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The Violator speaks for itself ...and WOW does it speak! The guitars you see in the photos are Charcoal Frost and Gunmetal Gray, although the Alder body is available in a variety of different colors. It is loaded with a Floyd Rose Tremolo, Hipshot Trem-Setter for extra tuning stability, Sperzel locking tuners, Eric Johnson Special Pickups in the neck and bridge (DP211FBC and DP212FBC respectively) with a YJM DP217CR in the middle position.

This guitar comes with a  5-way selector switch,  and is also equipped with Haywire exclusives for even more versatility. The first is the Haywire Coil Tap, which allows you to transform the humbucker pickups for single coil operation when needed, and the second is Haywire's exclusive "Seven Sound Pickup Modification", which gives you the two additional combinations of the neck and bridge pickup together or all three pickups together.  Haywire also includes our own Haywire Treble Bleed Circuit, which allows you to play at lower volumes without the loss of high end that's common in passive pickup setups.

Playing at the higher end of the neck past the 12th fret is effortless on this guitar, thanks to Haywire's exclusive Recessed Heel Crest Option included in all of Haywire's Custom Shop guitars. With this feature, which Haywire pioneered in 1982, the bulky heelcrest wood that blocks your hand has been greatly reduced, making it easier for you to explore the possibilities that reside at the very top portion of your neck.

With the Violator, your search for a guitar that can deliver any tone you can imagine, from mellow and smooth to razor sharp and in your face has come to an end. Each Violator is built to the individual customer specifications with unlimited custom wiring choices, component selections, and a wide selection of quality Warmoth necks equipped with stainless steel frets for silky smooth bends and extra long fret life.


Original Floyd Rose with recessed fine tuners

Hipshot Trem-Setter

DiMarzio Eric Johnson Special Pickups in bridge and neck positions

DiMarzio YJM middle pickup

Haywire Treble Bleed Circuit

Haywire Coil Tap Circuitry

Haywire Seven Sound Pickup Modification

Sperzel locking tuners

Gold Hardware

Haywire Recessed Heel Crest option for high-fret access

Hard shell case included

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Haywire Signature Guitars - The Violator