Custom Builders 7 String Guitars

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Moe110, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Moe110

    Moe110 SS.org Regular

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    Hey everyone,

    In around Sept/Oct im coming to the States from Australia and im seriously thinking about hitting up a builder over there for a custom 7 string. Just wondering if you lovely people could guide me in the direction of great builders in the areas of NY, LA, LV, SF and SEA?

    Any help in this would be amazing. Links would be sick. If your a builder yourself please PM me and we'll talk :metal:
     
  2. capoeiraesp

    capoeiraesp SS.org Regular

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    What you got against Aussie builders? :)
    Plenty of good USA builders though and I'm sure people with experience will chime in.
     
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    SamSam GAS problems

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    How long will you be there for? Builds usually take 6 to 24 months on average.
     
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    carvins are nice quality and semi-custom with about a 2-3 month build time.

    here is my list of all ERG builders I know of.
    Agile
    BlackMachine
    Carvin
    Chellee
    Conklin
    Crow Design
    Dean
    Emerald Guitars Acoustic 9 string multi-scale and 7 string
    Equilibrium Guitars
    ESP
    Etherial
    Framus
    Guerilla
    Halo
    Helios
    Ibanez
    Jackson
    LGM
    Manne
    Mayones Guitars
    Novax Guitars
    Oakland Axe Factory
    Oni
    Ran
    Stambaugh Designs
    Schecter Guitar Research
    Shamray
    Sherman
    Siggery
    Strandberg
    Strictly7
    The Illustrated Luthier Jesse Hall
    Teuffel
    Uva
    Vik
    Warr Guitar
    Wes Lambe
     
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    You forgot Rico
     
  7. Khoi

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    I don't think BRJ is a good choice for anyone right now
     
  8. Watty

    Watty Naturally Cynical

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    Myka's in West Seattle.

    Are you just talking about getting something started, or are you planning on staying until it's done? Regardless, I'm sure most guys would be willing to skype with you if you want a more "personal" spec'ing process...
     
  9. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    You're an aussie, get an Oni :agreed:

    Also LGM and The Illustrated Luthier are both out of business (Simms bought the LGM name and designs, but I wouldn't recommend him). Agile is not a custom builder and has no store front, they only sell direct by mail.

    KxK is missing from the list posted as well
     
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    Thanks I updated the list with those plus a few more.
    Agile - http://www.rondomusic.com/8StringGuitars.html
    B.C. Rich - http://bcrich.com/
    BlackMachine - http://www.blackmachine.net/
    Bowes Guitars - http://bowesguitars.com/
    Carvin - http://www.carvinguitars.com/customshop/sevenstring.php
    Chellee - http://chellee.com/
    Conklin - http://www.conklinguitars.com/
    Crow Design - http://www.petercrowdesign.com/
    Dean - http://www.deanguitars.com/
    Decibel Guitars - http://decibelguitars.com/
    Emerald Guitars - http://www.emeraldguitars.com/
    Equilibrium Guitars - http://www.eqguitars.com/
    ESP - http://www.espguitars.com/
    Etherial - http://www.etherial.com.au/
    Framus - http://www.framus.com/
    Guerilla - http://www.guerillaguitars.net/
    Guitar Logistics - http://www.guitar-logistics.com/
    Halo - http://www.haloguitars.com/
    Helios - http://www.heliosguitars.com/

    Ibanez - http://www.ibanez.com/7_8String/index.html
    Jackson - http://www.jacksonguitars.com/
    Jaden Rose Guitars - http://www.jadenroseguitars.com/
    KxK - http://kxkguitars.com/
    LGM - http://www.simscustomshop.com/
    Manne - http://www.manne.com/
    Mayones Guitars - http://www.mayones.com/
    Novax Guitars - http://novaxguitars.com/
    Oakland Axe Factory - http://www.oaklandaxefactory.com/
    Oni - http://www.oniguitars.com/
    Ran - http://www.ranguitars.com/
    Stambaugh Designs - http://www.stambaughdesigns.com/
    Schecter Guitar Research - http://www.schecterguitars.com/
    Shamray - http://www.shamray.net/
    Sherman - http://sherman-customs.com/
    Siggery - http://www.siggeryguitars.co.uk/
    Strandberg - http://www.strandbergguitars.com/
    Strictly7 - http://strictly7.com/
    Teuffel - http://www.teuffel.com/
    Uva -
    Vik - http://www.vikguitars.com/
    Warr Guitar - http://www.warrguitar.com/
    Wes Lambe - http://www.wlguitars.com/
     

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