Help me find a world-class seven string guitar.

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by AndiKravljaca, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. spudmunkey

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    It's likely that their website just hasn't yet been updated to reflect that they've all but fully phased out 7-string floyds. The K series even used a different Floyd than the Lee McKinney model (that one used a Graphtech bridge). There's no online builder for the K series, so someone has to manually edit the text and re-make the JPG that lists the bridge options and pricing on the K series page...which I have a feeling we'll see updated come January due to a new year pricing update.
     
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    Vigier Excalibur 7
     
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    One option could be an Aristides? They don't have flamed tops and the molded body shape is somewhat futuristic but otherwise they are considered high end stuff. I have not tried them though.

    After having several fancy looking superstrats with all the bells and whistles my guitar taste has turned solely towards playability and feeling, which i test by strumming how it vibrates. After having Ibbys, JP7 BFR, Carvin, Skervesen I found myself with two Fender Teles, shiet! I've become an old man....
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, this is exactly the stuff I wanted. It's easy to think Jackson/Ibanez/ESP, but I know the EU is full of small volume, great quality builders. I really appreciate the ideas!
     
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    I'd personally go for an Aristides or a Skervesen. Aristides has some funky designs, not really my thing, but I love everything else about them. Just can't get over the weird dents in the body.

    My Skervesen Raptor 7 build is almost complete, definitely check them out. They can make a guitar exactly like what you described in the OP.
     
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    Check out EUGG facebook group, there's plenty of high end stuff in sale.
     
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    In EU I would recommend Mayones guitars. If you want to go the custom route, there's Dylan from Daemoness if you're into super metal-looking stuff. If you feel a little more adventurous, can't recommend Toni Fayos from AFJ Guitars in Spain enough:
    http://www.afjguitars.com/indexIN.html

    Some pics:
    http://www.afjguitars.com/guitarrasIN.html

    Not sure if he's ever built a 7 string before, but I can tell you I brought my 7 string Custom Shop Jacksons to service and the guitars didn't seem the same after passing through his hands. He's one of the top dogs around here.
     
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    I owned one of these, and they are amazing guitars. However, the OP requested good upper fret access. The Vigier does not have this. I'd go with Mayones, I have not been that impressed by Jackson lately.
     
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    A lot of us have played a couple of these brands, but few of us have played all of them. Talk with Nick (@zimbloth on here) at the Axe Palace here in the US to get some insight, as well. He stocks a lot of these brands, and has played a lot of them. And, if you want to spec one out with a company he stocks, he could give you some tips.
     
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    Mayones definitely seems like safest bet to get all the things you want, especially since you are in Europe prices of them are much more reasonable there.
     
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    Although I completely agree, I'd like to give my opinion on why this is.

    If you live in Europe, chances are, there's a store in your country that has Mayones guitars. My country (The Netherlands) has one, at least. This means you get to try one before you buy one.
    Mayones also produces a lot more guitars every year than custom shops like Aristides, Skervesen, Daemoness and Vandermeij, which means you can probably pick one up rather than waiting 6-12 months before you get your product. I don't think any of these arguments make Mayones the superior instrument, but it's something for OP to take into consideration.

    Personally, hearing OP say he wants something really special, I would spec out a custom guitar from a reputable builder, and not settle for a high-end production line model. Nothing quite makes a guitar as special as speccing it out yourself and checking your mail every day praying for an update from the luthier :)
    This is all my opinion though. If you don't want to wait a long time, want to try before you buy, and can find a Mayones that you fall in love with, do it. They're awesome instruments, and (the Regius line at least) have never disappointed me.
     
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    I owned the Excalibur 6 string version and upper fret access seemed pretty good imo. Yes it’s got a heel, but I actually thought it was more accessible than my Ibanez with block heel. Maybe the Excalibur 7 don’t have quite as good fret access?
     
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    I owned the excalibur 6 and SL(still have the SL) they both have mediocre upper fret access compared to my jp6 and rg652.
     
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    ... so, are we there yet? Have the world class 7 stringer been found? Have anyone suggested Conklin yet?
     
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