The Best 7 String Guitars - $200 to $2000

The Highest Rated 7 String Guitars

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You might think that with the popularity of downtuned heavy music these days that the 7 string guitar was a fairly recent invention. The idea of adding an extra string to the 6 string guitar dates back as far as the Renaissance period. However, 7 String Electric guitars are a more recent development. There have been custom made 7 string electric guitars since the late 1970s but they added a high "A" string instead of the modern Low "B" string.

The Ibanez UV7 Universe was the first mass produced 7 String Electric guitar. Released in 1990, it was made as a signature guitar for then-Whitesnake guitarist, Steve Vai.

Metal bands would soon discover the dense tonality of the Low "B" string and tune it down even further such as the case with bands like Korn and Meshuggah. Tony MacAlpine is also known for his experimentation with 7 String Electrics on his solo albums and studio session work ranging from Jazz Fusion to Metal, giving the 7-String guitar some applications outside of Rock and Metal.

Choosing the right 7 Stringer depends on a few factors and most people tend to want different things out of an extended range instrument. If you want to learn more about what you may want to look for, head to the Things to Consider section below.

Ready to add more range to your playing? Read on.

The Best 7 String Guitars

Author & Contributors

Raphael PulgarRaphael Pulgar

An audio engineer of nearly 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.

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Ibanez Gio GRG7221M

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$200
Ibanez Gio GRG7221M 7 String Electric Guitar

The GIO line is Ibanez's budget line composed of offshore-constructed guitars (usually Indonesia) aimed towards the beginning guitarist.

The current GRG7221M differs from the previous version as it now has a Maple fingerboard.

It is equipped with a fixed bridge, Ibanez Infinity R Humbuckers and finished in a gloss Metallic Light Blue.

Specifications

  • Body: Poplar
  • Finish: Metallic Light Blue
  • Bridge: Ibanez F107 Fixed Bridge
  • Pickups: Infinity R Humbuckers
  • Neck: Maple (Bolt-on "C" shape)
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75"
  • Frets: 24 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.889"
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 5-way blade pickup switch

Pros

Given the general expectation that the Ibanez GIO line consists of beginner's guitars with historically less than stellar quality, users were surprised to feel such a well made guitar at the price. Forums were abuzz about the GRG7221M being a great modding platform.

Cons

The neck feels a bit cheaper than Ibanez's usual offerings. Electronics are also cheap and the pickups could be better for a stock guitar. Needs a string change and professional setup from the box.

Overall

The GRG7221M presents a great value for the beginning 7 string user or someone who wants to trick it out with mods. With a proper setup, it can be made to play as well as other guitars costing twice as much.

Jackson JS22-7 DKA HT Archtop 7

91
GEARANK

91 out of 100. Incorporating 425+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$200
Jackson JS22-7 DKA HT Archtop 7 String Electric Guitar

The Jackson JS22-7 DKA HT Archtop 7 is an affordable 7 string guitar with a slightly longer 26.5" Scale length for better tension and stability for lower tunings.

It features a bolt on maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods as well as a compound radius rosewood fretboard for better playability down low and no risk of fretting out big bends up top.

Pickups are Jackson high output humbucking pickups with a 3-way selector switch, 1 volume and 1 tone knob.

Specifications

  • Body: Poplar
  • Finish: Satin Black
  • Bridge: Jackson HT7 Fixed Bridge
  • Pickups: Jackson High Output Humbuckers
  • Neck: Maple (Bolt-on "C" shape)
  • Scale Length: 26.5”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: Compound 12–16"
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.875"
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way pickup switch

Pros

Users note the slightly narrower width at the nut aided in adapting their playing style from 6 string to 7 string. For the price, there was not much to complain about. The neck was said to have a nice feeling profile that's not too flat at the back unlike Ibanez necks. The pickups were said to be adequately good and given the price and build, it's feasible to use the guitar as a modding platform.

