thanks, now I know a little more! You have any experience playing one? How does it compare to the GL2T?
     
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    Yes, it's the same type of guitar as your GL2T, with a full composite body. The only real difference between a GLxT and a GLxT Elite is the gold logo. Apart from that the Elite guitar models all came with a TransTrem (no S-Trem Elite) and the HazLabs active EQ, which makes them a GLxTA. Here are some pics of the internals, taken during the restoration of my GL7TA Elite:

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    Yes, it's basically the same thing. Just a more fancy logo :)
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Nice! I have a Klein Steinberger and prefer the ergonomics of that (though would prefer it was ever wider!). Would love to grab a GM series too -- as much as the trans-trem is an engineering feat and really opens the door for some musicians to create new types of songs, for me I'd just rather have the simplicity of a plain ol' R-trem.
     
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    You'd prefer an R-Trem over the S-Trem? That would be a GR4R then.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Yea, I don't mind swapping the bridges though. Of course, a GR would be cheaper, but I'm sometimes drawn to the binding or fancy woods of the GM.
     
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    Swapping bridges (R-Trem vs. S-Trem) isn't possible without irreversibly damaging the routing. Both bridges have a totally different footprint. This is what Ed Roman did, butchering GM bodies to take up the cheaper R-Trems, which he then sold as "Original Steinberger GM-xR", something that never existed. You can only swap an S-Trem for a TransTrem, these have identical footprints.
     
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    That is cool! so I assume they are in the same price range as an GL2T then.
     
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    Even though the TransTrem is an advanced tremolo, it feels very robust well built. It can definitely be used as a simple basic Trem as well.
     
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    Ouch!! ...
     
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    Oh, didn't know that!

    I mean, a basic trem, but no dice on floydy SSO type metal music.
     
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    Yes. All GLs are equally expensive meanwhile :D
     
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    they are pricey, lol
     

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