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Started by John Michael Meehan. Last reply by John Michael Meehan Feb 3, 2009.
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.
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.
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
Lennie Breau - high added string
George Van Eps - extra bass string
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.
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?
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.
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