does a 7 string require a bigger guitar case or guitar gig bag?

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  1. 7stringstohangyouwith

    7stringstohangyouwith SS.org Regular

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    I would think it uses the same case or bag as any sized guitar? Need to buy one for my 7 string guitar.
     
  2. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Depends on the particular guitar. Typically, no.
     
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    Scordare SS.org Regular

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    It really depends on the guitar and case BUT....from my experience... Hardshell cases made for 6's don't usually fit 7's.. Gig bags are more flexible... Try before you buy or get accurate inside dimensions.
     
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    Kaura bedroom djent kid

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    I have two Prestige Ibbies (one sixer and one seven-string) that came with identical hard cases. I can't even remember which one belongs to which guitar so I probably have the cases switched over the years. :shrug:
     
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    aesthyrian SS.org Regular

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    If we're talking Ibanez, I can tell ya that the case for my '91 RG570 won't fit any of my RG7620's unless I'm willing to crush the foam in the case where the tip of the headstock would rest. This might also be an issue of square heel model vs aanj so newer 6 string Ibanez cases might not share this problem. I've included a pic if it helps any.
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    i think scale length and body shape matters alot more than the amount of strings, most cases and bags will have inner dimensions listed.
     
  7. Iron1

    Iron1 Old School Blacksmith

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    Mine didn't. I have a Roadrunner case and had an SKB, neither of which was long enough for my Jackson 7s. Found a sweet Fender gig bag that they both fit in, however and got a nice Black Friday deal on it. While I prefer HSCs, the gig bag is pretty cool and has a ton of storage.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    depends if it's one that has chords
     

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