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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  • Jackson X Series SLATHX3-7 Soloist Electric Guitar - Gloss Black Jackson X Series SLATHX3-7 Soloist Electric Guitar - Gloss Black
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    Jackson X Series SLATHX3-7 Soloist Electric Guitar -...
    2916171503

    Seven-String SLATHX 3-7 Arched Soloist™ Basswood Body Through-Body Maple Neck With Graphite Reinforcement for Superior Stability Direct Mounted Seymour Duncan® - Sentient (Neck) Seymour Duncan® - Nazgul (Bridge) Pickup Set Bound Compound-Radius (12”-16”) Dark Rosewood Fingerboard Piranha Pearloid Inlays 24 Jumbo Frets 26.5” Scale...

    $1,053.00 $1,599.00 -$546.00
  • Ibanex RG7221 WH 7 String Electric Guitar - White Ibanex RG7221 WH 7 String Electric Guitar - White
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    Ibanez RG7221 WH 7 String Electric Guitar - White
    9300217

    Poplar body GRG-7 Maple neck Rosewood fretboard with white dot inlay Infinity R pickups (Passive/Ceramic) Jumbo frets Fixed bridge

    $449.00 $579.00 -$130.00
  • Ibanez RG1027PBF 7 String Electric Guitar - Cerulean Blue Burst Ibanez RG1027PBF 7 String Electric Guitar - Cerulean Blue Burst
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    Ibanez RG1027PBF Premium 7 String Electric Guitar -...
    6042679

    By combining a stunning aesthetic with super durable components, high quality electronics and incredible design - the Ibanez RG1027PBF Premium 7 String 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 is proud to provide...

    $1,869.00 $2,599.00 -$730.00
  • 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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    LTD Stephen Carpenter Signature Tele 7 String Baritone...
    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!  ...

    $1,799.00 $2,499.00 -$700.00
  • Ibanez Prestige RGD3127 7 String Electric Guitar - Pearl White Flat
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    Ibanez Prestige RGD3127 7 String Electric Guitar - Pearl...
    6042748

    By combining a stunning aesthetic with super durable components, high quality electronics and incredible design - the Ibanez Prestige RGD3127 7 String 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 is proud to provide this...

    $2,899.00 $2,999.00 -$100.00
  • Schecter Hellraiser C-7 Passive 7 String Electric Guitar - Black Cherry Schecter Hellraiser C-7 Passive 7 String Electric Guitar - Black Cherry
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    Schecter Hellraiser C-7 Passive 7 String Electric Guitar...
    SCH1943

    Tuners - Schecter Locking Fretboard - Rosewood Neck Material - Mahogany 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods Inlays - Abalone 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...

    $1,799.00 $2,199.99 -$400.99
  • 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...

    $799.00 $1,199.00 -$400.00
  • ESP E-II TE-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Snow White
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    ESP E-II TE-7 7 String Electric Guitar - Snow White
    E2-TE7SW

    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 - Neck-Thru Scale - 25.5" Body - Alder Neck - Maple Fingerboard - Rosewood Fingerboard Radius - 350mm Nut Width - 305mm Nut Type - Bone Neck Contour - Thin U...

    $2,599.00 $3,499.00 -$900.00
  • Ibanez Iron Label RGIXL7 7 String Electric Guitar - Antique Brown Stained Low Gloss Ibanez Iron Label RGIXL7 7 String Electric Guitar - Antique Brown Stained Low Gloss
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    Ibanez Iron Label RGIXL7 7 String Electric Guitar -...
    6042826

    Neck - Nitro Wizard-7 XL 3 Piece Maple/Purpleheart Neck Body Wood - Ash Fretboard - Macassar Ebony Fret Size - Jumbo Number Of Frets - 24 Scale Length - 27" Bridge - Gibraltar Standard II-7 Neck Pickup - DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 Passive Ceramic Humbucker Bridge Pickup - DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 Passive Ceramic Humbucker Controls - Volume,...

