TobiasSammet
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Hi!
I'm seduced by 7 and 8 strings guitars, but I'm not sure if buying one of 'em and which one.
I've searched the web, but I think that asking to someone who may has already played one of 'em is an even better feedback on this matter.
I own an epiphone les paul and a Jackson rr (Floyd rose), so I'd like to "complete" my basic collection with a guitar with seven or eight strings.
Any suggestions?
dspellman
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If you haven't checked yet, Carvin has both 7 and 8-strings. Extremely high quality, highly customizable and neck-through (personal preference).

Agile (RondoMusic.com) has a whole lot of options available, including a raft of scale options and even fan fret ("multiscale") guitars. Don't be afraid of the latter; they're actually more comfortable than standard guitars -- more ergonomic. Again, my preference runs to neck-through guitars, but they've also got bolt neck versions.
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#5
Quote by Fisheth24
If you're not too sure on the seven string thing get a used RG7321, great starter seven strings.


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Mister A.J.
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Quote by dspellman
If you haven't checked yet, Carvin has both 7 and 8-strings. Extremely high quality, highly customizable and neck-through (personal preference).

The CT7s are absolutely fucking incredible. Just sayin'.

As for my recommendation, if you can afford it, grab a brand new Carvin CT7.


However, I'd start with an RG7321 before you get the Carvin, just to make sure you want a 7.
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maXterbat0r
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The RG7321 is great, like what others have said. Ibanez also has an RG8 thats been getting rave reviews. These are both models you might be able to snag a great deal on used. There's also Jackson's JS32 7 and 8 string models for about 400 dollars. Then there's rondomusic, selling quality budget 7 and 8 string guitar

What's your budget, and ere are you in the world? Are there stores that stock 7 or 8 strings?
TobiasSammet
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Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
What kind of budget are you looking at?

Not a precise budget, I'd like to buy something of a good quality without spending too much, let's say a maximum of like 500 euros.
TobiasSammet
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Quote by Fisheth24
If you're not too sure on the seven string thing get a used RG7321, great starter seven strings.

Thank you very much.
Some other guitars apart from the Ibanez ones?
TobiasSammet
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Quote by maXterbat0r
The RG7321 is great, like what others have said. Ibanez also has an RG8 thats been getting rave reviews. These are both models you might be able to snag a great deal on used. There's also Jackson's JS32 7 and 8 string models for about 400 dollars. Then there's rondomusic, selling quality budget 7 and 8 string guitar

What's your budget, and ere are you in the world? Are there stores that stock 7 or 8 strings?

Thank you too!
I'm from Italy.
I don't know if buy a 7 string or a 8 string, since I don't play music a la Meshuggah or similia.
I'd like to buy one of 'em just to discover new possibility, to expand my knowledge and probably I'd use more the 7th string than the 8th, but what I ask myself is that if buy a guitar with an additional string doesn't cost that much more than buying a 7th string maybe I can buy the 8th string guitar so if I need I'd play even the 8th string if I don't need I just have another string just in case.
Sorry I hope I've explained the situation in a comprehensible way.
Fisheth24
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Quote by TobiasSammet
Thank you very much.
Some other guitars apart from the Ibanez ones?


Where abouts are you?

That would help as prices vary from Location to location!

Edit I didn't see you posted a budget in Euros. I'm not too good with seven strings as I've only ever tried the one, but it is well regarded here for a first 7.

Someone else who knows more than me will chip in though.
Last edited by Fisheth24 at Nov 13, 2013,
Fisheth24
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#12
Quote by TobiasSammet
Thank you too!
I'm from Italy.
I don't know if buy a 7 string or a 8 string, since I don't play music a la Meshuggah or similia.
I'd like to buy one of 'em just to discover new possibility, to expand my knowledge and probably I'd use more the 7th string than the 8th, but what I ask myself is that if buy a guitar with an additional string doesn't cost that much more than buying a 7th string maybe I can buy the 8th string guitar so if I need I'd play even the 8th string if I don't need I just have another string just in case.
Sorry I hope I've explained the situation in a comprehensible way.


7's and 8's feel very different.

I'd start with a 7 and if you like it try out a few 8 strings.
TobiasSammet
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#13
Quote by dspellman
If you haven't checked yet, Carvin has both 7 and 8-strings. Extremely high quality, highly customizable and neck-through (personal preference).

Agile (RondoMusic.com) has a whole lot of options available, including a raft of scale options and even fan fret ("multiscale") guitars. Don't be afraid of the latter; they're actually more comfortable than standard guitars -- more ergonomic. Again, my preference runs to neck-through guitars, but they've also got bolt neck versions.

I'll check it right now!
TobiasSammet
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Quote by Fisheth24
7's and 8's feel very different.

I'd start with a 7 and if you like it try out a few 8 strings.

It's right what I mean!
I'm a totally noob in this matter so I was also asking if they were two completely different things or if buying a 8th strings guitar would "comprehend" buying a 7h strings one.
So thank you, now I know that it's better to start with a seven strings!
TobiasSammet
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#16
Quote by Fisheth24
Wouldn't recommend Agile because you're in Europe. Import Duty/Customs will kill the deal.

Other shops you recommend?
TobiasSammet
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#18
Quote by Fisheth24
Thomman if you're in Europe. Brilliant prices compared to elsewhere if there isn't a used market where you are.

Ok, I'll check it, thanks!