Category: Guitar Reviews

Best 7-string guitars under $500




Here are 5 of the best 7-string guitars you can get your hands on for less than $500. This is for beginners interested in 7-string guitars as well as the enthusiasts who are strapped for cash. Check them out! You won’t be disappointed.

Can’t be bothered reading the whole list?

Well, for those on a super tight budget you can’t go wrong with the Jackson JS22-7 Dinky. It is a phenomenal price for a 7-string guitar and you can sell it on for damn near as much as you bought it for.

For those with a bit of extra cash its got to be the Ibanez RG7421. Like I said in my article on 8 string guitars on a budget, I’m a sucker for Ibanez.

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Best 8-string Guitars On A Budget




If you are looking for a cheap 8-string guitar look no further! Here is a rundown of the best 8-string guitars you can get on a budget, each with a short review. 8-strings still aren’t as cheap as their 7-string counterparts but you can still get yourself a good one for a great price.

Early summary for those who can’t wait. My personal favorite is the Ibanez RG8004. It is perfect just to play around with if you’re getting used to the 8-string. Then, if you decide to get more serious you could easily swap out the stock pickups for something more serious! Click here for Price & Reviews

Or for those looking for something a little next level but are still on a budget then the Javier Reyes ESP is a phenomenal guitar for the price. Click Here to check it out on Amazon!

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Michael Kelly cc53 8 String – Review

I am in love.

This Michael Kelly 8 string inspired by the 50s telecaster is absolute gold. It is such a unique looking guitar. Most 7 and 8 strings tend to be black with a polished sleek finish, and don’t get me wrong that does look great but to see such an original design for an 8 string is really refreshing. I mean look at it! Or check it out here on amazon!




These photos were courtesy of the very talented Lucas Procopio. Find more of his photo’s on Instagram here or follow @lucastheprocopio.

Michael Kelly Eight String

It is just a gorgeous piece of equipment. The flame effect body with the signature telecaster pickguard, beautiful. I’m just going to let you look at it some more before I get down to the nitty-gritty of why you need to buy this guitar.Read more: Michael Kelly cc53 8 String – Review