7 String Guitars

7 String Guitars

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In this modern day and age of guitar technology - there are many innovative players and genres that are constantly pushing the boundaries of guitar performance and technique - as such, guitar manufacturers are in turn producing new and exciting instruments to accompany them!

Why add extra strings?

The purpose of adding an extra string/s to your instrument is not to confuse and baffle (although that may well be the case at first) - but to provide an expanded sonic range that your guitar is capable of producing and that you, the player, is capable of exploring.

I already have a 6 string with heavy gauge strings - why can't I just downtune that?

Jackson SLATXSD3-7 Trans PurpleMost Electric Guitars come built with a 24.75" (Les Pauls, SGs) or 25.5" (Stratocasters) Scale Length which is the distance between the Nut and the Bridge of the guitar. A 7 or 8 string guitar will typically be engineered to have an extended scale length ranging from anywhere between 25.5" to 30" depending on manufacturer and build. As stated - many 6 string guitars will have a 25.5" scale, however tuning down on that will in turn sacrifice the range for your lead work on the 1st string.

Scale Lengths

The two main aspects that differing scale lengths influence are overall feel of the strings and intonation. A longer scale length will generally provide more tension and a 'punchy' feel, whilst a shorter scale length will give you less tension and a looser feel. Similar to how you would normally associate a Les Paul with more of a 'beefy' sound whilst a Strat would provide a bit more 'twang'. In regards to intonation, which is how in-tune your string stays the further you go up the neck, typically the longer your scale length the better your string will stay in tune (given that it is setup correctly). Of course there are many players that swear by downtuning a 24.75" guitar, however a longer scale length can help!

All About Nuts!

Another unfortunate pitfall of tuning a standard 6 string down is that the nut (what the strings sit in at the join between the neck headstock) slots may not be built to handle the added thickness and tension that thicker strings will inevitably add. The last thing you want is a broken nut in the studio or even worse, on stage! A 7 string nut will have a wider string slot and likely a wider tuning post hole to accomodate a thicker string which will eliminate needing to irreverisbly modify your beloved 6 string.

Know Your Tone

One other aspect to consider is that 7 and 8 string guitars will often have Pickups specifically voiced for lower tunings. A 6 string downtuned may often sound muddy and get lost in the mix, whilst the pickups designed for the job will ensure that your carefully crafted tone is not lost and that it maintains clarity.

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Like any guitar, there is no wrong or right way to go about it, as at the end of the day your fingers and ears like what they feel and hear. But getting the right gear for the right job can always help!

 

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  • ESP E-II Horizon FR-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Black
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    ESP E-II Horizon FR-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Black
    E2-HRZFR7BLK

    Neck-thru construction 25.5" Scale Alder Body 3 piece Maple Neck Ebony Fingerboard with 305mm radius Floyd Rose Original bridge EMG 707 pickups (neck and bridge) 24 XJ Frets Black Hardware Gotch Locking Tuners

    $2,995.00 $3,899.00 -$904.00
  • Ibanez RG7421 7 String Electric Guitar - Walnut Flat Ibanez RG7421 7 String Electric Guitar - Walnut Flat
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    Ibanez RG7421 7 String Electric Guitar - Walnut Flat
    9300249

    Wizard II-7 3pc Maple Neck Mahogany Body Rosewood Fretboard Jumbo Frets White Dot Inlay Quantum (H) Neck Pickup (Passive/Ceramic) Quantum (H) Bridge Pickup (Passive/Ceramic)

    $779.00 $999.00 -$220.00
  • LTD Stephen Carpenter Signature Tele 7 String Baritone Electric Guitar - Green Sparkle LTD Stephen Carpenter Signature Tele 7 String Baritone Electric Guitar - Green Sparkle
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    ESP LTD Stephen Carpenter Signature Tele 7 String...
    LSCT-607BGSP

    Stephen Carpenter is a name that needs no introduction to fans of Downtuned, Heavy music. By combining fantastic quality components such as a set of Fishman Fluence SRC Signature Active Pickups and a String Thru Hipshot Bridge and more - the SC-607 Baritone has the tone, style and feel to make any rig complete. Now available from Sound Centre!  ...

    $2,549.00 $3,199.00 -$650.00
  • Schecter Demon-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Aged Black Satin Schecter Demon-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Aged Black Satin
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    Schecter Demon-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Aged Black Satin
    SCH3662

    Tuners - Schecter Fretboard - Wenge Neck Material - Maple Inlays - Grey Pearloid Gothic Crosses Scale - 26.5” (673mm) Neck Shape - Thin ‘C’ Thickness - @ 1st Fret- .787” (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866” (22mm) Frets - 24 X-Jumbo Fretboard Radius - 16” (406mm) Nut - Graph Tech XL Black Tusq Nut Width - 1.889”...