Cons

Setup out of the box was noted to be bad. For this, it's recommended you get your new guitar professionally set up. Although some retailers offer good setup and checking, a professional luthier can help set up your instrument to your preferences. The square neck heel turned some off.

Overall

Looking for an affordable 7 string with a stable neck and solid feel (with the right setup)? The JS22-7 DKA HT Archtop 7 is a great gateway to extended range instruments.

Ibanez RG7421PB

91
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91 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$500
Ibanez RG7421PB 7 String Electric Guitar

The RG shape is one of the most recognizable body shapes in the industry. Building on this time tested and aggressive looking shape, Ibanez outfits the RG7421PB with a solid fixed bridge and two Quantum Ceramic Humbuckers.

The Wizart II-7 Profile has a flat and thin shape to facilitate fast playing. The Jatoba fingerboard provides a solid attack with good, warm sounding sustained notes.

Aesthetically, the RG7421PB Comes in a stunning Sapphire Blue Flat finish that won't look out of place when applied to custom boutique guitars costing several times more.

Specifications

  • Body:Mahogany with Poplar Burl top
  • Finish: Sapphire Blue Flat
  • Bridge: Fixed Bridge 7
  • Pickups: Quantum Ceramic Humbuckers (Neck and Bridge)
  • Neck: 3-piece Maple (Wizard II-7 Profile)
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Jatoba
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75"
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.89"
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way blade pickup switch

Pros

"Jazz to funk to Djent, this guitar does it all" says one reviewer. And it's a sentiment that seems echoed in other reviews. Users praise the guitar's versatility both tonally and aesthetically. One user noted that he could even use his guitar in his local Church without looking out of place. The stock pickups were surprisingly good according to a few owners and they felt that a pickup swap wasn't necessary from the get go.

Cons

For the price, not much. Some have experienced scratchy electronics from the box but nothing a spray of contact cleaner can't fix.

Overall

It's hard not to recommend the RG7421PB. It may have very basic features but they come together in a guitar that is better than the sum of its parts. Get it if you want a modestly priced 7 string that punches above its weight.

(Note that the current run of this model is offered only in the Sapphire Blue Flat Finish.)

Schecter Hellraiser C-7

91
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91 out of 100. Incorporating 70+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$999
Schecter Hellraiser C-7 7 String Electric Guitar

The Schecter Hellraiser C-7 has been in production for a while now but still is one of Schecter's most popular models.

Featuring a mahogany body and set-in 3 piece mahogany neck with Schecter's signature C neck profile that's just big enough to fill out the hands without getting in the way.

A pair of EMG 707tw Humbuckers gives the Hellraiser C-7 a powerful but tight voice for high gain applications while being clean enough for ambient and delayed soundscapes with the coil tap.

Specifications

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish:Gloss White
  • Bridge: TonePros TOM bridge, string-thru-body
  • Pickups: EMG Active 707tw Humbucker (Neck and Bridge)
  • Neck: 3-piece Mahogany (Set Neck "C" shape)
  • Scale Length: 26.5"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16”
  • Frets: 24 X-Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.889"
  • Controls: 2 x volume (coil-tap), 1 x tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way blade pickup switch

Pros

People are consistently amazed by the Hellraiser C-7's build quality and upon extensive research, there have only been a few cases of any flaws like minor millimeter-sized finish specks. The EMG707TW loaded onto the guitar gets praise for its surprising versatility as Active pickups usually get a bad rep at clean tones. The 707tw's coil tap enable it to mellow down and provide great cleans for arpeggiated chords with delay and reverb.

Cons

There can be variance of weight even in the same model. Some units tend to be heavy, which is a common complaint with Schecter neck through models. Others didn't get along with the neck profile, which many note were thicker than what they're used to. The pickups also weren't to the taste of some.

Overall

The Hellraiser C-7 gets a lot of things right for the most amount of people. With its excellent build quality, versatile tone and class aesthetic, you'd be hard pressed to find a better, more consistently built 7 string guitar at this price range.

