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Sire Larry Carlton S7 FM in Trans Black

Ultra Versatile "S" style loaded with 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 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. 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 Super-ST pickups suited to Larry Carlton's tonal preferences.

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    Construction

    The S7 combines both modern design construction with familiarly classy style. It's made of a premium alder wood with a 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 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.

    Hardware on the S7 is of an incredibly high standard. The premium locking tuners keep the guitar as precise as can be, even when using the Modern tremolo bridge for flutters and big divebombs.

    Sound

    Sire created the Super-ST pickup set to meet Larry Calton's high tonal standards. They deliver on outstanding clarity and treble-heavy sparkle. The H/S/S configuration is arguably the most versatile of pickup layouts. That means the Sire S7 can access dynamic cleans and lead tones at the neck and crunchy rhythm in the bridge position. Mix in the middle single coil to get nuanced, characterful variations. 

    "Keep everything wide open on the S7 and it does exactly what you’d want it to do: offering up clear and well-balanced Stratty tones with a nice bit of extra oomph from the humbucker. Played clean, all three pickups are perky and brisk, with loads of phasey quack in both in-between positions... give it some mid-gain overdrive to play with and this guitar really finds its true voice." - guitar.com

    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 w/ Flamed Maple Veneer (optional)
    • 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: Sire Super-ST Pickup Set
    • Controls: Volume, Tone, 5 Way Lever Switch
    • Knobs: BK Strat Knob (Volume and Tone)

    HARDWARE

    • Bridge: Sire Modern Tremolo Bridge (2 Post Type)
    • Tuning Gear: Sire Premium Locking Tuner
    • Hardware Finish: Chrome
    • Pick guard: Ivory Pearl 3 Ply
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    Customer Reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

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    Trusted Customer1st Jun 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

    Mr Stephen Fothergill23rd Mar 2022

    Gloss front and mat back. Beautifully finished a real eye turner.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer11th Mar 2022

    Awesome guitar. Look great. Feels great. Sounds great

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr John Taylor24th Feb 2022

    Great looking guitar, first class fit & finish. Lovely smoooth neck. Plays great. Interesting tones from p/u selection. Looks & feels far more expensive.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

    Peter Sklaroff11th Feb 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer9th Feb 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Gavin Elliot16th Jan 2022

    Did lots of research before buying. All of the excellent reviews were fully justified. Good range of tones and fabulous beautifully finished fretboard. This guitar is not far behind my £2k ESP

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr. Nicholas Hammond22nd Jan 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer13th Jan 2022

    Perfect in every way. Specifications are well beyond price point.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Arthur Long11th Jan 2022

    Absolutely superb instrument in every way.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

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