Schecter C-7 FR-S Apocalypse 7 String Electric Guitar
Although the first production 7 string, the Ibanez Universe, had a floating bridge, it is quite uncommon to see one on a 7 string these days.
The Schecter C-7 FR-S Apocalypse not only brings back the floating bridge to the extended range instrument, it is paired with a Sustainiac pickup in the neck position.
This active electronic pickup give infinite sustain to your notes.
With a solid Floyd Rose 1500 Series Tremolo, and neck-through construction, the C-7 FR-S Apocalypse is built for sustaining leads.
- 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
The guitar is a lead player's dream. Many users praise it's build quality and features, saying that the Floyd Rose 1500 is one of their favorite floating bridges. Many users who chose the guitar say that it was the combination of the floating bridge and sustainac pickup that drew them to get it. Despite being an extended range guitar built for low and heavy riffs, the C-7 FR-S Apocalypse is at home with soaring, sustaining lead lines. The fretwork is also consistently praised.
Common with Schecter Guitars, the C-7 FR-S Apocalypse can get heavy, weight-wise. Some models reach up to 8-9lbs. Others disliked the inlay design.
The "Apocalypse" is a great guitar for playing both heavy riffs and soaring leads. No need to worry about sustain issues with the floating bridge as the Sustainiac pickup ensures you're going to be able to sustain your leads for as long as you like.
NB: There are more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best 7 String Guitars.