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Sire Larry Carlton S7 Vintage in Arctic White

Iconic style with updated modern feel and custom shop features

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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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    Customer Reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

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    Trusted Customer1st May 2022

    Man, what a guitar. When people say this punches above its weight, they mean it. This easily feels and plays like a $1200+ guitar, except its $570 USD. Fantastic tone that is moderately warmer than a strat (less shrill) but the spank and shimmer are still there. The roasted maple feels incredible and the guitar is simply beautiful. If you’re considering getting this, stop considering and just do it.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr David Nolan27th Apr 2022

    The guitar is every bit as good as I imagined it would be.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Mr Raymond Hebert5th Mar 2022

    This is my 2nd Sire from Andertons. Great service and fast shipping. Cheaper to purchase from UK then to buy here in the states.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr Dan Conley1st Mar 2022

    For the price point this is a fantastic guitar. I would recommend it to anyone that wants a strat at a good price. This feels and plays better than my Fender Player series.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Andy Chase11th Jan 2022

    Fantastic guitar - sounds great and feels a premium product. Better than some more expensive guitars I have played.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Michal Sagan4th Jan 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer22nd Dec 2021

    The guitar looks great, sounds great, a joy to play and exceptional value for money.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Mr. Kevin Holmes18th Dec 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer17th Dec 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

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