Who is Synyster Gates? His real name is Brian Elwin Haner, Jr and he’s only 32 by this time. He is known for his stage name, Synyster Gates, Syn for short, and the lead guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold. He has been ranked as the 87th among the 100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time in the Guitar World.
Although he studied jazz and classical guitar at the Musicians Institute of Los Angeles, California, he joined a band when asked by The Rev to be the lead guitarist. He became self-taught by watching videos and reading books. He can play the guitar, drums, piano and he can sing and his genres are heavy metal, hard rock and metalcore. If you want to play like Syn, watch his videos to get the idea.