#1
After listening to some Nevermore and wanting to be able to play some of that, I have decided to look into some 7-string guitars. For all the 7-string players out there, what are you using? Any and all recommendations are welcome.
#2
I love Ibanez so I would say, go 2nd hand and look for a rg1527 or if you want a hard tail, RG7621.

Both readily available 2nd hand and incredibly well built guitars.

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#3
What's your budget?
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#5
Yeah, we'll need your budget to recommend anything. Regardless of budget though, steer clear of the Ibanez RG7321.
#7
Quote by I AM DEREK
After listening to some Nevermore and wanting to be able to play some of that, I have decided to look into some 7-string guitars. For all the 7-string players out there, what are you using? Any and all recommendations are welcome.


If you like nevermore just get Jeff Loomis' signature schecter 7 string. I have it and its like freakin amazing and this is coming from someone who doesn't even really like Nevermore. It's about $900 or something without the floyd rose which I think is pretty cheap for a guitar this good.
#8
It's a good question.

Ibanez has a long history of 7 string guitar manufacturing. They have always been friendly to "trick" style guitar players like Steve Vai. Not that 7-string playing is a trick, but it's in Ibanez' world of bringing fun stuff to electric guitar playing.

Build quality, the pickups, the brand, and the type of neck will all be factors.

Often 7 string guitars have thin necks. You may or may not like that. I prefer more of a baseball bat round neck like a Les Paul. But with seven string guitars you often see thin necks.

A good search would be to go to Guitar Center. Try out Ibanez 7-strings at the $700 price point. Then try different models at less/more cost. And then try different brands.
Last edited by tmcdaniels at Apr 4, 2011,
#9
Quote by Stringz of Fury
If you like nevermore just get Jeff Loomis' signature schecter 7 string. I have it and its like freakin amazing and this is coming from someone who doesn't even really like Nevermore. It's about $900 or something without the floyd rose which I think is pretty cheap for a guitar this good.


Didn't know he had a signature guitar. Thanks.
#11
As for budget, that doesn't matter to me. Just steer me in the direction of a good 7-string.
Last edited by I AM DEREK at Apr 4, 2011,