Schecter C-7 FR-S Apocalypse

94
GEARANK

94 out of 100. Incorporating 30+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$1369
Schecter C-7 FR-S Apocalypse 7 String Electric Guitar

At publication time this was the Highest Rated Regular-Scale 7-String Electric Guitar Under $2000.

Even though the instrument is getting quite popular in today's heavy music scene, it's still rare to see a floating tremolo bridge on a 7 string guitar even though the first production 7 string, the Ibanez Universe had one.

The Schecter C-7 FR-2 Apocalypse is equipped with a Floyd Rose 1500 Series Tremolo as well as a Sustainiac pickup in the neck position. The Sustainiac is an active electronic pickup that makes your notes sustain indefinitely.

Couple these specs with neck-through construction and you have an extended range instrument fit for crushing low notes with infinite sustain for leads and drones.

Specifications

  • Body: Swamp Ash
  • Finish: "Red Reign" color-shifting finish, Natural back and neck
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose 1500 Series Tremolo
  • Pickups: Schecter USA Apocalypse Humbucker (Bridge), Sustainiac Pickup (Neck)
  • Neck: 5-ply Maple/Bubinga ( Neck-through Thin C )
  • Scale Length: 26.5"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"-16" compound
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.889"
  • Controls: 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 1 x intensity, 2-way on/off Sustainiac switch, 3-way Sustainiac mode switch
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way blade pickup switch

Pros

The guitar gets a lot of praise for its build quality and features. The Floyd Rose 1500 is often cited as a favorite among floating bridge aficionados, even buying them aftermarket to replace stock trems. This one comes with it so a lot of people are happy to see such a good quality trem system on the guitar. One of the drawbacks with floating trem systems is the compromise of sustain. To counteract this, Schecter cleverly spec'ed the guitar with a Sustainiac pickup to not only extend the sustain, but make it run indefinitely. This was seen as a great move by many users who bought and enjoy the guitar. There was also praise for the fretwork consistent between reviewers.

Cons

A common complaint about Schecter guitars is their weight. . Some models reach up to 8-9lbs. The inlay design felt a bit too much for some.

Overall

The Schecter C-7 FR-S Apocalypse is as feature rich as it is a mouthful of a model name to say out loud. That being said, it's a lot of guitar for just the right amount of money. Get it if your playing style involves a lot of heavy riffs AND sustained leads.

Ibanez Prestige RG752AHM

91
GEARANK

91 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$1700
Ibanez Prestige RG752AHM 7 String Electric Guitar

It's become sort of an inside joke among ERG enthusiasts to automatically respond with "get a Prestige" to people asking for guitar recommendations. It's probably the best way to put to light the quality and craftsmanship that the Ibanez Prestige line offers. Each Ibanez Prestige instrument is handcrafted by a select team in Ibanez' Fujigen plant and carefully inspected for flaws several times over.

The RG752AHM has an ash body with a maple and wenge neck. The neck itself has a 24-fret birdseye maple fingerboard with black dot position markers and Gotoh tuners.

It also features the universally praised Lo-Pro Edge 7 double locking tremolo bridge. Rounding out the specs are two DiMarzio PAF7 humbucking pickups.

Specifications

  • Body: Ash
  • Finish: Royal Plum Burst
  • Bridge: Lo-Pro Edge 7 tremolo
  • Pickups: DiMarzio PAF 7 humbucker (Neck and Bridge)
  • Neck: Maple Wizard-7 shape)
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius:16.9"
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.889"
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector:5-way blade pickup switch

Pros

The first thing users praise about the RG752AHM is the build quality. Aside from some reviews that mention unfortunate shipping and handling problems, the almost universal praise for the craftsmanship is probably the most commonly mentioned plus. The neck is also noted to be thin but comfortable without overbearing "shoulders" on the profile. Just enough to leverage big bends while still enabling fast playing. The pickups were noted to be an odd choice for a 7 string as many are equipped with high output pickups for metal. The RG752AHM has a pair of low output Dimarzio Paf 7 pickups which have a sparkling clean sound and an almost single-coil like distorted sound.

