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Sire Larry Carlton S7 FM Electric Guitar in Natural

Modern S-style guitar featuring an ultra-versatile HSS pickup set, flamed Maple top, rock-solid roasted Maple neck & smooth rolled fingerboard edges!



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Product Description

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, an 'Edgeless' rolled-edge fretboard and flexible Super-ST pickups suited to Larry Carlton's tonal preferences.

"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

Premium Construction

The S7 combines both modern design construction with familiarly classy style. It's made up of an Alder body 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 adorned with medium jumbo frets; giving the S7 a luxurious, 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!

High-Quality Hardware

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. This is also thanks in part to the traditional bone nut, which is a low-friction material that allows the strings to smoothly glide and accurately return to pitch.

Stellar Sire Sound

Sire created the Super-ST pickup set to meet Larry Carlton'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. You can also engage a coil-tap function (via the push/push volume knob) to attain a single-coil style sound from the bridge humbucker.

"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."



  • Body Shape: Sire S-Style
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Top: Flamed Maple Veneer


  • Neck Material: Roasted Hard Maple
  • Neck Profile: C-Shape
  • Neck Joint: 4-Bolt Steel Square Plate
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Roasted Hard Maple, Edgeless (Rolled Edges)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Abalone Dot
  • String Nut: Bone (42 mm)


  • Bridge: Sire Modern Tremolo (2-Post Type)
  • Tuners: Sire Premium Locking
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs: BK Strat
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome


  • Pickups: Sire Super-ST HSS Set
  • Controls: Volume (Push/Push Coil-Tap), Tone, 5-Way Lever Switch

Customer Reviews


27 reviews





Mr neil miller18th Apr 2023

Beats my Fender Strat hands down. One of the best guitars I have played

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Michael Jones26th Sep 2022

I bought the Sire S7 in natural flame top (as I liked the understated appearance), because the reviews were so good. This guitar is soooooooooo nice! The satin neck glides in your hand. The fretboard finish is like a Fender custom shop. The weight is perfect. Tone is godlike and the body snugs against you to make you one with the instrument. Playing at the top of the neck is where this guitar realls sings in my opinion. It's voice is angelic. Just beautiful. I can't imagine ever playing any other guitar now. I can see these first editions becoming collectors guitars in years to come. Keeps the box under your bed! Thank you Andertons.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer16th Jun 2022

Well built and nicely finished, fretwork and satin neck are particularly good. Some spring resonance and low E string sounds a little dull but this might be remedied with new strings and pro at up. Locking tuners work well.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Marc C25th Jun 2022

Great playing good sounding nice hardware for a good price

Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 4

Mr Paul Campbell24th Jun 2022

If you want a strat style guitar: Look at the specs - yes it is that good Then look at what I paid - £399. Then go and buy one!!

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Mr Stewart Edgell13th Jun 2022

Value 5Looks 5Sound 4

Cameron10th Jun 2022

I couldn't find a Sire S7 anywhere in the USA. All back ordered for months. Came across Andertons online with S7's in stock. I quickly did the math for the conversion rate, VAT, shipping, etc. Turned out that it was cheaper to buy from Andertons even having it shipped to the USA. Purchased and received it in excellent condition in a week. Somehow it was even still in tune. Setup was perfect. All the Sire S7 hype is true. Having more fun playing it now instead of my 3k LP. Love it! Thank you

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Ian Smith8th Jun 2022

You really do get a lot of guitar for your money. The playability is better than on my PRS that cost five times as much. The neck is definitely the star of the show. I felt that the pickups were a little unrefined at first but the sound has really grown on me.

Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Mr Rob Wood4th Jun 2022

Value 5Looks 5Sound 4

Mr Leonard Gminski1st Jun 2022

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

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