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As a musician, I’m always looking for new sounds and new tools to empower and inspire new musical visions and ideas. A while back, Steve Vai introduced the 7 string guitar to the masses with his guitar work on Whitesnake’s Slip Of The Tongue and his solo release, Passion And Warfare. All of a sudden the door was open to newer, aggressive tones that were previously attainable by using a baritone guitar. I’ve often lived by the slogan “Evolve or Die”. As a guitar player, I hold that slogan as a mantra. The seven string guitar has become a mainstay of my band Sixes & Sevens’ sound. It opens up a whole new aggression and enhances chords with an extended low range. The biggest impact or hurdle is simply getting used to the low “B” string. With some patience and practice, anyone could find a cool use for this magnificent instrument.
The sounds are vast making this guitar ultra versatile with it’s expanded switching options and high quality electronic components. The stock USA designed V87 and V77 pick-ups are absolutely stellar and capture all the nuances as well as the punishing crunch that this guitar belts out. Built by the J Craft team in Japan, the execution of even the smallest details is done to perfection. This particular version of the RG 1527 is an ultra rare limited edition for Canada. There was only ten units brought in for all of Canada and I managed to scoop two at the MIAC show (One is already gone…Insert Evil Grin here___________). If you’ve ever had a hankering for getting into the seven string game, this is the guitar by which all other guitar companies that make seven strings try to compete with. After all, what would life be without a little excess?
* Basswood body
* 5 piece maple/wenge neck
* Wizard 7 Prestige neck profile
* Jumbo frets
* Maple fingerboard
* Black dot inlay
* Edge Pro 7 bridge
* V77 ceramic humbucker neck pickup
* V87 ceramic humbucker bridge pickup
* Chrome hardware
* White/Gold sparkle finish
* Hardshell case