Larry Carlton L7 GT

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Electric Guitar

  • SC-Style
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple with flamed maple veneer
  • Neck: Mahogany (Toona sureni)
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck type: Glued-in
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard inlays: Trapezoid
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut width: 43 mm (1.71")
  • Scale: 627 mm (24.7")
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm (12")
  • Pickguard: Ivory
  • Binding: Ivory
  • Pickup: Alnico 5 humbucker with chrome cover (bridge), Alnico 5 humbucker with chrome cover (neck)
  • 2 Volume controls, 2 tone controls
  • Switch: 3-Way toggle
  • Bridge: TOM style with aluminium stop tailpiece
  • Hardware surface: Chrome
  • Sire Premium Locking machine heads
  • Colour: Gold Top
available since September 2020
Item number 487541
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Gold
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 22
Scale 627 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
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£489
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I am very very pleasantly surprised. Indonesia manufacturing takes the crown again.
Adie 19.05.2021
I purchased this guitar with quite high expectations as I had previously purchased a Harley Benton sc550 with emg pickups in tobacco sunburst which I am very happy with indeed.
To be honest I am very picky when it comes to fit and finish of all my guitars and if I’m not happy I’ll either send a guitar back or move it on.
This Larry Carlson single cut is one of the most well put together instruments I have ever owned. From the binding to the beautiful deep gold top it is a complete stunner. The neck is a pleasure to have in the hands having rolled edges and flawless fretwork with not the slightest roughness at all, the rear being Matt finished enabling swift movement around the fretboard. It was obvious to me from opening up the packaging that it was a premium instrument. I love the headstock too, a lot of headstocks on these type of guitars look awkward to say the least but not here, it looks in keeping and stylishly finishes off the classy looks of this instrument. Action was a little high ( not unusual for shipped instruments of this type) but that was easily adjusted down to my liking via the bridge adjustment.
The ebony fretboard is smooth and feels nice to the touch.
Sounds are typical for this type of guitar and are of the classic rock genre going through to jazz and clean Lp tones to delight any guitar player. The design of the heel of this instrument makes for easy access to the upper frets an improvement from the original LP.
To finish I am delighted with this offering from sire. What more can I say for 500.00 gdp delivered, this guitar completes with instruments three times its price and in a lot of ways surpasses them. Weight is 7lb 11 oz which is quite lightweight which was just what I had hoped for. Just brilliant. It seems to me that Indonesia are producing instruments now that equal the quality of the Japanese manufacturers which is quite surprising. Service from Thomann was very good indeed, Thankyou Thomann.
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Solid Epiphone competitor
leshka 24.05.2021
Owning it for some time.
Neck joint and satin neck finish totally got me. Neck is very comfortable, nothing gets in the way and satin finish is smooth and pleasant. I'd prefer these features over anything else that Epiphone provide for the price, since it drastically change the feel of instrument.
Humbackers are quite transparent. Comparing to my old B.C.Rich QX6 with muddy Rockfield humbackers, L7 sound very transparent and coil splitting here would be a total overkill option imo. On other hand it handles distortion quite well, but it's ain't no metal machine, that's for sure. It's sticks to the classics.
Volume control is extremely odd but it's my first Les Paul guitar, take this in consideraiton. In middle position I was expecting that rolling off one pickup would keep the other one untouched, so I could use it as kind of balancing tool. But when you roll off one pickup it kills the other one too. I don't get this.
Finish comes with some minor blemishes, but honestly you stop paying attention after some time playing the instrument. Those are for very, extremely picky people.
The only real drawback for me is tuning stability. For some reason tuning doesn't hold for long time and I can't see why. I have to tune guitar every time before playing it and after some time playing it too. In counterweight their S7 strat is dead stable out of the box and it's not even a fixed bridge.
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Good quality, sound and craftmanship
Alper A. 27.11.2021
It's better than i expected. I can easyly say that much more than pictures.
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This is another outstanding guitar by Sire👌👍
Spetsnave 26.05.2022
I love these Larry Carlton guitars 👌👍
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