Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Travel Guitar

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 275+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$400
Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe Travel Guitar

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 88/100 is based on analysis of 275+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Steinberger is known for their streamlined and compact headless guitar designs.

The guitars that they produce are considered highly innovative, which prompted iconic guitarists like David Gilmour, Allan Holdsworth, Don Felder, Eddie Van Halen and more to get one for themselves.

Steinberger continues to be the poster child for compact electric guitars, with the Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe leading their lineup in popularity and ratings.

This model combines full scale playability (25.5" scale length and 1.625" nut width) with portability at a very reasonable price point.

Note that the headless design requires you to use double ball strings, which can be a bit harder to acquire, but it works in conjunction with the Direct Drive R-Trem bridge to give this instrument tremolo control without compromising sustain and tuning stability.

Specifications:

  • Body Profile: Steinberger Headless
  • Body Tonewood: Maple
  • Neck: Maple Thru-Neck C-Shape
  • Fretboard: Rosewood 24-Frets
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.625"
  • Pickups: 2 x Steinberger Humbuckers, 1 x Steinberger Single-Coil
  • Controls:5-way pickup selector, Volume, Tone
  • Bridge: 40:1 Direct Drive R-Trem Tremolo
  • Bundled with Gigbag: Yes
  • Total Length: 30.25"
  • Weight: 7 lbs

Pros

While some consider this iteration as substandard compared to older or more expensive models, the overall market response to the Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe is still positive - thanks to its impressive quality and value for money. Most users find themselves enjoying the guitar's sound and playability, while others get even better results by upgrading the pickups.

Cons

Being an affordable mass-produced guitar, there are some who noticed minor flaws, but they are not enough to stop users from commending the guitar for its overall appeal and performance.

Overall

The Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe deserves to be a top consideration for guitarists who are looking for a workhorse travel electric guitar.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated option available that you can see in our guide to The Best Travel Guitars.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.