Cons

Others wanted more finish colors. The Prestige line is notorious for having bland finish variations compared to their lower priced siblings.

Overall

If you're looking for a 7 string that is versatile enough to play anything from sparkling cleans to the thickest sludge metal and everything in between, the RG752AHM is the guitar to get.

Multiscale

Ibanez RGMS7

88
GEARANK

88 out of 100. Incorporating 50+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$500
Ibanez RGMS7 7-String Electric Guitar

The Ibanez RGMS7 is a straightforward multiscale 7 string guitar with Ibanez's own individually isolated Mono-rail bridge assembly for better string-to-string separation.

A pair of specially designed Ibanez Array 7 MS Humbuckers occupy the neck and bridge pickup slots. A 5-way pickup selector switch enables in-between sounds and coil tapping for added versatility.

The body is made of Nyatoh and the neck is 5-piece Maple/Walnut with a Jatoba fingerboard.

Specifications

  • Body: Nyatoh
  • Finish: Gloss Black
  • Bridge: Mono-rail Bridge
  • Pickups: Array 7 MS Humbuckers (Neck and Bridge)
  • Neck: 5-piece Maple/Walnut (Bolt - On, Wizard III-7 profile)
  • Scale Length: 25.5"-27" Multi-scale
  • Fingerboard: Jatoba
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75"
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo Frets
  • Nut Width: 1.889"
  • Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone (push/pull coil-split)
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way blade pickup switch

Pros

Many users are fans of this guitar in forums, groups and communities for its great price point, scale length range and playability after setup. The neck profile was praised as one of the best 7 string necks, rivaling more expensive offerings from other brands. A minor plus is the truss rod adjustment is at the neck heel as opposed to the headstock. This makes setup easier and tweakable with minimal tools.

Cons

"It only comes in black" is a common complaint. While there are some retailers that offer the natural finish variant, it's uncommon enough to warrant a bit more variety for users. Another is how it's difficult to find replacement pickups for the specially designed Array 7 MS pickups. You will need to either modify the instrument or get a custom wind from a boutique pickup maker as many who own this guitar have done.

Overall

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If you're dipping your toes in multiscale territory and want a relatively affordable guitar that feels great, the Ibanez RGMS7 is the one to get (in any color as long as it's black).

Schecter Reaper-7 Multiscale

94
GEARANK

94 out of 100. Incorporating 70+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$949
Schecter Reaper-7 Multiscale 7-String Electric Guitar

At publication time this was the Highest Rated Multiscale 7-String Electric Guitar Under $2000.

The Schecter Reaper-7 Multiscale features a Swamp Ash body with a Poplar Burl veneer top that looks gorgeous at any angle.

The scale length ranges from 25.5" at the high e string to 27" at the low B string.

This gives it a nice balance between upper range playability and tone (higher tension thins out the tone on the higher strings).

The set-in neck has an ebony fingerboard with a 20" radius and features a thin C neck profile. 24 narrow extra jumbo frets allow for effortless playing.

Specifications

  • Body: Swamp Ash/Poplar Burl Veneer
  • Finish: Satin Inferno Burst, Satin Charcoal Burst, Satin Sky Burst
  • Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail String-thru
  • Pickups: Diamond Decimator Humbuckers (Neck and Bridge)
  • Neck: Maple/Walnut (Set-Neck, Ultra Thin C profile)
  • Scale Length: 25.5"-27" Multi-scale
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 20"
  • Frets: 24, Narrow Extra Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.889"
  • Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone (push/pull coil-split)
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way blade pickup switch

Pros

Users note that despite the guitar's multi-scale fitting, it wasn't too difficult to adjust because of the neutral fret location at the 12th fret. The neutral fret is the one that sits parallel to the frets of a regular scale guitar. Some multi-scale guitars have a different position for the neutral fret and it affects the playability. The Reaper-7 gets praise for playability and tone; the stock pickups being tuned for modern metal helped it gain many positive reviews. The looks and design of the guitar also gets positive comment.

