The Xiphos 7 is a phenomenal instrument. Wish I'd never sold mine
I've been looking to get a 7 string guitar. I've seen reviews on razorback deans, that they are a hit and miss. The other guitars I've been looking at is a agile septor and a ibanez xiphos. What should I get?
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Anything Agile is also hit or miss. The Xiphos has a really thin, flat neck profile which plays FANTASTIC in my opinion, but they have a reputation for 'neck dive' and the body is a little bulky.
All that said, what you're willing to spend is a big factor. Considering the models you've mentioned, I'm imagining you're talking ~$700 or less? Best bang for the buck up to that point is probably a used RG7620. Fantastic guitars for the price, great reputation and a solid platform if you want to upgrade in the future. Very similar neck profile to the Xiphos.
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Ya I'm not looking for a 1000$ guitar just a nice decent 7 string I'm currently only have a six string and its kinda hard to play whitechapel and shit like that with out a 7 string
The Xiphos with a good strap doesn't neckdive as much as you think in the 7 string config. I think the body has enough weight to it to keep it settled. Amazing sounding guitars and they play great too.
Agiles can be hit or miss. I own two and both are good, my 8 string being much better, with the 7 string Strat being good for what it is but could do with a bit of work to make it great. I've personally yet to play a particularly bad one, but that isn't everyones experience.
If your going Ibanez definitely don't get an Xiphos, they have terrible balance.
The premium series are the best for the money imo.
This guitar is 500-600$ and will NEVER go out of tune no matter how hard you try.
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I've also heard people say Jackson's are good to I've played a couple but I haven't even touched a Jackson 7 string