Want to purchase a 7 string guitar but want to spend under $1000?
Take a look at ten guitars we think are candidates to be the best 7 string guitar under $1000
Have you been looking for or considering purchasing a 7 string electric guitar but not sure what to get? This video from Electric Guitar City is going to hopefully help make your decision a little bit easier. Today we are going to go over some guitars that we think are the best 7 string guitars for under $1000. Best 7 string guitar for under $1000.
What we are going to do is we are going to go ahead and look at a variety of 7 string guitars from as low as under $200 all the way up to around $900. That way you can get a better idea of what is out there in the different price ranges. We are going to look at some Agile guitars and see what they have to offer. As many of you know Agile is gaining a lot of popularity as a great value guitar where you don’t pay as much money as you would for other name brand guitars but you get a big bang for your buck. So with that let’s go ahead and look at our first guitar we are going to start off with. We are going to start off with the cheapest guitar.
The Douglas Scope 725. As you can see it is a pretty good looking guitar. It is made of a solid mahogany. It has a 24 fret maple neck with rosewood fretboard. It also has a truss rod adjustable neck so you can adjust the action on the guitar at the neck. You can see it’s got die cast chrome hardware and the Floyd Rose tremolo. By the way that is not a fake one it is a licensed Floyd Rose tremolo. There are two humbucker pickups with three-way switch for lots of different tones. Of course there is a volume and tone control also. So this is a very nice looking guitar for the more of the entry-level 7 string guitar player. For those who want a 7 string but maybe don’t have a lot of money this guitar is $179.95. So this is not a bad deal and it does come in different colors.
I just sort of went ahead and chose a bunch of different guitars to feature but there is actually a very big selection of 7 string guitars you can get from $179 all the way up to the $999 range. You can get differently colors, different setups, with tremolo or without. You can see these by going to electricguitarcity.com and click on the link Agile and Douglas 7 string guitars and that will take you to all the 7 string guitars. For this video I just sort of picked out a number of different ones just to give you an idea of what kind of Agile and Douglas 7 string guitars are available for under $1000. So that is pretty much this guitar and like I said you can go to electricguitarcity.com and click on the link there to find it and check it out for yourself.
Let’s move on to the next guitar we are going to look at. The Douglas Hadron 725. The 725 is referring to the fact that the guitar is a 25.5” scale length guitar. Like the previous guitar it’s got two humbucker pickups except this one also has a single coil pickup. This guitar has a more natural wood finish and it has a 3 piece mahogany body. The neck is a neck thru neck so that is a very nice feature. It also has the Floyd Rose double locking bridge, bound rosewood fretboard, and adjustable truss rod. There is a 5 way pickup selector switch with a volume and tone knob so you can get lots of different tones.
The hardware looks like it is more of a grey chrome finish rather than a more brighter chrome finish. It’s not a gunmetal finish but more smokey I would say. It comes with Wilkinson tuners and it is kind of a neat looking guitar with the natural finish. The guitar is 8 pounds and is setup and intonated for F# to B tuning. This guitar goes for $225 so not a bad deal if you are looking for a 7 string guitar but don’t want to spend a lot this is pretty good. Especially when you consider that this is a neck thru 7 string guitar for $225 it’s pretty incredible. You would be hard pressed to find a neck thru guitar for this price. So that is the Douglas Hadron 725 with the Floyd Rose.
Getting a little bit fancier and up in price we’ve got the Agile Interceptor 727 in the tribal red finish. This guitar is a bolt on neck version of the Interceptor if any of you are familiar with the Agile Interceptor. It’s got a maple flamed top with lightweight mahogany body. This is a 27” scale guitar and like I said has a 3 piece maple bolt on neck. It has a maple fretboard with no markers on the fretboard; instead the markers are on the side of the neck. The guitar has cepheus passive 7 pickups, 24 extra jumbo frets, though I have heard some people say that even though it says they are jumbo frets they could be more jumbo. I haven’t played this guitar so I couldn’t comment on that. Again it has the floating tremolo licensed by Floyd Rose, Grover tuners and a reverse headstock.
This guitar also weighs only 8 pounds so it’s not too heavy and won’t kill your back like if you are playing a Les Paul or something. There a couple other pictures of it here and you can see here the bolt on neck. It also comes in a variety of other colors. Again you can go to Electric Guitar City and click on the link I showed you earlier in the video and it will take you to see all the different colors and variations. This guitar will set you back $359.95. Again, it is a little bit better than some of the other guitars but definitely something to check out. Let’s go to the next guitar, which is something completely different.
The Agile T-725 Texan 7 String guitar is a Telecaster style guitar in a 7 string iteration so you if you are looking for something like that this could be for you. The body is made of swamp ash and the neck is a one-piece maple bolt on. There is a thru body bridge with 7 individual brass saddles, all chrome hardware, maple fretboard and Grover tuners. The guitar has passive alnico single coil pickups, graphite nut and not that most of you care, but a satin polyurethane finish. This is a 25.5” scale guitar.
Here are a couple other pictures of it. It is just something different I guess. If you are looking for something different and want a telecaster style guitar in a 7 string setup than this may be the guitar for you! This guitar goes for regularly $499.99 but it is on sale for $399.99 so if you are watching this video you might go check out if it is still on sale and see if you can get a deal on it.