    $995.00 $1,299.99 -$304.99
  • Ibanez RGMS7 Multiscale 7 String Electric Guitar - Black Ibanez RGMS7 Multiscale 7 String Electric Guitar - Black
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    Ibanez RGMS7 Multiscale 7 String Electric Guitar - Black
    6042750

    The Ibanez RGMS7 was designed with the modern player in mind. With a sleek, super comfortable neck profile combined with crushing pickups and a striking aesthetic - this beautiful instrument is sure to facilitate whatever sounds you try and create. Available now at Sound Centre  Neck Type - Wizard III-7 for Multi Scale 5pc Maple/Walnut Body...

    $995.00 $1,299.00 -$304.00
  • ESP E-II Horizon FR-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Black Turquoise Burst ESP E-II Horizon FR-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Black Turquoise Burst
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    ESP E-II Horizon FR-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Black...
    E2-HRZ7QMTBB

    Receive a complementary Restring and Setup to your desired specifications with this stunning guitar to ensure it plays as excellently as possible just for you.Construction - Set-Thru Scale - 25.5" Body - Mahogany Top - Quilted Maple Neck - 3pc Maple Fingerboard - Ebony Fingerboard Radius - 305mm Finish - Black Turquoise Burst Nut...

    $3,195.00 $3,899.00 -$704.00
  • ESP E-II M-II-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Dark Brown Natural Burst ESP E-II M-II-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Dark Brown Natural Burst
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    ESP E-II M-II-7 Spalted Maple 7 String Electric Guitar -...
    E2-M27NTDBNB

    Simple yet classy, the E-II M-II-7 in Dark Brown Natural Burst from ESP's 2018 lineup gives 7 String players the love with an incredibly designed instrument that can keep up with the demanding specifications that the modern guitarist requires. A Hipshot bridge combined with Gotoh hardware, a set of Bare Knuckle Warpig 7ST high output humbuckers and an...

    $3,195.00 $3,899.00 -$704.00
  • Schecter Reaper 7 Multiscale 7 String Electric Guitar - Charcoal Black Schecter Reaper 7 Multiscale 7 String Electric Guitar - Charcoal Black
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    Schecter Reaper 7 Multi Scale 7 String - Charcoal Black
    SCH1509

    From the global force to be reckoned with for all things high performance comes the Schecter Reaper 7 Multiscale!Crafted to top tier standard with Schecter's very own Diamond Decimator pickups as well as an incredibly comfortable Ultra Thin 'C' neck profile, a Swamp Ash topped with a stunning Burl body as well as a Hipshot bridge as well as a 25.5" to...

    $1,799.00 $2,499.99 -$700.99
  • Ibanez Axion Label RGD71ALMS 7 String Electric Guitar - Black Aurora Burst Matte Ibanez Axion Label RGD71ALMS 7 String Electric Guitar - Black Aurora Burst Matte
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    Ibanez Axion Label RGD71ALMS 7 String Electric Guitar -...
    6042838

    Neck - Nitro Wizard 7 5-Piece Panga Panga/Walnut Neck Body Wood - Nyatoh Fretboard - Macassar Ebony with White Step Off-Set Dot Inlay Fret Size - Jumbo with Sub Zero Treatment Number Of Frets - 24 Scale Length - 25.5" - 27" Bridge - Mono-rail Bridge Neck Pickup - Fishman Fluence Modern Active Ceramic Humbucker Bridge Pickup - Fishman...

    $1,829.00 $2,399.00 -$570.00
  • Schecter Reaper 7 Multi Scale 7 String - Satin Inferno Burst Schecter Reaper 7 Multi Scale 7 String - Satin Inferno Burst
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    Schecter Reaper 7 Multi Scale 7 String - Satin Inferno Burst
    SCH1511

    Blazing from the depths of riff hell comes the unparalleled Schecter Reaper 7 Multi Scale 7 String in classy Satin Inferno Burst!Sporting a set of crushing Schecter Diamond Decimator Humbucking pickups as well as 24 Narrow Extra Jumbo Frets on a Maple/Walnut Multi-Ply Carbon Fiber Reinforced Neck to facilitate the gnarliest of riffs and the fastest of...

    $1,849.00 $2,499.99 -$650.99
  • Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash HT7 7 String - Baked Blue Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash HT7 7 String - Baked Blue
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    Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash HT7 7 String -...
    2910001527

    Celebrate a new era of High Performance Jackson craftsmanship with the Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash HT7 in Baked Blue.Equipped with a set of crushing Fishman Fluence Open Core for maximum tonal prowess while maintaining all clarity, this 26.5" scale length riff machine is set to take the world by storm and your playing to the next level.Pick...

    $2,199.00 $2,899.00 -$700.00
  • Ibanez Premium RG1127PBFX 7 String - Caribbean Islet Flat Ibanez Premium RG1127PBFX 7 String - Caribbean Islet Flat
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    Ibanez Premium RG1127PBFX 7 String - Caribbean Islet Flat
    6043030

    By combining a stunning aesthetic with super durable components, high quality electronics and incredible design - the Ibanez Premium RG1127PBFX 7 String in gorgeous Caribbean Islet Flat provides the modern day player with everything that they need to suit any playing situation. Whether you're rehearsing, on the road or even in the studio - Sound Centre...