Cons

One user had trouble intonating his instrument though it may be due to old strings. Given that, it is best to always take your new guitar for string replacement and setup.

Overall

With a boutique-looking fit and finish, the Reaper-7 Multiscale is an aggressive, modern looking and feeling 7 string electric guitar. If you want to dip your toes into multiscale instruments, the Reaper-7 Multiscale is one of the most recommended instruments in the ERG (Extended Range Guitar) community.

Ibanez Axion Label RGD71ALMS

92
GEARANK

92 out of 100. Incorporating 60+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$1100
Ibanez Axion Label RGD71ALMS 7 String Electric Guitar

Ibanez launched the Axion Label line targeted towards the modern progressive / fusion / metal guitarist.

The RGD71ALMS is a multiscale 7 String guitar equipped with groundbreaking multi-voice Fishman Fluence Modern ceramic pickups.

The voicing can be changed via the push-pull volume pot. It is not a coil split, but rather a revoicing mode that makes the most out of Fishman's Fluence technology. The 5-piece Panga Panga / Walnut "Nitro Wizard" neck is lightly finished giving it a natural wood feel.

Specifications

  • Body: Nyatoh
  • Finish: Black Aurora Burst Matte
  • Bridge: Ibanez Mono-rail Bridge
  • Pickups: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker (Neck and Bridge)
  • Neck:5-piece Panga Panga/Walnut "Nitro Wizard" neck profile
  • Scale Length: 25.5"-27"
  • Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75"
  • Frets: 24, Jumbo, Sub Zero Treatment
  • Nut Width: 1.65”
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way blade pickup switch

Pros

People have been scratching their heads in unison at how Ibanez managed to pull off boutique level appointments on a mass production guitar. Up until its introduction, many users note that the specifications on the RGD71ALMS can only be had from boutique guitars. With this, there comes many praises for its tone, neck profile, and specifications.

Cons

Build quality tends to be inconsistent with some users receiving guitars with minor finish flaws and blemishes, particularly on the burst. Neck profile is great but may not be for everyone.

Overall

A few years ago, if you mentioned any of the specifications and features of the RGD71ALMS, the resounding chorus would be "get a custom built guitar". Ibanez brings its "A" game answer with the RGD71ALMS. It is uncommon for new guitars to surpass the hype they build but this one sets the bar a little bit higher.

Things to Consider When Buying a 7 String Electric Guitar

Scale Length and Multiscale

Scale length is the overall distance between the Bridge and Nut. Different scale lengths have varying tone, string tension and playability. If you are tuning below B standard, it is best to go for a longer scale length such as 26.5". Longer scale lengths also affect tone by having the strings more taut, resulting in a twangier and tighter tone. Regular 25.5" scale length has the advantage of having less string tension with the same string gauges. This makes leads and solos a bit easier on the fingers. Lower strings also tend to sound fatter and looser.

The best of both worlds is to get a Multiscale guitar. These usually have a regular scale on the high strings and a longer scale (often baritone) on the lower strings. This keeps the high strings feeling great for lead work and the low strings tight and clear. Depending on the manufacturer, the fanning of the frets may take a bit of getting used to, especially those with large scale length range.

Neck: Construction, Material, Profile, Radius, and Fret Size.

The material of the neck and fretboard determines a lot of how the guitar feels and responds in your hands. Aside from neck construction (we'll get to that in a bit), the way the neck and fretboard resonate will feel different for each type of wood. Neck woods like Maple tend to feel snappier and you feel more of the initial attack of the strings. Mahogany or other darkwoods tend to give you less of that attack but feel more "mellow" to the touch when you strike the strings.

Fretboards also contribute to the tone and feel of a guitar. Maple fretboards emphasize the initial attack of the strings better than rosewood. Rosewood boards mellow out the attack but have a nice "bloom" to the notes and make for warmer tonalities. Ebony is somewhere between the two as Ebony is very dense and the resulting tone sounds a bit like maple fretboards but the resonance and feel is closer to rosewood boards.

