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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

Im interested in picking up the old, discontinued ESP (NOT LTD, similar to the current ESP SC 6 string) Stephen Carpenter 7 string model. Does anyone know any sites with information on this guitar and/or are selling one?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 08:38 PM
 
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

Well, have you checked out espguitars.com or the ESP discussion board?
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

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Well, have you checked out espguitars.com or the ESP discussion board?
yes and no.

the ESP Guitars website doesn't have anything since they discontinued it around this time 4 years ago, and I won't be returning to the ESP Forum after using it for a couple of months in 2003.
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

I use to own one of these actually.



Very nice guitar and great for heavy metal. Since it is made of Alder it is lighter than air which is unusual for a 7-string. The blank Ebony fingerboard and black body with the mother-of-pearl binding is to die for. Too bad it didn't work out for me. There are 2 reasons I sold mine:

* First, the neck width and radius is big... if you have big hands it shouldn't be much of a problem, but I have smaller hands . I found that I had to reach for the 7th string occasionally depending on my playing position. Just as a reference, I have the RGT3120 which has the Ultra neck profile and for me that is comfortable, so it is fairly larger than that.

* Second, I just could not get comfortable with the arch-top. Guess combined height of the arch and bridge was just too high for my playing technique.



I originally got mine second-hand through eBay after actively monitoring for it over the course of several months. The only advise I can give is to watch eBay and the like for one... they are hard to find, but it seems that one pops up every year.

Chris
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 10:37 PM
 
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

Damn darkstar....that was a beauty of a guitar you had there!

My main axe is an ESP LTD SC-607 in 2-tone burst. Oh how I love it! I really wish they'd make a 25.5" scale neck-thru with a reversed headstock. I'd be in heaven.

My guitar (I'll pics of my actual guitar soon)
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

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I use to own one of these actually.



Very nice guitar and great for heavy metal. Since it is made of Alder it is lighter than air which is unusual for a 7-string. The blank Ebony fingerboard and black body with the mother-of-pearl binding is to die for. Too bad it didn't work out for me. There are 2 reasons I sold mine:

* First, the neck width and radius is big... if you have big hands it shouldn't be much of a problem, but I have smaller hands . I found that I had to reach for the 7th string occasionally depending on my playing position. Just as a reference, I have the RGT3120 which has the Ultra neck profile and for me that is comfortable, so it is fairly larger than that.

* Second, I just could not get comfortable with the arch-top. Guess combined height of the arch and bridge was just too high for my playing technique.



I originally got mine second-hand through eBay after actively monitoring for it over the course of several months. The only advise I can give is to watch eBay and the like for one... they are hard to find, but it seems that one pops up every year.

Chris
thanks for the thorough and informative post. the neck does look unusually wide. how wide is it at the nut? the 1.9" of the EB JPM im building seems to be comfortable at this point, and i could afford to go a little bigger.

the arch looks fine to me, i play about 25% of the time on an LP.

one per year? ouch.
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

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Damn darkstar....that was a beauty of a guitar you had there!

My main axe is an ESP LTD SC-607 in 2-tone burst. Oh how I love it! I really wish they'd make a 25.5" scale neck-thru with a reversed headstock. I'd be in heaven.

My guitar (I'll pics of my actual guitar soon)
..*cough*...

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ESP (NOT LTD) Stephen Carpenter 7 string model.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

well, its finally being replaced. the new model is going to be the ESP Stephen Carpenter HZ-385SC7.

you can find info here: http://www.bmusic.com.au/prod3997.htm , but im sure it has 81-7's and not 707's as described.

i won't be picking it up, because i want something with a single coil.
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

That black SC 7string is gorgeous! Just what I am after at the minute. Gorgeous guitar that though!
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

Yeah, i always liked those original 7-string SC models. The H-H-S pickup config is super-versatile. And that all-black look with a big blank ebony board is hot.
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

Yeah, its mainly that big slab of blank ebony that does it for me - lol!
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

I'm so sorry, NoClueJimbo. I wasn't aware that I was dealing with such a sensative soul. My whole reasoning for posting about the LTD was to say that if you couldn't find an actual ESP, the LTD is a great alternative. It's a fine playing axe that shouldn't be overlooked. I guess I should've clarified. <shrug> Carry on.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 02:07 PM
 
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

You can still get the HZ-300SC7, which is the one you're after nocluejimbo, in japan - http://www.espguitars.co.jp/artist/2...ter/index.html
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

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You can still get the HZ-300SC7, which is the one you're after nocluejimbo, in japan - http://www.espguitars.co.jp/artist/2...ter/index.html
Do you know of any companies that can ship one to America?

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I'm so sorry, NoClueJimbo. I wasn't aware that I was dealing with such a sensative soul. My whole reasoning for posting about the LTD was to say that if you couldn't find an actual ESP, the LTD is a great alternative. It's a fine playing axe that shouldn't be overlooked. I guess I should've clarified. <shrug> Carry on.
I'm so sorry I didn't make it clear in the original post why I wanted the ESP and not the LTD.
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Re: ESP Carpenter 7 stringer...

no, sorry dont know of any companies that would ship to america.
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