Show Me Your 7-String Classical Guitar

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Altophile
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Re: Show Me Your 7-String Classical Guitar

Post by Altophile » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:32 am

tothebroccolifields wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:39 am
I've owned both a 7-string Giannini, as well as a 7-string guitar bar Bartolex guitars. The bartloex costs more than the Giannini for a reason. The Giannini had a thin nasally sound (both guitars were cedar). From what I've heard Giannini is really hit and miss, so it could be that I got a sub par instrument. I was very happy with the Bartolex. I played in a quartet against guitars that cost 4 to 5 times as much, and the Bartolex did fairly well. They also offer the same guitar in spruce.
Which Giannini did you get, one from one of the budget series or one from the hand-crafted series?

~Sean

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Re: Show Me Your 7-String Classical Guitar

Post by tothebroccolifields » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:43 pm

Which Giannini did you get, one from one of the budget series or one from the hand-crafted series?

~Sean
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I definitely got a budget instrument. I can't remember exactly what I paid, but it was somewhere around $750.

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Re: Show Me Your 7-String Classical Guitar

Post by rojarosguitar » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:04 pm

You can see mine here:

www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/viewtopi ... =1&t=97426

As to the sound:
solo:

Youtube


with voice:


Youtube



Youtube
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Re: Show Me Your 7-String Classical Guitar

Post by AndreiKrylov » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:44 pm

all my guitars are 7 string.
but... my 7th string is not on frets but fretless and playable as fretless.
I'd better speak by music...Please listen Andrei Krylov at Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Prime etc. Thanks!

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Re: Show Me Your 7-String Classical Guitar

Post by Aaron Green » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:40 pm

I have two multi string guitars in stock right now. One an 8 string spruce/maple Daryl Perry and the other a 7 string Humphrey Millennium in cedar/rosewood. Both are outstanding guitars. The Humphrey has yet to be listed but my web guy should have it up today with any luck. Its an early millennium, in mint condition and is owned by Neil Anderson a legendary performer and teacher from Boston. He left his gigs at NEC and Boston Conservatory including a very active concert career to enter the tech world in the early 90s. He gained a lot of success in that world too by all accounts.

In the interim, here's the Perry. It is a beautiful bit of work I must say.

http://vintageclassicalguitars.net/inve ... DarylPerry

And thanks to my web guy, here's the Humphrey-

http://vintageclassicalguitars.net/inve ... yMillenium
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Re: Show Me Your 7-String Classical Guitar

Post by DavisComposer85 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:40 pm

tothebroccolifields wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:33 am
DavisComposer85 wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:44 am
tothebroccolifields wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:39 am
I've owned both a 7-string Giannini, as well as a 7-string guitar bar Bartolex guitars. The bartloex costs more than the Giannini for a reason. The Giannini had a thin nasally sound (both guitars were cedar). From what I've heard Giannini is really hit and miss, so it could be that I got a sub par instrument. I was very happy with the Bartolex. I played in a quartet against guitars that cost 4 to 5 times as much, and the Bartolex did fairly well. They also offer the same guitar in spruce.
Do you mind to show your 7-string guitar photos and specs?

Just want to take it as reference.
I actually sold both of the guitars since I've decided to play 19th century guitar. You can also hear the Bartolex here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sopEV6B02VU&t=382s
I'm the one on the right. I was furthest away from the camera, so I wasn't picked up quite as much.
You got beautiful guitar here!
rojarosguitar wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:04 pm
You can see mine here:

www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/viewtopi ... =1&t=97426

As to the sound:
solo:

Youtube


with voice:


Youtube



Youtube
I found all 7 String guitar looks beautiful!
AndreiKrylov wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:44 pm
all my guitars are 7 string.
but... my 7th string is not on frets but fretless and playable as fretless.
Do you mind to post the picture of your 7 String guitar here?
Aaron Green wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:40 pm
I have two multi string guitars in stock right now. One an 8 string spruce/maple Daryl Perry and the other a 7 string Humphrey Millennium in cedar/rosewood. Both are outstanding guitars. The Humphrey has yet to be listed but my web guy should have it up today with any luck. Its an early millennium, in mint condition and is owned by Neil Anderson a legendary performer and teacher from Boston. He left his gigs at NEC and Boston Conservatory including a very active concert career to enter the tech world in the early 90s. He gained a lot of success in that world too by all accounts.

In the interim, here's the Perry. It is a beautiful bit of work I must say.

http://vintageclassicalguitars.net/inve ... DarylPerry

And thanks to my web guy, here's the Humphrey-

http://vintageclassicalguitars.net/inve ... yMillenium
Wow 8 String guitar!!! Does your left hand fingers able to reach every fretboard?

I might thinking to get 8 String but I'm worry if my fingers are too short.

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Re: Show Me Your 7-String Classical Guitar

Post by Aaron Green » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:30 pm

Well I don't play 8 string myself but I expect that if you're playing lute music there will be times that it's nice to have the option. It's a great guitar in any case and you're welcome to swing by to try it out.
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Re: Show Me Your 7-String Classical Guitar

Post by TKO » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:50 am

I just placed an order for a budget level 7-string. The Romanian instrument factory HORA doesn't have a distributor in Finland so I was able to order directly from them. It's a classical guitar model, but specs more in line with a Russian style 7 string (narrow nut and tighter string spacing). I'll post pictures and a review after i get it. The specific model is this: http://hora.ro/chitara_clasica_7corzi.html

It will be tuned BEADGbe, but I also have other tunings I want to test (BFADGbe and CFADGbE). If it is good enough for me, I might order another one just for the Russian style tuning (open G) :)

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