First Sevenstring guitar

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by DH46, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. DH46

    DH46 Active Member

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    Hey

    I've been looking into the prospect of getting a sevenstring guitar in the next few months and was looking for some advice as to what to look out for.

    I'd rather by used so i can get a much better guitar for my money and i'd like to not spend more than £500 if thats possible.

    Any help appreciated
     
  2. devolutionary

    devolutionary No longer 7-less

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    Second hand Japanese Ibanez RG is usually a good pick for starting out. I don't know what the second hand market is like in the UK though.
     
  3. DH46

    DH46 Active Member

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    Not sure what its like actually but i'd imagine it's ok in london where i am. Yeah i'm keeping my eyes peeled for something like a rg1527 etc, was more wondering what other brands i should look out for for a similar price
     
  4. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Scoop the Mids and Chug

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    Find you a good ibby
     
  5. Cloudy

    Cloudy Wood Labs

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    Ibbys are great to start on.
     
  6. decreebass

    decreebass ...Mulva?

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    And herein lies the problem; find yourself a used Carvin or Mayones. If a guitar is a good one to start on, it might not grow with you. But if you can drop a LITTLE more cash up front, you won't go through 30 cheap guitars before you finally get that nice guitar that you won't replace every few months or year.

    My first 7-banger was an Ibanez RG7321 and yes; it's a good STARTING 7-string. One of the upsides to cheap axes like that is that you can modify them without any remorse cause even if you dick it up, you only spent a couple hundy on it.

    God luck in your search. Check Craigslist for a Carvin - or even a higher end Ibby. Carvin has a 7-string DC727 in stock right now that's only like $900 USD, so not far beyond your $500 GBP mark... If you got a parent or sibling or sugah mama that can lend you the extra, there's no reason not to go for it.

    Cheers, mate!
     
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    Symbol Well-Known Member

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    Check out the LTD Alex wade signature!

    i bought it as my first 7 and never regret it.
     
  8. poopyalligator

    poopyalligator Dr.Poopyalligator

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    Used rg7420 or 7620. Definitely the best way to start on a 7 at a reasonable price.
     
  9. 9unslin9er

    9unslin9er Well-Known Member

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    It really depends on what guitars you've grown used to playing, and what style of music you'll be playing.

    Are you a Strat player? Les Paul/Explorer player? Ibanez RG/S player?

    Are you going to be playing songs mostly in standard tuning? Or are you going to be downtuning?

    Ibanez, ESP, Jackson, and Schecter (to name a few) all have instruments in the budget you stated, and all have amazing intermediate instruments at that price point, but they feel drastically different.
     
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    vbvxnnczhuang Banned

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    Find you a good ibby [​IMG]
     
  11. zechah

    zechah SS.org Regular

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    Sterling JP70
     
  12. seven-eleven

    seven-eleven SS.org Regular

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    I agree with 9unslin9er go with what your used to but
    Don't rule out other guitars.

    I was playing an Ibanez a 90s rg570 Mij before
    I got my first 7 string and ended up getting a esp
    Ltd Sc-607 I had never played an esp before and
    Just fell in love with the neck after this I realised I
    Prefered the esp 6 strings aswell.

    I guess what I'm trying to Say is if you have only really played a couple of different guitars go to a few stores
    And try a heap of different styles and find what fits you.
     
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    I know this isn't the place... but I have a 1527 w/ EMG 707s for sale.

    I'm only selling because my flat is tiny and I own too many guitars... I love this guitar to pieces, it was my first seven. PM me for more details if you're interested, I can also send you photos.
     
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    Pm'd
     

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