7 strings discontinued?
i guess this is the "lull" that happens after a big fad blows up and deflates... i guess it'll take a little while before the *serious* use of the Seven as a standard instrument rather than just a novelty (although us seven players KNOW its not a novelty!!)
i guess its sorta like the floyd rose... in the 80's you couldn't sell a guitar without one, and then suddenly they declined, and now they've been coming back. cept a 7 has more long-term benefits than a trem system... wider range, different chord voicings and inversions, different scale patterns and wider range altoghether... stuff like that just hasn't been explored by the average joe. hell, when i got my Seven for the first time, i liked it, but i wasn't too sure why i wanted a big string there... now after studying some music theory and applying it to guitar, i can't live without it! there's just so many possibilities!
well, i'm sure you'll be able to find 7's for nicer prices now as their demand went down and there's still tons of supply... simple economics, price goes down. i mean, i got my RG7 right before this all happened, and i paid soemwhere around US$ 600-700 for it... then a few months later they were selling for about $400 or so (*ANGER*), so on ebay, online retailers, or even local stores, prices should be at an all time low for axes like those..
good luck finding some!
(Edited by Pryde7 at 1:00 pm on Mar. 12, 2002)