#1
Howdy all, I've been wanting a V-shaped guitar for some time now, and have also been pondering getting a 7-string -- so why not combine the two?

I've always heard that ESP is a high quality brand, but I haven't played many. I've only owned low to midrange quality guitars in my 14 years of playing. Here is the guitar I'm looking at:

http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-standard-deluxe/v-307.html

Other than it looking BADASS, what can you tell me about it?

I'm not really sure I need a 7-string; I'm not a real fan of ultra-low tuning such as Drop-A, F, but who knows, maybe if I had the right guitar I'd like it. The low 7th string is normally tuned to B, right? That's probably as low as I'd ever tune. I just thought maybe a 7-string would be more appropriate for moderately low tunings than trying to make a 6-string do it. I currently tune to D-standard on my Epiphone, and occasionally drop-C - but it starts to get muddy below that.

Please convince me one way or the other!

Edit: I should also mention my playing style:

Predominantly thrashy black metal, and occasionally death metal -- lots of tremelo picking over chords, galloping, and tremelo picking lead lines. I'm not a shredder, nor do I want to be. I try to fill as much space as I can with one guitar, much like Abbath from Immortal, one of my main influences.
Last edited by KailM at Apr 13, 2012,
#2
Well, LTD is pretty good in my opinion, so it wouldn't hurt. And you are correct. Standard 7 string tuning is B-E-A-D-G-B-E, although you can purchase a set of strings from 4+ octave and tune it to E-A-D-G-B-E-A.

Last but not least in my post, BUY IT ALREADY! Spec-wise, everything is already on that page.
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#3
7 string for black metal, let alone first gen black metal? o.o

Strange.

In my opinion, I like the LTDs, but LTD 7 strings tend to be a little more... expensive than I want them to be.

I'd recommend Ibanez 7321 and swapping the pickups. You'll save ~$200
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7 string for black metal, let alone first gen black metal? o.o

Strange.

In my opinion, I like the LTDs, but LTD 7 strings tend to be a little more... expensive than I want them to be.

I'd recommend Ibanez 7321 and swapping the pickups. You'll save ~$200



Well, I should say I'm trying to blend the styles together in my music, sort of a combination of thrash/black/death, or at least black metal with a little more low-end to it, lol. I'm really trying to come up with my own niche of music, not sound like any one particular genre. Though I really won't be using the 7-string to sound like a lot of the metalcore/death-core bands -- that's not my cup of tea. I could probably do everything I want to do with a 6-string tuned to C standard/drop B. But the extended range of a 7 might be just the ticket...
#6
i would go for the 7 string V that gibson makes
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#7
Id like to read about its long term durability, ive wanted this guitar for years but haven't bitten because its made in china, I had a Chinese Yamaha acoustic that was made in china ( I didn't know it was Chinese when I bought it even tho I got a killer deal on it, wonder why?!?!?!?!?!?!? )and it was horrible , when I first brought it home I did my first string change and had to tighten the machine head on it and id only owned it for30 minutes and ive never had t do that on any other guitar ive ever owned, be it made in Indonesia ,korea ,mexico, wherever, never had that problem , so if I could get some input from someone whos had one of these for a year or more id be extremely grateful.

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#8
Chinese can make quality instruments these days. And so far LTD has not fallen in same trap as BC Rich did and apparently Jackson lately too, not giving a shit about the quality of their low end instruments.

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