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Sire Larry Carlton T7 FM Electric Guitar in Transparent Black

Featuring Flamed Maple Top, Roasted Maple Neck, Rolled Fingerboard, 2-Point Tremolo & Locking Tuners

£549.00

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Product Description

Sire's T7 FM model takes the iconic T-style guitar formula to new sonic heights, with a potent dual-humbucker configuration. A continuation of their relationship with jazz fusion legend Larry Carlton, Sire's modern take on the traditional T-type keeps the legendary shape intact, but comes supercharged with several cutting-edge features in order to appeal to today's generation of performance-conscious players.

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Key appointments include a flamed Maple top, a rock-solid roasted Maple neck with a rolled-edge fingerboard, medium jumbo frets, locking tuners, a 2-point tremolo and highly-flexible electronics. Available at a fantastic price-point to boot, like all Sire instruments, the stunningly-crafted T7 FM electric guitar is a brilliant T-style alternative perfectly-suited for contemporary virtuosos.

Classic T-Shaped Body

While Sire's T7 FM model departs quite heavily from the original T-type blueprint, it does pay homage to this seminal instrument with an orthodox Alder body that guarantees a tight, balanced tone — the perfect tonal platform for the thick-sounding pickups.

However, Sire has put its own spin on this recognisable body shape by adding a shallow contour at the back of the lower cutaway. This minor yet thoughtful construction tweak therefore enables easier access to the upper frets, so that there are less limits to your creativity!

Roasted Maple Neck

Many modern high-end instruments come fitted with roasted Maple necks, yet Sire has somehow managed to fit its affordable T7 FM with one — providing you with a truly premium look and feel. "Roasting" is a process that is used to remove all of the natural moisture retained by a tonewood, which ultimately darkens the material and makes it far less vulnerable to warping when exposed to varying climates. This means that the T7 FM's neck is incredibly stable — vastly improving tuning stability.

Powerful 'LC Super-M' Humbuckers

Sire has equipped its gorgeous T-inspired model with a set of newly-designed 'LC Super-M' humbuckers. Delivering a rich and punchy sound, these pickups have plenty of output without being over-the-top — ensuring that your playing dynamics and technical nuances are heard for an expressive voice.

A 5-way pickup lever switch allows you to attain various full-humbucking and split-coil combinations. This makes the T7 FM a highly-versatile guitar that's adaptable for most musical styles — from country and jazz, to classic rock and even metal!

High-Quality Hardware

Hardware can be an afterthought for some guitar companies, but Sire has made sure that every detail is executed to perfection with its T7 FM. Boasting a beautifully-machined 2-post tremolo, this bridge lets you tastefully add warble to chords or dramatically dive into notes, while the steel block and stainless saddles enhance sustain and note resonance.

A set of Sire 'Premium Locking' tuners significantly cut down string-changing time so that you have more freedom to play, with less winds required around their posts too — reducing the likelihood of tuning slips.

Customer Reviews

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fantasic value, great quality and set up very good out of the box, the intonation is spot on"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If I could give this more than five stars then I would . Puts some of the expensive USA guitars that I’ve owned to shame regarding attention to detail and finish . Might get another…."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I think this is probably my favourite guitar already, excellent build quality and finish, attention to detail is very good."

Specifications

Body

  • Body Material: North American Alder
  • Body Top: Flamed Maple Veneer
  • Body Shape: Sire T-Style

Neck

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

Electronics

  • Pickups: Sire LC Super-M Set (Zebra)
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Lever Switch
  • Pickup Switching: Position 1: Bridge, Position 2: Bridge & Neck Split (Inner Coil), Position 3: Bridge & Neck, Position 4: Neck Split (Outer Coil), Position 5: Neck

Hardware

  • Bridge: T7 2-Post Modern Tremolo (Steel Block & Stainless Saddles)
  • Tuners: Sire Premium Locking
  • Control Knobs: Dome
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
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Customer Reviews

4.6

15 reviews

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Mr Paul Braz12th Sep 2023

Good grief this guitar is great!!! Amazing tones, excellent playability and build quality.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

P Stroud8th Apr 2023

I like the matt varnish on the neck which makes it easier to slide your hand up and down. Simplistic looks with no clutter or over embellishments. Sounds amazing with its double humbuckers. The wood grain and finish are beautiful.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Chris Parkin1st Feb 2023

Great sound Great feel Good looks Does everything I need in a guitar You would think this guitar is of a higher price point

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer20th Sep 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer30th Aug 2022

No false hype here, a fantastic guitar. The only reason why I haven't given it a 5 star rating is because I find it a little neck heavy, but this is no biggie. I have found myself a guitar strap that doesn't slip which keeps the Sire exactly where I like it. It is both beautiful and absolutely joyous to play!

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Grant D30th Jul 2022

Value 5Looks 5Sound 4

Mr Ray Cook22nd Jul 2022

It is a lovely guitar for the money. Love the neck. I had to intonate the bottom E, otherwise the setup was good

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

Mr Jeriel Cepin Diaz10th Jun 2022

Will4th Jun 2022

Exceptional quality and value

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

Trusted Customer24th Apr 2022

Craftsmanship is good, but it can be improved.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

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