Originally Posted by chrisstevenson
if you are a fairly new player then dont touch a 7 string
I'll have to respectfully disagree with that statement. If you're a new player, then what you learn on is what you'll be used to. It won't be any harder to learn on than a 6 because you won't have years of playing a 6 to compare it to. You won't be confused by that "extra" string because it won't be "extra" to you... it was there all along.