    $1,399.00 $1,799.00 -$400.00
  • LTD M-17 7 String Model Electric Guitar | Black
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    LTD M-17 7 String Model Electric Guitar - Black
    LM-17BLK

    Construction Bolt-On-Neck Body Basswood Neck Maple Fingerboard Rosewood Neck Contour Thin U TOM Bridge Neck Pickup : ESP Designed LH-100N Bridge Pickup : ESP Designed LH-100B

    $349.00 $449.00 -$100.00
  • Ibanez Iron Label RGDIX7MPB 7 String Electric Guitar - Surreal Blue Burst Ibanez Iron Label RGDIX7MPB 7 String Electric Guitar - Surreal Blue Burst
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    Ibanez Iron Label RGDIX7MPB 7 String Electric Guitar -...
    6042534

    Nitro Wizard-7 3pc Maple/Bubinga Neck Poplar Burl Top/Layered Ash Body Birdseye Maple Fretboard Jumbo Frets Gibraltar Standard II-7 Bridge DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) Neck Pickup (Passive/Ceramic) DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) Bridge Pickup (Passive/Ceramic)

    $1,579.00 $1,799.00 -$220.00
  • 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

    $2,999.00 $3,899.00 -$900.00
  • ESP LTD TE-407 7 String Electric Guitar - Snow White Satin
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    ESP LTD TE-407 7 String Electric Guitar - Snow White Satin
    LTE-407SWS

    Bolt-on-neck construction 25.5” scale Mahogany body Maple neck Rosewood fretboard 350mm fretboard radius Thin U neck contour 22 XJ frets

    $1,399.00 $1,599.00 -$200.00
  • Ibanez Iron Label RGAIX7FM 7 String Electric Guitar - Transparent Grey Flat
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    Ibanez Iron Label RGAIX7FM 7 String Electric Guitar -...
    6042533

    Nitro Wizard-7 3pc Maple/Bubinga Neck Flamed Maple top/Mahogany Body Bound Ebony Fretboard Jumbo Frets Gibraltar Standard II-7 Bridge DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) Neck Pickup (Passive/Ceramic) DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) Bridge Pickup (Passive/Ceramic)

    $1,499.00 $1,899.00 -$400.00
  • Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK7Q HT 7 String Electric Guitar - Chlorine Burst Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK7Q HT 7 String Electric Guitar - Chlorine Burst
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    Jackson Pro Series DK7QHT Dinky 7 String Electric Guitar...
    2914132521

    Alder with Quilt Maple Top Body Gloss Body Finish Maple Neck 24 Jumbo Frets Black Plastic String Nut Ebony Fretboard Offset Dot Position Inlays Seymour Duncan® Nazgûl Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan® Sentient Neck Pickup HH Pickup Configuration

    $1,699.00 $2,299.00 -$600.00
  • 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)

    $729.00 $949.00 -$220.00
  • Jackson X Series Soloist SLAT7 MS Archtop 7 String Electric Guitar - Metallic Blue
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    Jackson X Series Soloist SLAT7 MS Archtop 7 String...
    2916172527

    7 String 1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Dark Rosewood Fingerboard Gloss Painted Neck Finish White Neck Binding EMG® 808 Neck and Bridge Pickups 25.5" - 27" Multi-Scale Length 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard 24 Jumbo Size Frets Jackson® 4+3 AT-1 Headstock 1.875"...

    $1,549.00 $1,999.00 -$450.00
  • LTD Viper-7 Black Metal Series 7 String Electric Guitar - Black Satin LTD Viper-7 Black Metal Series 7 String Electric Guitar - Black Satin
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    LTD Viper-7 Black Metal Series 7 String Electric Guitar -...
    LVP-1007BCBLKS

    Set Thru Construction at 25.5" Scale 3 Piece Mahogany Neck Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece/li> MacAssar Ebony No Inlay Fingerboard With 24 XJ Frets Glow-In-The-Dark Side Markers single volume knob Seymour Duncan Blackened Black Winter Pickup Newly-Designed Black Metal LTD Logo on the Headstock Based on the offset double-cutaway design of the...

    $2,199.00
  • 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”...

    $829.00 $999.99 -$170.99
  • 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...

    $3,199.00 $3,899.00 -$700.00
  • 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...

    $2,899.00 $3,899.00 -$1,000.00
  • 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 Multiscale 7 String Electric Guitar -...
    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...

    $1,899.00 $2,249.99 -$350.99
  • 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...

    $1,699.00 $2,199.00 -$500.00
  • Schecter Reaper 7 Multi Scale 7 String - Inferno Burst Schecter Reaper 7 Multi Scale 7 String - 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...

    $1,899.00 $2,249.99 -$350.99