Brian Haner Jr.,(Born July 7, 1981) Or better known as Synyster Gates is the Lead Guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold.
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He also plays in the Band Pinkly Smooth


He studied at a Music Institute in Hollywood until His Friend, The Rev, to join his band. (Avenged Sevenfold) He joined in 1999 when the band was 18.


He uses a prodomininately Schecter guitars. Schecter Research has been sponsoring him for a few years. He also uses ESP guitars. (Waking the Fallen and City of Evil)