NGD - S7G Cobra

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Here is my first seven, a Cobra from Strictly 7 Guitars. The spec highlights:

26' 3/16" scale
black limba body
rock maple neck
macassar ebony fretboard
stainless frets
BKP Aftermaths in the neck and bridge

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The craftsmanship is excellent; it plays great and sounds great. It's on par with the other high end guitars I own/have owned. I am sold on customs, it was an all-around great experience.
 

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Congrat's, Jim's a great dude. Back when I was talking to him he said the old style headstock in a reverse was an option, I think. Wonder why no one ever goes with that? Love his guitars, hate the headstocks, lol.
 

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Not a fan of those headstocks, but I love the woods he uses. Congrats on a fantastic guitar.
 

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The front of it is very nice but I do agree the headstock isnt my thing. Also, how is that neck joint because thats a pretty wild set up on there!
 

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I am putting an order for one of these soon. I used to also hate that headstock but it grew on me and now I'm gonna use it for my own.
 

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Ha ha, the headstock does seem to pretty polarizing. What can I say, I like it.

The neck joint isn't uncomfortable for me. I have larger than average hands, maybe that's part of it. I have a JEM with a similar neck joint and another Ibanez with an AANJ - they all play the same for me.
 

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What exactly is it that people hate so hard about the headstock? I totally don't get it.
 

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looks great!
I like that HS better as a 3/4 but it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me.
I wish I had some cash to burn, i'd love to give one of these a try.
 

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I think the headstock is awesome, but if it were me, I would've moved the tuning pegs down a bit. but hell who cares that thing is gorgeous!
 

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I was going to get the reverse inline 7 on mine, but the more I stared at all the S7s and 8s he had put out, the 4x3 headstock grew on my and I started not liking the inline as much. That is when I changed mine.

Looks great dude! Congratulations!
 

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I was going to get the reverse inline 7 on mine, but the more I stared at all the S7s and 8s he had put out, the 4x3 headstock grew on my and I started not liking the inline as much. That is when I changed mine.

Looks great dude! Congratulations!

That's exactly what happened with me. They just grow on you.

Jim also does 3 over 4 headstocks.
 

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That's exactly what happened with me. They just grow on you.

Jim also does 3 over 4 headstocks.

I am such a rebel, I went 3 over 4 :lol: Everytime some company makes a different headstock there is an initial aversion to it, then you realize who the hell cares, every brand has their own for identity sake (except black machine, whose identity has been repeatedly stole by fanboys :lol:). Then after playing one you forget/get used to it, and then like every other guitar, it is just there. Dean V shaped headstocks, and any splitting headstock like that is an exception to all rules though. G&Ls are a fine example too, fender lovers tend to hate the 'tit', it looks great though.
 


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