The next guitar we are going to look at is the Sentinel 727. I picked this guitar kind of for the same reason I picked the telecaster style guitar. It is a Stratocaster style guitar in a 7 string version. It has a solid ash body, it says it has a maple fretboard but that must be a typo because it looks like rosewood or ebony in the picture. It is a 27” scale guitar so allows for better tension and lower tuning.
There are 3 alnico V single coil pickups, two tone controls, one volume control, 5 way pickup selector switch and Grover tuners. The hardware is of the chrome nickel variety, which goes great with the finish of the guitar. There is also a tremolo bar or whammy bar, whatever you want to call it, and 2 ply pick guard. The guitar weighs 8.5 pounds. Another nice looking guitar and here is a picture of the bridge and a few more pictures. The guitar is $499.99. Most guys that are playing a 7 string guitar are usually playing metal so this might not be for them but I thought I would pick it out because it is something different and if you want something different this would be a cool guitar to have.
All right moving on here we have the Agile Interceptor Pro 727. This is one of my favorites because I really like the silver burst finished guitars because I think it looks awesome. Here is more of an up close shot and in the back there you can see that this is a neck thru, 5 piece neck thru body design which allows for easier access to the upper frets and better sustain. It also is better for keeping the instrument in tune longer. The guitar also has an adjustable truss rod. It is 27” scale guitar with maple neck and ebony fretboard. This guitar comes with made in the USA EMG 707 pickups and it has a double locking Floyd Rose floating tremolo.
As you see when you look at the picture is has the reverse headstock and all black hardware. It is a nice looking guitar and also has Grover tuners. This guitar sells for $599.99. If you ask me that is a lot of guitar for the price and is a good deal especially with the EMG pickups and the neck thru design that is pretty amazing for that price. Let’s go onto the next guitar.
This is the Agile Interceptor Pro 725. This guitar is blue, which I think is kind of cool looking. It has a Canadian maple flame top and double cutaway body. This is a 25.5” scale maple neck. Again, you have the 5-piece neck thru design with adjustable truss rod, ebony fretboard and made in the USA EMG 707 pickups.
The guitar has a double locking Floyd Rose floating tremolo and reverse headstock. So I guess if you don’t have big hands than maybe the 25.5” scale maple neck might be better for you. This guitar also has Grover rotomatic tuners and it also sells for $599.99. I really like that blue. It really looks good!
Let’s go to the next guitar the Agile Hornet Pro 725. As you can see it is kind of a copy of the classic flying V, the Gibson flying V. This guitar has USA made Seymour Duncan blackout pickups. It is a 25.5” scale guitar with one-piece maple set neck, ebony fretboard, Grover tuners and it’s got the Floyd Rose tremolo. This guitar is only 7 pounds so it is a really light guitar. It is really kind of cool. I have always wanted a flying V guitar and this would be kind of cool to have.
This guitar is $699.99 and as you can see it’s got a two way selector switch, two tone and one volume control so that is pretty standard. You can get it in white or black. For $699 it also comes with a case. In case you were wondering there are no position markers on the fretboard. Instead they are located on the side of the neck.
Let’s take a look at the next one the Agile Interceptor Pro 730 EMG Tribal Green. Well we know right away that the pickups are EMG’s, again USA made EMG 707 pickups. It has an ebony fretboard, Grover tuners and Floyd Rose. I haven’t mentioned specifically like many of the other guitars with the Floyd Rose I haven’t mentioned it is the Floyd Rose FRT S2000 floating tremolo.
The position markers again are located on the side of the neck. This is a 30”scale 5 piece maple neck thru guitar with quilted maple top and mahogany arch top body. This guitar weighs 9 pounds. I guess about a pound less than a Les Paul. The green looks really good but this guitar will come in different colors too. It goes for $799.99 and it is a good looking guitar. You would pay a lot more money for a different guitar like this with a different name on it with all the features it has.
Let’s take a look at the last guitar the Agile Pendulum Elite 72527 EMG tribal red. This is a multi-scale guitar. It has a multi-scale design with a range of 25.5 to 27 inches. The guitar has a 3-piece maple neck and ebony fretboard with markings on the side. IT has EMG 808 active pickups, mahogany body and 24 jumbo frets. The tuners are Grover die cast. This guitar has a red quilt finish to it. It is a pretty mean looking guitar and it comes with the Kahler tremolo not the Floyd Rose so if you prefer one over the other this might be the guitar you are looking for. This guitar sells for $999 so one dollar under $1000 but that is what this video is about is the best 7 string guitar under $1000! The guitar is 9.5 pounds so it is the heaviest we have looked at here.
Again you can go to view any of these guitars by simply going to electricguitarcity.com and click on Agile and Douglas 7 string guitars to view any of the guitars we have presented to you here plus more! Feel free purchase one if you like. We think they are great guitars and definitely worth checking out and taking a look at. Be sure to comment on this video and let us know what you think of these guitars. If you own one of these guitars feel free to let us know how it is working out for you. Anyways, keep rocking on and remember your guitar is a great investment in your rock’n’roll future!