    $2,149.00 $2,799.00 -$650.00
  • Ibanez Iron Label RGIXL7 7 String - Black Flat Ibanez Iron Label RGIXL7 7 String - Black Flat
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    Ibanez Iron Label RGIXL7 7 String - Black Flat
    6043034

    Been waiting for the right production Baritone 7 with all the right features? The Iron Label RGIXL7 in Black Flat from Ibanez is here! Whether you're touring the world or jamming at home, the RGIXL7 is built with one thing in mind - total downtuned domination.  Neck - Nitro Wizard-7 XL 3 Piece Maple/Purpleheart Body Wood - Nyatoh Fretboard - Ebony...

    $1,549.00 $1,999.00 -$450.00
  • LTD Stephen Carpenter Signature Tele 7 String Baritone Electric Guitar - Green Sparkle LTD Stephen Carpenter Signature Tele 7 String Baritone Electric Guitar - Green Sparkle
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    ESP LTD M-1007 Multi-Scale 7 String - See Thru Black Satin
    LM-1007MSBLKS

    When it comes to serious riffing on a downtuned instrument, the ESP LTD M-1007 Multi Scale 7 String is built to facilitate just that with style, tone and ease. With a set of absolutely crushing Seymour Duncan Sentient/Nazgul Passive pickups and an extended scale length perfect for downtuned intonation, this guitar means serious business for the modern...

    $1,899.00 $2,239.00 -$340.00
  • ESP LTD M-1007HT 7 String - Black Fade ESP LTD M-1007HT 7 String - Black Fade
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    ESP LTD M-1007HT 7 String - Black Fade
    LM-1007HTBPBLKF

    When it comes to serious riffing on a downtuned instrument, the ESP LTD M-1007HT 7 String is built to facilitate just that with style, tone and ease. With a set of absolutely crushing Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucking pickups for tonal versatility and absolute clarity even under the highest gain, this guitar means serious business for the modern player!...

    $2,049.00 $2,599.00 -$550.00
  • Ibanez R7221QA 7 String Electric Guitar - Transparent Black Sunburst Ibanez R7221QA 7 String Electric Guitar - Transparent Black Sunburst
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    Ibanez GRG7221QA 7 String Electric Guitar - Transparent...
    6043073

    Patterned after the RG, the legendary Ibanez metal monster, the GRG is the affordable gateway to that same combination of speed, fury and expression. This GRG’s Poplar body with Quilted Maple Art Grain top is cloaked in a high gloss finish and complemented by a Purpleheart fretboard equipped with string-bending-friendly jumbo frets. Proprietary Infinity...

    $479.00 $629.00 -$150.00
  • ESP LTD MH-17 7 String Electric Guitar - Black
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    ESP LTD MH-17 7 String Electric Guitar - Black
    LMH-17KITBLK

    The LTD 10 Series is designed for beginners and players on a tight budget who still want a solid instrument for the money. The MH-17 includes both an excellent starter guitar with seven strings, and a gig bag so you’ll be able to take your instrument to lessons, or out to your friends’ homes for fun jams.Seven-string guitars are great for modern music...

    $399.00 $469.00 -$70.00
  • Jackson JS22-7 Series Dinky Arch Top 7 String with Amaranth Fingerboard - Gloss Black Jackson JS22-7 Series Dinky Arch Top 7 String with Amaranth Fingerboard - Gloss Black
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    Jackson JS22-7 Series Dinky DKA Arch Top 7 String - Gloss...
    2910142503

    Seven-string fans looking for a guitar that is as sleek and deadly as it is affordable will find everything they need with the JS Series Dinky™ Arch Top JS22-7 DKA HT. This beastly axe features a 26.5” scale length for better low-end articulation, a lightweight and resonant poplar body with an arched top and a bolt-on maple neck with graphite...

    $419.00 $549.00 -$130.00
  • Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash HT6 - Baked Red Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash HT6 - Baked Red
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    Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash HT6 - Baked Red
    2910001552

    Celebrate a new era of High Performance Jackson craftsmanship with the Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash HT6 in Baked Red.Equipped with a set of crushing Fishman Fluence Open Core for maximum tonal prowess while maintaining all clarity, this absolute beast of a riff machine is set to take the world by storm and your playing to the next level.Pick...

    $1,995.00 $2,699.00 -$704.00
  • Schecter C-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Silver Mountain Schecter C-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Silver Mountain
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    Schecter C-7 Multiscale 7 String Electric Guitar - Silver...
    SCH1462

    Body Material: Mahogany Body Finish: Gloss Colour: Black, Silver Neck Material: 3 Piece Mahogany With Carbon Fibre Reinforcement Rods Neck Shape: Thin C Radius: 16" Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Inlay: Lines Number of Frets: 24 Extra Jumbo Stainless Steel Scale Length: 25.5" - 27" Nut Width: 1.889" Nut Material: Graphite...

    $2,549.00 $3,299.99 -$750.99