Why has the seven string never really caught on?
I had one back in '92 and sold it. It was great to play solo, or practice at home with, but it just never caught on in a band. Of course in '92, adding any notes on the low B made it just sound grungy. When I would go to an open jam and play some covers the low B would just make the song not sound right. Everbody wanted to hear "the new 7" but when I would add it to a classic rock song (Zep, Hendrix, AC/DC etc.) I would get a "not cool" look from the other guys. I would end up muting it more than I played it. I think the problem is that when you play a cord, and ad a note on the low B, it seems to dominate the sound of the cord. It must have something to do with distortion, because it's not so apparent playing clean. In fact a seven string acoustic really sounds good. Anyway, I'm trying to convince myself to get one again, and right now, it's hard.