Best Selling 7 String of All Time

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  1. metallidude3

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    There’s actually only one of these. It’s been passed down from one new 7 stringer to the rest. It’s been in the hands of Vai, Cooley, Loomis, Vivaldi and Richardson. Look it up. These are facts.
     
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    There’s actually only one of these. It’s been passed down from one new 7 stringer to the rest. It’s been in the hands of Vai, Cooley, Loomis, Vivaldi and Richardson. Look it up. These are facts.
     
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    Ibanez Rg7321 and 7421, After it bunch of Schecter Demon/Damien/Elite 7 and jackson 7 strings i think
     
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    Someone's gotta buy one new before it can make the rounds used.

    Obviously some make the rounds, I remember a particular modded and refinished one here going to three or four owners over the years, but that goes for most cheaper guitars.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Definitely the RG7321. I'd be willing to bet a large potion of 7 string players on this board alone have owned one at some point.
     
  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the Hellraiser was in the top 5.
     
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    Just by looking around at a few websites, from Guitar Center to Amazon, it looks like Jackson's JS22 Dinky 7 and ESP's M-17 come up a lot in "top sellers" lists. I'd wager that makes the most sense; they're cheaper guitars probably bought mostly by people wanting to try their first 7, a good chunk of whom probably won't upgrade to anything better.

    Dunno if they've actually managed to outsell the RG7321 considering it was kind of the go-to for years before other companies really got on the ball with it.
     
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    You always have to take those "top seller" lists with a grain of salt. The algorithms used as well as behind the scenes deals makes them far less than accurate on a good day and wholly deceptive on a bad.

    The M17 was out for a good amount of time. I wouldn't be surprised if it cracked the top 5 for sales. Did that one ever make it overseas?
     
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    I would say, rather Demon 7 than hellraiser c 7 and damien elite 7 (discontiued :( )

    Maybe ill act like Schecter Snob but i think Schecter Demon 7 is much better than Rg 7321/7421. It feels like Schecter Demon 7 stole Ibanez rg 74321/7421 populatiry, am right?
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I say the Hellraiser because it's been around for so long (I believe longer than the RG7321) and even with the price and SSO hate, I see *a lot* of people use them. They were all the rage in the 2000s. :lol:
     
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    Maybe your're right but here in EU , since we are poorer i believe Demon 7 was more popular. So was Damien elite
     
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    Price is a major factor when you look at markets outside North America.

    The C7 Hellraiser came out in 2005/2006, so a similar production length. I don't really remember them being super popular until around 07'/08'.
     
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    Definitely the RG7321: the first 7 string for a lot of people.
    I'd also include the prestige version(RG1527). Not as popular as the 7321 but still an instrument that I keep seeing a lot on the market.
     
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    Yup, 199€ at Thomann

    wat
    Most of the price differences after VAT inclusion is distributor margin. Some are reasonable (Fender, Gibson) some aren't (Schecter, Mesa, PRS)
     
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    Holy crap, anyone else remember the Washburn WG587? Those were everywhere.
     
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    I remember them being everywhere after they were discontinued and blown out for something stupid like $99... I think I ended up giving the one I got to a buddy of mine :lol:
     
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    I remember it being one of the worst feeling guitars I've ever tried. :lol:
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    My exact thoughts lol
     
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    There was two versions of that one. The hardtail chinese one, which was not really well liked it seems. There was also the floyd rose version, which was MIK and considered pretty good afaik.
     
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    That washburn was the first guitar i bought with my own money. That plus some dinky randall 1x12 was the only rig i had for years
     

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