Another factor that affects tone, feel and sustain is neck construction. In general, bolt-on necks tend to feel snappier than set-neck and neck-through designs. Combined with a maple fretboard, you get the most attack from this combination. If you're worried about sustain, many well-constructed bolt-ons can even out-sustain the most massive of Les Paul type bodies. The difference will be how the guitar will feel as you play it. Set necks tend to have a more mellowed attack and fatter tone.

Neck profile is also very important. Depending on your ergonomics and how you hold the neck, you may either prefer a thin, flat neck or a slightly thicker, more rounded C shape neck. Bear in mind that too thick and it might hinder playability. Having thick blocky shoulders on a guitar neck that's thicker than a 6 string will feel obstructing. An overly thin neck may cause wrist pain on some people, particularly those not accustomed to them. So take note of each product's neck profile before you choose the best one for you.

Body Wood

Body woods tend to affect how the guitar resonates as well as provide the characteristics of its attack and sustain. A warm sounding body wood like mahogany is often paired with brighter neck woods like maple or ebony to give a more balanced tone. Some guitars have snappy sounding ash bodies paired with maple fretboards. In theory, the tone might sound overly bright and snappy but these are often paired with higher output pickups that have less high end. Proper pairing of woods and electronics result in a great feeling and great sounding guitar. Within these, every guitar will sound different even if they have the exact same specifications. it's a bit more subtle than that but the optimal choice of wood pairings would narrow down your ideal tone.

Stock Pickups

Stock pickups can make or break a guitar's tone. Some manufacturers tend to put cheaper pickups on some 7 string models on the assumption that players will replace them anyway. Others prefer to put in their own choice of pickups in what they believe to be the most optimal set for the model. The reason why you should check the kind of pickups as your last decision-making factor is because a good feeling guitar can have a bad set of pickups that can easily be replaced. It is far better to get a great feeling guitar that you feel comfortable with then replacing the pickups, than choosing a guitar solely on the pickups and not being satisfied with how the guitar feels. Take note that if the guitar has active electronics and you want to replace them with passive pickups, you will have to purchase new potentiometers for the guitar. Aftermarket active pickups tend to have most of the electronics included.

7 String Guitar Selection Methodology

The first edition was published in August 2020 and the current edition was published on June 7, 2021.

We looked at all 7 String Guitars available from major US online retailers that were priced up to $2,000 and put the 24 most promising ones on our short-list for closer examination - you can see most of them in our Music Gear Database.

We then examined relevant rating sources including reviews, ratings and forum discussions about each model - this came to a total of more than 1,500 sources. We processed those data with the Gearank Algorithm to produce the rating scores out of 100 for each model that you see above. We selected the highest rated models for regular and multiscale to recommend and provided a summary of user and expert opinions in the descriptions of the ones recommended above.

For more information about our methods please read How Gearank Works.

About the Author and Contributors

Here are the key people and sources involved in this guide's production - click on linked names for information about their music industry backgrounds.

Lead Author & Researcher

Raphael PulgarRaphael Pulgar

An audio engineer of nearly 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.

Aside from endlessly window shopping and watching hours of gear reviews for leisure, he enjoys playing competitive FPS games, MMORPGs and caring for his 5 cats. He is primarily influenced by guitarists like Kurt Ballou and Paul Gilbert. His favorite pieces of gear are his Ibanez RG550RFR, Orange Brent Hinds Terror amplifier and EQD Acapulco Gold fuzz.

Contributors

Alden Acosta: Product research.
Jason Horton: Editing and Illustrating.

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Comments

Why aren't there more

Why aren't there more multiscale guitars on this list when they have obvious benefits?

That's simply because the

That's simply because the Schecter Reaper-7 and Ibanez Axion Label RGD71ALMS were the only ones with high enough ratings for us to recommend them when we published this guide.

We will include other multiscale options on our recommended list in later editions if their ratings justify their inclusion.

Perfect article!!

Perfect article!!
I love the Ibanez 7 strings. The 752 is a killer axe:)

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