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Sire Larry Carlton H7 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar in See Through Red

Inspired by Carlton's classic doublecut semi-hollow, with pickups voiced to match!



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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 the superb bass collaboration with Marcus Miller, Sire have partnered with jazz fusion legend Larry Carlton to bring you their take on the vintage semi-hollow: the H7. Sire instruments boast high-end specs at tempting prices - and it’s business as usual with the H7, which features a rolled edge ebony fingerboard and Larry Carlton Vintage pickup set.

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Great build quality is crucial to a semi-hollow and the H7 passes with flying colours. It's made using maple back and sides and a cool trans maple top, which helps produce a classically familiar resonance. 

Set in is a comfortable “C” shape mahogany neck, topped with that astounding rolled ebony fretboard. Without a doubt, it makes the guitar feel like it's worth four times the price. Embedded are medium jumbo frets to give the H7 an updated playing feel and they combine well with the flat 12 inch radius.

Hardware on the H7 is of an incredibly high standard. The diecast premium tuners keep the guitar as precise as can be, while at the other end the Tune-O-matic bridge retains accurate intonation.


Sire had to pull out all the stops to meet the lofty expectations of Mr. 335 himself. The Larry Carlton Vintage humbucker sets delivers incredibly smooth sustain, bucketloads of harmonics and brilliant clarity suited to blues, rock and jazz styles.

"One thing that’s already plenty beefy is the sound of Sire’s humbuckers. The neck unit is full and thumpy, a natural for shiny-shoed jazz, but the other two settings do an impressive job of keeping things full while dialling up the midrange snap.... give the H7 just a teaspoon of overdrive and it reveals itself to be a rich and gutsy solo machine." - guitar.com

Customer Reviews

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fantastic guitar by any standards, and particularly at this price point. It really does look and feel like a much more expensive instrument."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It's just a really great quality guitar at any price, especially rolled binding on the neck which makes it extremely comfortable to play!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The pickups were perfectly balanced, producing a variety of tones and with a modicum of overdrive they really sing. If anybody wants a 335 style guitar without breaking the bank, I thoroughly recommend"



  • Body Material: Top: Maple, Side & Back: Maple (Center Block: Maple)
  • Body Shape: Sire Semi-Hollow Shape


  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: C-Shape
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony / Rolled Fretboard Edges
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 2.7mm Medium Jumbo
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • String Nut: Bone Nut, 43mm width
  • Inlay: Wh.P Square
  • Neck Joint: Set-Neck Joint


  • Pickups: Larry Carlton Vintage Humbucker Set
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone (each pickup), 3 Way Toggle
  • Knobs: Black Top Hat Knob


  • Bridge: Sire Standard Tune-O-matic & Stop Tail Piece
  • Tuning Gear: Sire Premium Diecasting Tuner
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Pickguard: Black 3 Ply
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Customer Reviews


22 reviews





Mathew Lock11th Jan 2024

Very fast shipping! Came a few days before the estimate. The guitar is 99% flawless! Extremely happy with the playability. Mine had 1mm action on the high E and 1.5mm on the low. Super polished frets! An almost rosewood looking Ebony fretboard which was nice and hydrated. Slight negatives - Nut is cut good and nicely rounded but slightly wrong on the G so tuning is marginally out but easy to fix. Had one or two frets sprouting but easily fixable. All in all, fantastic value for money. Plays great, looks great and sounds great.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Steven Davies12th Jul 2023

Great guitar for any price , beautiful sound and looks , delighted

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer9th Jul 2022

Value 5Looks 4Sound 4

Mr Lee Brooks24th May 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Mick Stubbs17th May 2022

Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Trusted Customer3rd Feb 2022

Looks and sounds like a guitar three times the price

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Mr Peter Salmon2nd Feb 2022

Really love the Sire H7 in red. Beautiful finish, clear tone is perfect for jazz style. Also does some great early Clapton licks, Cream days, with a bit of overdrive. Wonderful neck. Very playable. A very good buy. Too early to talk about durability.

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Mr Kevin Winter21st Jan 2022

came with finnish mark on the front . was given a very small refund

Value 3Looks 4Durability 5Sound 4

Richard25th Nov 2021

This is the first instrument I have ordered online, took a gamble based on the reviews. The guitar was far better than I thought it would be the sound was excellent, build quality I could not fault . playability was very good no need to set the guitar up overall excellent value should be more expensive than the asking price. Would recomend this guitar to anyone looking for a semiacoustic 335 style.

Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Mr David Dudley23rd Oct 2021

Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

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