ESP LTD Brian (Head) Welch SH-7 Evertune 7 String Electric Guitar

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The ESP LTD Brian (Head) Welch SH-7 Evertune appeared on our now defunct recommended list for 7-String Electric Guitars Under $2000 from August 2020 until July 2021.


Just a little over 4 years after the release of the Ibanez Universe, Korn took their 7 strings and released their debut self-titled album in 1994.

With this release, they undoubtedly thrust the 7 string guitar from obscure virtuoso instrument into mainstream consciousness as an instrument for heavy riffs.

Fast forward over 25 years later, Brian (Head) Welch has since migrated to ESP LTD. His signature guitar, the SH-7 is equipped with an Evertune bridge and Fishman Fluence Modern pickups (Ceramic Bridge, Alnico Neck).

Note that the 25.5″ scale might be too short for people accustomed to longer baritone scale/multi-scale 7 string guitars,

The Brian (Head) Welch SH-7 Evertune by ESP/LTD is simply a great 7 string guitar whether you’re a fan of the band or not.

If you play heavy music and want great specifications, tuning stability and build quality, look no further.


  • Body: Body Material:
  • Finish: Metallic Light Blue
  • Bridge: Evertune (F model)
  • Pickups: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic Bridge, Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico Neck
  • Neck: 3-piece Maple (Neck-Through Extra Thin U)
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 13.77″
  • Frets: 24 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.96″
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 5-way blade pickup switch
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best 7 String Guitars.


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