Jump to content

Welcome to CustomsForge Forums
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account

Learn & Play Rocksmith!

Want to play the songs you love? Registration and the use of this website is 100% free.
The only thing you need is a legal copy of Rocksmith 2014 w/ a cable. Click here to buy it.
 
Having trouble logging in or registering? Please click "Support" below.



Photo

Planning To Purchase My First 7-String, Need Your Opinion!

- - - - - 7-String Guitar Purchase New Help

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1
Offline   HeliosSwarm

HeliosSwarm

    Beginner Guitarist

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Location:Ireland

Hey everyone, I've been planning to throw myself into the 7-string world for quite a while. I've recently formed a budget and I'm looking to purchase an "entry-tier" 7-string guitar that would be adequate in regards to price/performance. I've come across two models in particular and I'm willing to invest in one of them yet, I wish to hear you guys' opinions before I do so. Please find below the aforementioned models;

 

http://www.schecterg...reme-7-detail  

 

and

 

https://www.musician...ric-guitar.html

 

 

 

Any help would be much appreciated!   :plus1:

 

Cheers!



#2
Offline   JSJ

JSJ

    Master Guitarist

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 463 posts
  • 4 thanks
  • Location:Conroe, Tx

Best bet is to hit your local guitar shop and try them out first each one will have its own neck profile and play ability to your liking. If your on a budget look for a use 7 string I recently pickup a used Ibanez rg7421 off of Craigslist for $120 usd. Also I see alot of used Douglas 7 strings 727 for around 100 dollar mark never tried there guitars but for the price it would be worth a look.



#3
Offline   Rockfirstlast

Rockfirstlast

    Hall of Fame Guitarist

  • Charter
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,255 posts
  • 322 thanks

The second guitar you linked to was $25,000 that's quite a budget :)

 

Beware of muddy B-strings.  I agree you should test one out first.

 

I have a model kind of like this: http://www.rondomusi...ebcpflatbk.html

except with EMG pickups and probably a few other things

 

If you want to hear what it sounds like, I use it for (almost) all my playthrough vids:

https://www.youtube....wfbXSwviIqyZd6A

https://www.youtube....r/rockfirstlast



#4
Offline   MaZtoR

MaZtoR

    Great A'Tuin

  • Rocksmith Championship Organizer

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,632 posts
  • 69 thanks
  • Location:Sweden, Åhus

User's Awards

        

The second guitar you linked to was $25,000 that's quite a budget :)

 

Since its a Indian website I'm guessing its 25888 INR.   That's around 400$



#5
Offline   Rockfirstlast

Rockfirstlast

    Hall of Fame Guitarist

  • Charter
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,255 posts
  • 322 thanks

Ah, that's me being too Americentric.



#6
Offline   theoogy70

theoogy70

    Master Guitarist

  • Donator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 439 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • Location:Chicago suburbs

I have a Schecter 6-string bass, It's a high quality instrument. I assume their guitars are just as good.



#7
Offline   Rodman

Rodman

    AAA

  • Rocksmith Championship Organizer

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,339 posts
  • 254 thanks
  • Location:Klagenfurt, Austria

User's Awards

           

I have 2 Schecters and even the cheap one is a blast to play, i think you cannot go wrong there if you just have to shop online.

Of course - trying out would be safer!



#8
Offline   HeliosSwarm

HeliosSwarm

    Beginner Guitarist

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Location:Ireland

Just an heads up; I bought the Omen Extreme-7 and holy HELL, it's a great reference for a bang-for-the-buck guitar. There are some minor finishing issues here and there but, overall, i'm quite satisfied with the product. The pickups aren't the best either yet they certainly do their job quite adequately actually. 

 

The Schecter Omen Extreme-7, definitely would recommend...  :plus1: