If you want to dabble with the seventh string but don’t want to pay a lot of money then the Schecter C-7 SGR could be the guitar for you.
Let’s face it if you like the modern metal sound then at some stage you are going to have to try a guitar with seven strings. For that truly deep, dark and driving rhythm sound the lower bass tone generated by the addition of the seven string just can’t be replicated on a six string guitar.
However, if you are just experimenting with the option of the seventh string you don’t really want to fork out a lot of money on an expensive guitar. So it is great that a number of guitar manufacturers are adding budget seven strings to their ranges.
So it was good to see the Schecter C-7 SGR a budget seven string from one of the best 7 string guitar manufacturers out there.
Schecter, or to give them their full name Schecter Guitar Research, have been at the cutting edge of guitar design since they were founded by David Schecter in 1976. The US based Schecter have been at the forefront of the seven string guitar scene producing a number of models for exponents of the seven strings such as Keith Merrow. So if anyone can produce a great looking and sounding seven string guitar at a reasonable price then it should be Schecter.
What does the Schecter C-7 SGR have to offer?
The guitar has a nicely contoured super strat style body cut from a solid bit of Basswood. The double cut-aways are nicely shaped and allowing for easy access to the upper frets. The maple neck is of a bolt-on construction with 24 frets and a rosewood fretboard. The Schecter C-7 SGR has a tune-o-matic bridge string through body bridge which might not appeal to the whammy bar fanatics amongst you. The guitar is nicely put together, feels good and solid and looks the business with a nice midnight satin black finish and all black chrome hardware. In fact this looks like a guitar which you would pay a lot more money for.
In terms of electrics the Schecter C-7 SGR comes armed with Schecter Diamond Plus humbuckers in the bridge and neck position. Accessed through a 3 way switch the humbuckers produce a great tone both clean and distorted and I have to say the addition of the extra string really gives the guitar a great sound. For completeness the guitar has single tone and volume controls.
To sum up the Schecter C-7 SGR is a great guitar. It really looks well-built, in fact it looks like a far more expensive guitar than it actually is. The set-up of the guitar is good, it plays well and it sounds even better. All in all if you are looking for a budget seven string then the Schecter C-7 SGR could be the guitar for you.
If you like the look of this guitar then click to find the best price for the Schecter C-7 SGR
|Schecter C-7 SGR Electric Guitar|
|Bridge||Tune-o-matic through body bridge.|
|Frets||24 Medium frets|
|Fretboard radius||16" (406 mm)|
|Nut width||1.889" (48 mm)|
|Scale length||26.5" (673 mm)|
|Bridge pickup||Schecter Diamond Plus Humbucker|
|Neck pickup||Schecter Diamond Plus Humbucker|
|Pickup switching||3 way selector switch|
|Controls||1 master volume and 1 tone|
|Check out the best price for this great guitar||Schecter C-7 SGR|
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