Suggestions For 7 String That Don’t Look Like Swedish Death Metal

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  1. atracksler

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    I'm by no means a Swedish death metal guy, but looking for an extended range guitar that doesn’t break the bank, but also,doesn’t look like something purely heavy metal. I’m a jazz funk gospel player. Currently playing a strat and a steinberger.

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    Grab that Gibson Les Paul Standard 7 on Reverb so I don't have to. :lol:
     
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    PRS SVN

    I like Strandbergs too. I don't think they look very metal all the time. I have a non swirled Singularity and it--to me--just looks like a headless 7 string HSH strat with some ergo tweaks.
     
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    Not sure the price range you're talking about but there's non metal 7 strings over at Rondo Music. Well, there used to be a lot more, but at least they aren't all black : )
     
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    What's your budget?

    I think the EBMM JP models that aren't the Majesty model look fairly classy. The PRS mentioned above looks nice. Lots of companies make "strat" style 7-strings, too.
     
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    There's many Strat looking 7s out there. Eastman has a 7 Archtop in their lineup and they build really nice guitars.
     
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    Get a Strandberg if you like headless. But I should warn you, you'll be comfortably playing jazz/gospel/funk, thinking you're safe from the Swedish death metal and as soon as you hit the low B you accidentally tuned to drop G# that'll be it. Just save yourself the journey, get a ZIPHOS, Axe FX 3 and bow down to all mighty Djod.
     
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    agile texan, if you can find one anymore.
    perfect for spanky funk riffs.
     
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    Yeah, need a budget here. I was thinking of the KxK 7DC Semi-hollow on here and Reverb, if it's still around. I have one of the few made and it's exquisite for jazz and anything clean. That Carvin above looks nice as hell too, and a steal! PRS SE SVN or something like it too would be great. But yeah, need to know what budget you're shooting with.
     
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    Plenty of mid-sized luthiers have in-stock 7’s in a variety of shapes and styles. So you get a middle ground of more options but also an existing reputation.

    That said I think everyone offers at least one strat or tele shaped 7 string by this point.
     
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    That Carvin is sweet. Looking for maybe something in the 4-500 range....
     
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    agile, used ibby prestige, LTD, schecter. tons of stuff at that pricepoint both new and used
     
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    If you can swing it in any way, even if it means a week or two of ramen noodles...GET THAT CARVIN MAN O_O
     
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    The boss gave me the goahead on the carvin..... fingers crossed....
     
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    Ibanez AX7521 is a nice, inexpensive option. The cherry fudge finish is gorgeous too. It's been some time since I last looked into their prices, but solid examples were pretty easy to find for under $200.
     
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    I wish my boss would buy me sweet carvins
     
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