Re: What 7-string should I get? Carvin?LGM? Something else? Any Ideas?
I have customized my own Washburn 7, and have a Carvin. The carvin is an amazing work of art, and with many pickups you are able to sand them down and not the guitar. My friend put an evo in the bridge of his Dc727 and didn't have to touch the body for any routing. So unless you plan on putting EMG's in, you really shouldn't have to worry about routing, as the pickups themselves can be adjusted. As for wood selection and quality work and finish choice, Carvin freaking rules. but, you are stuck with one body style and two pickup options. I've never dealt with any other custom shops but I would only guess they are expensive. carvin is reasonably priced and I love how it plays and sounds. I have my shredding guitars, so i don't need after market pickups in it. It can sound just about any way I want it to (it has the coil tap, phase switch, and active electronics). It is nice and light, the intonation is great(even in A), and it plays and looks great. All for under a grand. Again, body shape is limited, but for playabilty and asking it to do with what options you get, I give it a SOLID 10.
However, those LGM's look AMAZING. I am either going to save up for a Universe or get an LGM 8 string...contemplating. I have 7-8 7 strings, and no 8 string. but, my dream guitar forever was the UV
Last edited by 7stringofablick; 05-06-2005 at 03:55 PM.