|LSR Guitars vs Steinberger Guitars|
LSR Guitars Vs Original Steinberger Guitars
LSR Quilted EB-1
Korina Bolero With Macassar Ebony Neck
LSR Themed Headless Concept Guitar
Original Steinberger Newburgh Made Doubleneck
When I worked for Steinberger back in 1990/1991, I was primarily responsible for naming all the models, I came up with the names Legend, Matrix, Racer & Performer for the L,M, R & P series. The headstock series was called a Sceptre.
I believed that the guitars should have an identifying name that people could remember. I didn't become completely fluent on Steinberger nomenclature till about 6 months after I picked up all the merchandise in their closed warehouse sometime in early 1997. I know when I worked there there were always naming conflicts going on all the time and 95% of the employees didn't know the actual names of all the models. It's very confusing to say the least.
Well Ovation already had used the name "Legend" so very few people in the USA ever got the printed literature pertaining to the names. Europeans still call me for the Matrix or the Legend. There was a short period where they changed the names to "Elite" There was the GT Pro era and God knows how many other naming conventions that never seemed to stick for long.
Below is the original number & letter designations, Confusing as they are, I decided to use this as a universal way to distinguish one from another.
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|L||Legend (Oar shaped all graphite model like Eddie Van Halen uses.|
|LW||Legend (Oar shaped wood body graphite neck model) (Actually sounds better)|
|M||Matrix, ( Pseudo Strat shaped model like Joe Perry, David Gilmour, Vito Bratta play Originally Named "M" For Mike Rutherford who designed it.|
|P||Power Vee (The mini V shaped model like Leslie West or Andy Powell play) Before switching to the LSR WB-1|
|R||Racer (Low end version of the M series no trans trem or EMG pickups) made in Korea|
|Q||Quint or Quad Bass|
|S||Scepter (The short lived headstock model)|
|K||Kleinberger (The Steve Klein model)|
|T||When T appears in the model number it means Trans Trem included|
|S||When S appears in the model number it means Std Trem Included|
|A||When A appears in the model number it means Active EQ circuit is included|
|1||When 1 appears in a model number it means 1 humbuckibg pickup|
|2||When 2 appears in a model number it means 2 humbucking pickups|
|3||When 3 appears in a model number it means 3 single coil pickups|
|4||When 4 appears in a model number for a Guitar it means 1 Hum 2 Singles|
|7||When 7 appears in a model number for a Guitar it means Hum Single Hum|
was a guitar, with a mini oar body, 3 single coil pickups, a Trans Trem & active EQ
was a bass, with a full body, 2 humbucking pickups & active EQ
was a guitar, with a full body & 1 humbucker & 2 single coil pickups
was a guitar, with a mini vee body & 2 humbuckers
was a guitar, with a full body, 1 humbucker a Trans Trem & active EQ