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    The seven string market for EBMM

    Im sure its been asked before why hasn't the 7 strings expanded past the jp's. Axis for example or other non signature models?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner-aaron View Post
    Im sure its been asked before why hasn't the 7 strings expanded past the jp's. Axis for example or other non signature models?


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    I can't speak to why there hasn't been implementation on extending the range on current models but, I do know that EBMM partnering with Jason Richardson will result in some extended range goodness here soon. Jason primarily plays 7 string guitars and utilized an 8 string on his debut album so I'm fairly confident the JR signatures will be the push MM needs right now to break the extended range market. Perhaps we will see some non signature extended range guitars from them if the demand is high enough? Who knows though.

    so far what's to be expected in EBMM extended range line:
    Current offerings:
    JP7 & Majesty 7

    Future offerings:
    JR 7, JR 8 and a JP 8


    Personally, I hope what differentiates the two lines the most will be their bridge. I know Jason uses his tremolo a lot but, I'd love a fixed bridge shred machine. That's not my call though, that's Jason's.
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    I love my JP's and i have been very curious about what will come about with the JR series as well.

    I have a 8 already that's collecting dust. They're just not my thing tho.. i do admire they capabilities that offer.


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    Hopefully somewhere down the road we can see line grow. I feel you're correct with the whole demand perspective. EBMM is a creative brand!


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    I'm just gonna throw this out there: aside from some classical 7 strings like Lenny Breau would use there hasn't been a lot of implementation of 7 strings outside of hard rock/metal. For the most part Sterling and Dudley just aren't really into that kind of music so they probably just never considered adding it to one of the non-sigs.
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    Charlie Hunter! Though it's a different kind of 7 string

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyBall View Post
    I'm just gonna throw this out there: aside from some classical 7 strings like Lenny Breau would use there hasn't been a lot of implementation of 7 strings outside of hard rock/metal. For the most part Sterling and Dudley just aren't really into that kind of music so they probably just never considered adding it to one of the non-sigs.
    Thanks for chiming in Casey! That makes a lot of sense. Maybe one day the other models like the armada or the previous mentioned axis would be cool. Hell the most unique would be a cutlass. You guys don't follow trends you create them and do them on your own terms. Something a respect about the brand. So until then a man can dream!

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    I'm guessing here but unless you are ESP or Jackson etc, then the sales revenue vs the increased cost of producing all the parts for a 7 string (and that's most of them), would not make it a very attractive business proposition?

    I would be interested to know how many 7 strings are sold for every 6 string?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bungo View Post
    I'm guessing here but unless you are ESP or Jackson etc, then the sales revenue vs the increased cost of producing all the parts for a 7 string (and that's most of them), would not make it a very attractive business proposition?

    I would be interested to know how many 7 strings are sold for every 6 string?
    I would think it's 3 to 1 maybe 4 to 1 ratio. That would be a Sterling or Casey question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner-aaron View Post
    I would think it's 3 to 1 maybe 4 to 1 ratio. That would be a Sterling or Casey question.
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    For every 6-string? I'd be astonished if it's more than 10 to 1.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bungo View Post
    I'm guessing here but unless you are ESP or Jackson etc, then the sales revenue vs the increased cost of producing all the parts for a 7 string (and that's most of them), would not make it a very attractive business proposition?
    In fairness EBMM are already making all the parts for a 7-string
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead-Eye View Post
    In fairness EBMM are already making all the parts for a 7-string
    The parts would all be different for the different models if 7 strings were available for other guitars in the range too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead-Eye View Post
    For every 6-string? I'd be astonished if it's more than 10 to 1.




    In fairness EBMM are already making all the parts for a 7-string


    4 six string to every 1 seven string... after thinking about i feel like I'm being way to generous lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner-aaron View Post
    4 six string to every 1 seven string... after thinking about i feel like I'm being way to generous lol.


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    I would bet 7 strings make up 1-2% of sales. No more. Maybe even less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norrin Radd View Post
    I would bet 7 strings make up 1-2% of sales. No more. Maybe even less.
    I'm guessing that if it weren't for JP wanting and using them EBMM would probably not have ever been in the 7 string market. It's not that big of a space when you really think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norrin Radd View Post
    I would bet 7 strings make up 1-2% of sales. No more. Maybe even less.
    I'm with NR - the seven string market HAS to be in the low single digit percentages of the market...

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