Advice for new 7 string guitar

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Sqrek, May 8, 2019.

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  1. Sqrek

    Sqrek SS.org Regular

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    Hello guys. I'm looking for a new 7 string guitar to replace my Jackson SCX7. I need something with 26.5 - 27 scale with budged about 1000 EUR. What I found intresting so far is: Ibanez RGIX 7 ALB, Schecter Reaper 7 (fan fret). Have someone tried these guitars? What do You think? Maybe there are some other guitars for this price worth checking?
     
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    Solar guitars are really well-done in my opinion. Most models are highly likely to beat anything at their price point.

    I own one and have no complaints with it.
     
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    There are quite a few budget 7 string guitars available and the Jackson JS22-7 Dinky is the most affordable 7 string I would suggest looking at. While there may be other cheaper options, I wouldn’t trust the quality of such a low priced guitar. It’s a very basic guitar as you would expect from the low price, but it’s enough to get started with 7 strings and see what all the fuss is about.
     
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    Thanks guys for response. It's not my first sevenstring. I need something that I would be satisfied with for a long time. It seems it may be hard with this budged. What about increasing a budged and geting for example Ormsby Hype GTR7? I heard good opiniones about Ormsby, and this one looks nice. Anything else worth checking in this price (1700 EUR)?
     
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    Sephiroth952 Ibby Fanboy

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    Well I just got one of these and I'm beyond satisfied!
    https://www.andertons.co.uk/guitar-...tb-7-string-electric-guitar-in-dark-tide-blue
     
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    Un1corn I love ShirokaneRinko

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    Ormsby is the killer of fanfretted guitars.If you are going to buy a multiscale guitar then ormsby should be your first choice.
    Their agressive fan is super comfortable and very good for down tuning.They perform well in standard tuning too.
    I have an Ormsby Hype 6 string,tuned to G#,feels nothing different from a 7 string except for losing a high D# string.
    Those guitars are made in Korea.There are some painting flaws but they don't affect playability and I don't care. It does not have the best build quality but definitely worth it.
    Their hardware is amazingly good.Hipshot USA hardware.
    The pickups are medium-low output for clarity,which are actually do a very nice job for modern metal/rock music.But those pickups are too modern so it's not the best to play vintage.
     
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    17 HUNDRED euros???

    Hell just shop the used market, you can get absolutely anything at that price point... fullbrand ESP, Jackson USA, Carvin/Kiesel, any Ibanez Prestige or Jcustom, boutiquey crazy Japanese brands, whatever...
     
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    A year ago I bought a Jackson BM-7 as a B-stock model for just under 1000 euro, you can find them secondhand in range og 1000-1500 euro. really solid 7 string with 27" scale!

    Love ormsby's but I think in Europe they are to expensive in my opinion, however I almost bought a TX twice, love those space tellies :)

    Other options:
    Chapman Guitars have some nice 26.5" sevens around 1000 euro:
    https://www.thomann.de/nl/chapman_guitars_ghost_fret_7_pro_lunar.htm
    https://www.thomann.de/nl/chapman_guitars_ml1_7_pro_modern_lunar.htm
    I played one, was quite nice

    As mationed before solar seems worth checking out.

    If you like ibanez the jack Bowen model JBM27 is also 26.5 inch

    I did play the schecter reaper shortly but was not to impressed, the C-7 Elite (26.5") however I found a really solid playing/feeling and sounding guitar, but is a little above your budget
    https://www.thomann.de/nl/schecter_c_7_sls_elite_afb.htm
     
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    Owner of an Ibanez JBM27 here. It's on par with my japanese Ibbies in terms of quality. With luck, you can find them used for around 750€.
    Probably not as good as Ornsby though :nutkick:
     

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