New PRS 7 String: "SE SVN"

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  1. AkiraSpectrum

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    Satinizing (?) a neck is super easy tho... 0000 steel wool, masking tape for start and stop and away you go. I have done this to all my guitars the last seven years. :)
     
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    Decided since my guy at Sweetwater was able to hook me up that I’d snatch up one of these! I already have a black set of Hipshot tuners and bridge as well as a set of BKPs so this thing is going to be sick when she’s done!

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    I dug both SE-7’s that I had but the 25” scale just doesn’t work as well with a low B, so 26.5” scale fixes my only gripe with the previous SE 7 string offering! :yesway:
     
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    Hey guys, I know this is subjective,

    but for someone with very small hands who normally plays 24.75" 6-strings, do you think a 26.5" 7-string will feel uncomfortable?

    I've never tried anything over 25.5" and probably won't be able to test one out.
     
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    If you've tried and are okay with 25.5" I wouldn't think 26.5" would be a problem. Also, being in a major metro area like D.C. should make finding and playing one of these first pretty easy, I would think. That is essentially the home market for PRS.....
     
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    Try tuning your guitar a half-step up and transpose something to see how the stretch feels to you. Of course you won't have the typical "open cords" available, but it can give you an idea of what the extra reach will feel.

    But keep in mind that depending on how they build it, the nut could end up physically further from your body, and sometimes that extra reach can be tiring too, and that's harder to simulate by just up-tuning your guitar.

    And yeah, if you're in DC, hit up a Guitar Center. Most seem to have at least one Schecter 7 string with this 26.5" scale.
     
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    I too have very small hands, but I honestly find my 27 inch 8 string and 34 inch basses to be much more comfortable than the 25.5 and 24.75 inch guitars I had before. And the 29.4 inch Ibanez M80M and 35 inch Schecter basses I've played too for a while felt great.

    It's just a matter of neck profile IMO, stretches aren't as bad as some people make them out to be.
     
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    It's just a personal thing. I can get on fine with 27" personally, at least for how I use a guitar. But I cannot use a 35" bass for much. They feel ok until I try to do some faster popping/slapping stuff around the nut. I'm fine with 34" but a 35" immediately starts to hurt my wrist.
     
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    I wish the PRS had an ebony fretboard, it would be worth paying a little more for. That said, I still may pick one up, as it looks like a really nice guitar.
     
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    axepalace is doing a limited run of these with ebony fretboard, satin neck, and poplar burl (veneer).
     
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    Jesus they are fucking flirting HARD with more Mark Holcomb specs (minus the poplar burl, I know).
     
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    Put in a set of Alpha/Omega and you have what his sig would be minus the finish.
     
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    Oh wow, yeah they are. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Shame about the poplar burl... really can't stand that crap just looks like a bad piece of maple.
     
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