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Sire Larry Carlton S7 Vintage in Tobacco Sunburst

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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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.


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."



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


  • 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


  • Pickups: Sire LC Super-V pickup set (SSS) (Alnico 5)
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 5 Way Lever Switch
  • Knobs: Ivory Strat Knob (Volume and Tone)


  • 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

Bridge Type
Classic Tremolo
Hardware Colour
Neck Wood
Roasted Maple
Middle Pickup
S7 Single Coil Pickup
Number of Strings
6 String Guitars
Pickup Config
Scale Length
Body Shape
S Style
Body Wood
Bridge Pickup
S7 Single Coil Pickup
Fretboard Wood
Roasted Maple
Neck Pickup
S7 Single Coil Pickup

Customer Reviews


6 reviews





Trusted Customer10th Oct 2023

Fantastic guitar for this money!

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Mr Lee Brooks1st Sep 2023

loving my new sire what a lovely guitar this guitar is

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

Chris W.29th Mar 2022

A beautiful guitar that makes you want to pick it up and play. The neck is very comfortable and the extra features like locking tuners and a rolled finger board are hard to find at this price point. I am a beginner and feel I made a great choice with this guitar.

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer23rd Jan 2022

Sire S7 Vintage Stratocaster

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Antony Edwardson14th Jan 2022

A thing of beauty, plays incredibly well. The Sire brand is well hyped by the Andertons videos and others but it is truly justified if this guitar is anything to go by.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

Trusted Customer30th Dec 2021

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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