When most people think of a seven string guitar, they automatically think of super heavy metal thrashing, or they think of prog rock shred. However, there are many other interesting ways that you can incorporate the sound of a seven string guitar into many different genres. Seven String guitars have been used in a wide range of genres, such as: rock, jazz, blues, classical and obviously metal.
Legendary artists such as Steve Vai, Stephen Carpenter of Deftones, Mish Mansoor, Jake Bowen and Mark Holcomb of Periphery, Matt Heafy, and John Petrucci are all some of the most notable 7 strings players, and are arguable the reason the seven string guitar became such a phenomenon. Brands such as Ibanez, ESP, Ernie Ball Music Man, Jackson and Charvel are all perfect choices and cover every genre that requires a 7th string!