namm 2011 showed off a lot of companies with their seven string models. I think schecter and ibanez were the main companies in the past that generally supported the seven string.
on top of that, a lot of musicians who're really taking off in their careers are being recognized for their seven strings. even i have already pre-ordered a seven string a couple of weeks ago haha. :P ~
it was something i was considering because i wanted to know what the big deal was, but what really kept me at bay is that i was afraid to try something new. i mean, i am so used to 6 strings and wasn't too sure if my hand would be alright with a bigger beck... on top of that, i have already invested a lot of money in some six string guitars i plan to keep... will this make me play only seven strings if it turns out i like it... a lot?
with that said, what do you guys think? will the seven strings take over? how do the people who still play six strings feel about seven strings? are you thinking of turning over?
I played sixes, bought a seven for fun, and now only play sevens. For me, the wider fretboard was MUCH more comfortable. I feel like I have to squeeze my hand less to fit the neck in my hand, and that I really like. For me it does get a little harder to play the low be at the 15th fret and up though.