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7 string tunings 2 Replies

Started by John Michael Meehan. Last reply by John Michael Meehan Feb 3, 2009.

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Comment by Jim Yates on May 7, 2014 at 10:10pm

Olav Loef,
I see your 7 string is set up like Spider John Koerner's.  Were/Are you a fanof his early music?  I believe he mostly plays a 12 string these days, but he played the seven string in the sixties.  He put a banjo tuning peg in the centre of the peg head of a six string.

Comment by Paul Kucharski on January 24, 2012 at 1:30pm

I have an acoustic 7-string that was made by Jeff Robertson.  I pretty much play exclusively in open tunings with it.  Here is a video of the guitar playing Chattanooga Choo Choo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6U-4QtW6rg

Comment by Olav Loef on December 30, 2011 at 12:02pm

I made a 7 string OM in September. The Idea was to make a light guitar with a bright,fast attack! So my choose of wood was "widegrain Adirondak" topwood and hard Serbian Pear in side/back.

I must say, I had 100% luck!

You find it on my homepage www.loefguitars.fi if You go down to the guitar named "7"

It is also on picture here

reg

Olav

Comment by Jim Yates on December 11, 2011 at 8:29pm
koerner.jpg
Spider John Koerner - added octave G string
Comment by Jim Yates on December 11, 2011 at 8:26pm

Lennie Breau - high added string

George Van Eps - extra bass string

Comment by Nate Lopez on December 11, 2011 at 7:58pm
Lets see... So many comments. Please check out natelopez.com for some 7-string and 8-string videos.
I play a matt raines 7-string, both a steel string and nylon.
Im open to all extended ramge guitars. 7, 8, 10, however many strings...
Comment by Jim Yates on December 11, 2011 at 10:22am

Is this group open to all 7 string guitars?  I'm aware of three types of seven string.  George Van Eps popularised the guitar with the extra bass string, Lennie Breau's 7 string had an extra treble string and Spider John Koerner played a 7 string with a double course on the G, one string being an octave higher, on the Blues, Rags & Hollers albums in the sixties.

Comment by Mike Coughlin on July 13, 2011 at 6:27pm

As/since I don't (yet) have a 7-string guitar, I would be interested in seeing a forum/group 'poll', answering the question:  "What make/model 7-string guitar do you have/play?" ... and "do you play nylon or steel string?"

 

I would think that 7-strings would make for a finger-picker's delight?

Comment by Dickert Guitars on June 4, 2011 at 3:45pm

Wow, another active thread.  If anyone checks this, I am interested in finding out what scale length you all prefer of 7-string and what guage strings you us.

I made a 7-string acoustic with a 25.5 inch scale and use .012 to .070.

Found a .066 way to sloppy and no tone.  The .070 made a world of differance giving tons of kick.

 

Harold

www.dickert.ca

 

Comment by John Michael Meehan on June 15, 2009 at 7:13pm
Hello fellow seven stringers. I saw Bucky Pizzarelli play with Benny Green at Jazz Alley in Seattle this past Wednesday. He played his 7 string Benedetto through a Roland Jazz Chorus with no detectable reverb. Close mic'ed through the PA. Very dry and clean sound. At 83 he is still playing well. He and Benny have a new live CD out and are on tour. Catch 'em if you get a chance.
 

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