6 or 7 strings ? :)
Hey sux, welcome to the jemsite community. You'll find this site is the most helpful site you can find ANYWHERE about most things you want to know about guitar. Everything else you have to learn yourself!! hehehe.. anyways...heres how I feel.
*When your just starting off I feel that it might be in your best intrest to stick with a good 6 string. If your hands are completely foreign to a guitar neck the 7-string will probably be a little to overwhelming and might actually hinder your learning. I know what you mean by the 7-string being a "cool idea", hell thats mostly the reason I got into them. Their different. But theres a price to pay. The necks, even on RG7's and UV's, are considerably wider then any 6 string neck. And thats not even going near Shecter or Fender who's necks feel like baseball bats. But if your sure you want to get into 7's at some point then dont get an expensive 6 string. Just some RG120 or something like that and learn your way around a bit. Are you taking lessons?? because that will greatly speed up the learning process. (when i mean greatly, i mean GREAT-LY!) hehehe but then again the most important aspect takes a long time to work on. Technique. The ONLY way to learn technique is on your own time, by practicing countless hours. And if your just sitting there twiddling around with the low E it aint gonna do anything for your technique. you need to really work at it.
* Guitar is a lot of effort. But it pays off with overwhelming happiness. Everyones rate of learning is different but you'll know when you think your ready to tackle a 7-string. If they hurt your hands, DONT get one. Keep working on your 6 untill your hands have grown to work a neck enough to be able to compensate for a 7. I've been playing 7's for a year and a half now and I STILL am learning how to compensate for it. But I've come a long way.
*Anyways i dont want to just keep rambling off. Basically, you dont HAVE to start on a 6. if you want a 7, it will just be a lot more work. and a lot more pain. but that doesnt mean you cant become a good guitarist. either way, 6 or 7, you need to put it the time. it will pay off. and pleassse..>DONT worry about ********
at first. I sucked at guitar my first 6 years!!! (i never took lessons) i was sooo bad. but finally i beat the learning curve and now it just gets easier and easier to learn something new. im still a long way from where I want to be, but the hardest parts are over with. all i can do now is keep practicing, and keep exploring new areas I havent tried yet. and in regards with the 7-strings..remember...7 strings are pretty much the SAME EXACT thing as a 6, just with one extra string. theres no more magic to them. theres no added electronics that will make you a better player. Magic always comes from the hands. no matter what.
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edit- STAY AWAY FROM THE GRX720, their worthless pieces of crap! if anything go for the new RG7321's. or try to find a used or even new RG7421. The quailty for the money is unbelievable.
(Edited by MADWELL at 4:50 pm on April 23, 2001)