#1
I like V shaped guitars for some odd reason. I currently have a LTD V-200 and I like it. The problem is all the different tunings. Right now its tuned in E standard but sometimes I want to play stuff in D, C or even stuff like drop A. This becomes a problem because I cant just change the tuning all the time, so I decided to buy a 7-string. Can anyone recommend any good V shaped 7 string? The price doesnt really matter much.

Thank you
#2
Well a 7 won't give you the same tunings as C or D standard, it's just a low B string.

Buy another 6 string V and have it set up for drop tunings.
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#4
A 7 string would be pretty.. difficult to use in drop C or D standard, but for drop A and of course B standard it would do well.
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But a 7 string will still allow me to play stuff in C or D tuning.

How?
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#6
I tune my 7 string schecter hellraiser to drop C and D all the time......Its a little tight but its been working good for me for over a year...
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How?

Maybe if you tune it down 1 step, so you have D-standard + an A string.
For Drop C just drop the D string.
This way you could have D-standard, Drop C and Drop A on one guitar.

#8
If you want a V shaped 7, check out Agile Guitars. I've seen one or two on their site.
#9
But what i'm saying is you're gonna have to tune everything down anyway and the TS stated he just wants a guitar for drop tunings, so wouldn't it make more sense to just buy a 6 string and set it up for drop tunings?

Just seems like the 7 string part came from no where.
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#10
The low B gives you the range to play stuff in C or D, without losing any higher notes. Fingerings would be a little strange for some things, but anything on a 6 in a altered tuning can probably be transposed to a 7 without much trouble.
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If you want a V shaped 7, check out Agile Guitars. I've seen one or two on their site.


I've got a custom 7-string Reaper (when it B-stocked for $400) from Agile

Other than those few at Rondo, I don't really know of many affordable 7-string V's. However, if you wait for a little while, you can eventually buy this: http://espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-standard-deluxe/v-307.html

They were just announced over summer though, I haven't seen any on sale yet.
#12
There's a few Agile Hornet 7's. I think there's 4 models, with the only real difference being either 25.5" or 27" Scale length and EMG's or Blackouts.
#13
I'm not trying to be an ass or convince you otherwise, just the reasoning for owning a 7 string seems a little silly.

A 6 string setup with thick enough strings (12s - 13s) will get you to lower tunings easily.
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#14
Ok there has been a big misconception here. I don't think I was clear enough.

Right now its tuned in E standard but sometimes I want to play stuff in D standard, C standard or even stuff like drop A.


There. I never said anything about drop C or D, only drop A. And I agree, trying to play drop C/D on a 7 string would be wierd.

I want a 7 string because just like Telemetal said,
The low B gives you the range to play stuff in C or D, without losing any higher notes.

and
anything on a 6 in a altered tuning can probably be transposed to a 7 without much trouble.
#15
Gibson have a 7 string V that looks pretty awesome (may be Epiphone, I don't remember). And ESP have a Nergal (Behemoth) 7 string V that also looks cool. Never used either one myself though, no idea if they're good (or value for money, etc)

EDIT: ESP also just have a V307 model. also pretty cool, and not a signature if that might bother you?

Strictly 7 make custom 7 string stuff, including an interesting V shaped thing.

That's all I can think of, off the top of my head.
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#16
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If you want a V shaped 7, check out Agile Guitars. I've seen one or two on their site.

Do they actually have a website? I've only seen them on rondo music.