Best guitar for down-tuning?

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  1. Brock Bowman

    Brock Bowman more sweep picking

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    Hey!

    So I'm looking for a new guitar specifically for recording. All I'm really looking for is a good guitar suitable for low drop e tuning, preferably a seven string but I'm not opposed to six! I'm just not looking to spend the money on an eight.

    Any suggestions on what type?
     
  2. donzilla

    donzilla SS.org Regular

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    Agile makes a 28 in scale with a fixed bridge that might work for that kinda stuff.
     
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    asopala SS.org Regular

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    Schecter also makes a 30 inch baritone 6 string that is tuned an octave down from a standard guitar from the factory. You could really put any strings on it to get Drop E.
     
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    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    Kittenflower SS.org Regular

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    Ibanez also has the SRC6 which is a really GREAT guitar/bass thing, also at 30 inch.
     
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    teamSKDM SS.org Regular

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    Ibanez m80m is a tone monster. 29.4 scale and swamp ash body and lundgren m8 pup, if you do decide to go 8 string. If not agile does make 30 inch 7s i believe
     
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    facepalm66 The Master of Joints

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    longer scale = better tension low tuned = clearer notes = well defined sound and tone.
    Wood also plays important a role, so find out what you like.
    Also fresh quality strings.

    But there is no such thing as "best guitar"...
    It depends on how much cash you are able to spend. Mind that 6 string - and even 7 string - guitars are not as common with exceptionally long scales as, let's say, 8+ stringers go.
     
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    Warmoth makes 6 and 7 string 28-5/8" scale baritones. Could be a fun little project. I put together a Warmoth bass. Great quality.
     

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