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Sire Larry Carlton S7 FM Electric Guitar in Transparent Blue

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


38 reviews





Mr. Jonathan Randall6th Sep 2023

It will be hard to find better for the price! Set up generally excellent. Fret ends excellent. Playability superb. 3 frets needed minimal levelling attention. Tuners were a little tight. Nut is cut well and relief at fret 1 is great. String height and pickup height is spot on. Intonation required small adjustment on 2 strings. Overall a brilliant instrument with great looks and sound!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Mr John Reed13th May 2023

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr David Shipley15th Mar 2023

I'm a beginner guitarist, late comer (55) and after several months wanted to treat myself to something that is different to the usual ( Fender etc) that also passed the wife's banking scrutiny. The guitar looks fantastic and sounds great. It was set up really well on arrival. No blemishes anywhere. Quite an astonishing price for what you get, I spent a lot of time comparing and researching and couldn't be happier with my choice.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr. M.15th Mar 2023

Nothing to say here that everyone hasn’t already said… great guitar for not a lot of cabbage.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Kevin Fazakerley15th Feb 2023

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer18th Jan 2023

The guitar arrived in excellent condition, was set up well and even in tune. I couldn't be more pleased with it. It's lovely.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Chris Abbey13th Jan 2023

This is the best guitar I’ve ever owned. It has a really comfortable neck, the pickups sound great, nice vibrato, and all for a very reasonable price.,

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Clifford Hawley26th Mar 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer24th Mar 2022

Amazing value for what this guitar has to offer - roasted maple neck, locking tuners, full-sized pots, quality pickups, looks. Would be nice to have a case included but at this price point can't really complain about it. The neck feels amazing. The tuning stability is impressive.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

Mr Dilshan Gunatilleke22nd Mar 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

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