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Sire Larry Carlton H7 Hollowbody in Cherry Sunburst

Inspired by Carlton's classic doublecut hollow-body, 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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    Construction

    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 flamed 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.

    Sound

    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"

    Specifications

    BODY

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

    NECK

    • 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, 40mm width
    • Inlay: Wh.P Square
    • Neck Joint: Set-Neck Joint

    ELECTRONICS

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

    HARDWARE

    • 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

    4.9

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    Andrew H27th Apr 2022

    Beautifully finished guitar that is a joy to play.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Martin Blake28th Feb 2022

    I ordered a Cherry Sunburst Sire H7 Semi-acoustic guitar from Andertons, having read many shining reviews and seen the Captain and Danish Pete's excellent video review. The guitar arrived the very next day, beautifully packaged. Unboxing was a treat... Slowly, as the layers of protective packaging was removed, did the instrument reveal its true beauty. Fab flamed maple top, stylish headstock, shiny and gorgeous. The action was fantastic, straight out of the box and it had a nice ring to it, even acoustically. All the finishing touches were excellent, such as the binding on the f holes. Plugged into my Fender Deluxe Reverb is when it really began to shine. 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 logging on to Andertons and getting yourself a Sire H7. I don't think you'd be disappointed. I certainly am not, I can scarcely put the thing down!

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer23rd Jan 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Tim Holland12th Jan 2022

    It was just as I was hoping!

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Mr Ritchie Halsall4th Jan 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Donna Back1st Jan 2022

    Looks great. Plays great. Excellent value for money.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 4

    david roberts23rd Dec 2021

    plays really well, sounds great, a few cosmetic flaws, where colour bleeding into the lacquer over the binding

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer1st Sep 2021

    Very good value for money. I have a Gibson 335, which cost six times the price of the Sire, but is obviously not six times better.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer22nd Aug 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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