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Sire Larry Carlton S7 Vintage in Black

Iconic style with updated modern feel and custom shop features

£499.00

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Product Description

"Quite aside from carrying the signature of one of the most respected session guitarists in history, these instruments are from the same stable as the Marcus Miller basses, whose sound-per-pound quality has made them something of a phenomenon in the four-string world." - guitar.com

Following up on the superb bass collaboration with Marcus Miller, Sire have partnered with jazz fusion legend Larry Carlton to bring you their take on the iconic S-style: the S7 Vintage. Sire instruments boast high-end specs at tempting prices - and it’s business as usual with the S7, which features a roasted maple neck, a rolled edge fretboard and a traditional single coil pickup set suited to Larry Carlton's tonal preferences.

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Construction

The S7 Vintage blends modern design construction with familiar retro style. It's made of a premium alder body wood and bolt-on roasted hard maple neck. Sire are masters of the roasting technique, otherwise known as baking, which rids the wood of imperfections and makes it incredibly resilient over years of use.

On top is a matching 9.5 inch radius roasted maple fretboard embedded with medium jumbo frets, giving the S7 Vintage a smooth contemporary playing feel. Add in the gloriously silky rolled fretboard edges and you've got a guitar that plays like it should be four times the price.

"The satin neck finish feels great, the rolled fretboard edges really do make a difference, and the vibrato system has been well set up with a natural response and decent tuning stability." - guitar.com

Hardware on the S7 Vintage is of an incredibly high standard. The premium locking tuners keep the guitar as precise as can be, even when using the old school S7V tremolo bridge to its fullest extent.

Sound

Sire's in-house-made Super-V single coil pickup sets meets Larry Carlton's high sonic standards of crisp character and sparkle. You simply can't go wrong with three single coils in an S-type guitar. They're extremely flexible for all styles of clean tones and drive, even spitting out some alnico V high output for more extreme uses. Use the five-way selector to get nuanced variations of the legendary dynamic tone.  

Customer Reviews

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A stunning guitar in every way - feel, looks, sound. Pound for pound the best purchase I have ever made."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This is a wonderful guitar that definitely feels like a guitar 2 or 3 times the price. It’s my first roasted maple neck and I’ve got to say I absolutely love it."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If you're looking for a high end guitar but don't want to pay high end prices, Sire is definitely the way to go."

Specifications

BODY

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Shape: Sire S-Style shape

NECK

  • Neck Material: Roasted Hard Maple
  • Neck Shape:: C-Shape
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard Material: Roasted Hard Maple / Rolled Fretboard Edges
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Frets: 2.7mm Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone Nut, 42mm Width
  • Inlay: Abalone Dot
  • Neck Joint: 4-Bolt Steel Square Plate

ELECTRONICS

  • Pickups: SSS S7 Pickup Set (Alnico 5)
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 5 Way Lever Switch
  • Knobs: Ivory Strat Knob (Volume and Tone)

HARDWARE

  • Bridge: Sire S7V Tremolo Bridge (2 Post Type)
  • Tuning Gear: Sire Premium Locking Tuner
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Pick guard: Tortoise 3 Ply
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Written by Cian Hodge

Specifications
Middle Pickup
S7 Single Coil Pickup
Bridge Pickup
S7 Single Coil Pickup
Hardware Colour
Chrome
Fretboard Wood
Roasted Maple
Number of Strings
6 String Guitars
Scale Length
25.5"
Pickup Config
S/S/S
Brand
Sire
Neck Pickup
S7 Single Coil Pickup
Body Wood
Alder
Body Shape
S Style
Neck Wood
Roasted Maple
Bridge Type
Classic Tremolo

Customer Reviews

4.8

12 reviews

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Sound

Trusted Customer27th Oct 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

Trusted Customer18th Sep 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Carl Leifried30th Jul 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer25th Jul 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Mike McRandall19th Jul 2022

Beautiful piece of equipment. Great workmanship and a perfect set-up from Andertons. I am thrilled with this guitar!

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Mr Charles Porter11th Jul 2022

Astounding value for money. Quite simply a great quality guitar for an incredible price.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Duane Knott23rd Jun 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

Mr Arion Diemling5th May 2022

Very good guitar, as mentioned in some reviews the rolled fretboard can get a bit of getting used to especially on the high e end where it seems a bit over-rolled. Pickups sound excellent and overall plays a lot easier than my MIM Strat. Tremolo system seems solid and the locking tuners are great for tuning stability. Overall an excellent guitar for the money

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Mr Channing Walton27th Apr 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Robert Fenn7th Apr 2022

Build quality and finish is superb. All the positive reviews of the Sire guitars are true. Excellent to play and good range of tones.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

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