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Old 10-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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buying my first 7 string

hey all,

I have been playing guitar for a bit longer than 2 years, and I have decided I want to buy a 7 string guitar. I do have money and I have a price range of max say 1200 euros (I live in the netherlands). now I found 3 models of quite well known brands:
Ibanez UV70P
Schecter Hellraiser C-7 FR
ESP LTD H1007FR

now as might be clear, I do want a floyd rose style tremolo on my guitar, as for the pickups I don't have any specific brand I'd like.
the biggest problem is that it is hard for me to find stores that sell 7 string guitars. I know only one store in my city that has a 7 string guitar, or had, within my price range, other than that I don't know a single store that sells multiple 7 string guitars.

I have played a schecter 7 string before and I have played a Ibanez UV777 (a friend of mine owns one). I got no experience on ESP LTD 7 string guitars though. other than that I have a Ibanez RG827QMZ myself, so I do have some experience when it comes to Ibanez guitars.

if anyone has any advice that'd be great, or any other models I might want to take a look at
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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The Schechter is a solid choice. I personally would go with the Ibanez though, as it'll give you more bang for your buck.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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Personally I'd go for the Schecter since both the Ibanez and the ESP LTD have 25,5" scale necks and the Schecter has a 26,5"

My Ibanez has a 25,5" neck as well and I can notice the difference when I play Schecters, and I much prefer the 26,5".
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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Don't forget to check out the LTD SC607B, very nice and as comfy as the pricier ESP B7.

If you like really thin necks, the Rusty Cooley RC7 will not disappoint.

Then there's the highly-regarded http://www.mayones.com/en/dokumenty/guitars.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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Don't forget to check out the LTD SC607B, very nice and as comfy as the pricier ESP B7.

If you like really thin necks, the Rusty Cooley RC7 will not disappoint.

Then there's the highly-regarded http://www.mayones.com/en/dokumenty/guitars.

You wont get a mayones guitar with 1000 euros man.

Anyhuuw, my best advice would be to take a trip down to musicstore in köln. Take the train, or ask your dad nicely and ask him to take you. It's the biggest music store in europe so your bound to be able to try the guitars that you like there
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You wont get a mayones guitar with 1000 euros man.

Anyhuuw, my best advice would be to take a trip down to musicstore in köln. Take the train, or ask your dad nicely and ask him to take you. It's the biggest music store in europe so your bound to be able to try the guitars that you like there

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Old 11-05-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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I went for the Ibanez (ordered it, waiting for it to arrive) , played some stuff on my friends UV777 and it's a great guitar, so I go by the experience that Ibanez has good quality. I've also been looking into other guitars that you guys have posted, really great ones thnx for your advice
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:11 PM   #8
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Pics or it's a 7321.
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I'll post a pic once I have it
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:44 PM   #10
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I'll post lots of pics once I have it

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:23 PM   #11
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as I said, I ordered it, expected on thursday or friday
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