Options for a Nylon String/Classical 7 string?

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I'm seriously wanting to get a Nylon string 7 string. I have an AJ307 that I love, but the string spacing isn't very conducive for finger picking, and I'd like to have the option for a Nylon String sound.

I've checked this one out a few times, any thoughts on it?

https://www.rondomusic.com/Agile_Renaissance_Class_72527_EQ_CUT_NA.html

I'm not opposed to buying used if anyone has suggestions on some models that were made in the past.
 

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The Rondo stuff is probably the best overall option.

Gianni made (makes?) a 7, but quality was spotty. Not that the Rondo is guaranteed to be perfect, but I've gotten a few acoustics from them, and they're great for the price.

Ibanez had a 7 recently, but I'd still go with the Rondo unless a used one pops up for dead cheap.

Honestly, the best 7-string classical purposed guitar I've ever played (that wasn't some super expensive custom job) was the thin-line Godin Multiac 7. They just sound so good, and are built really well. If you want the Classical spacing and feel, but don't absolutely need a full acoustic I can't recommend the Godin enough.
 

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The Rondo stuff is probably the best overall option.

Gianni made (makes?) a 7, but quality was spotty. Not that the Rondo is guaranteed to be perfect, but I've gotten a few acoustics from them, and they're great for the price.

Ibanez had a 7 recently, but I'd still go with the Rondo unless a used one pops up for dead cheap.

Honestly, the best 7-string classical purposed guitar I've ever played (that wasn't some super expensive custom job) was the thin-line Godin Multiac 7. They just sound so good, and are built really well. If you want the Classical spacing and feel, but don't absolutely need a full acoustic I can't recommend the Godin enough.

Thanks a lot, I always appreciate your input. I'll probably pull the trigger on the Agile once I move some stuff I have for sale. The Godin looks interesting but I'd like to have a full acoustic, and having a fanned fret guitar is also something I've wanted to try.
 

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I have a Ibanez AJ307 as well, where do you guys get acoustic 7 string sets at? Ive had to “build my own”.
 

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I just order the single string in the gauge I want.
 

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Yeah stringsbymail has an excellent selection. I go for the Savarez 7-13 string section (strings 7-13 of the harpstyle tunings that are typical of classical guitars, i.e 7 = D, 8 = C, 9 = B, 10 = A, 11 = G, 12 = F , 13 = E) These are of course approximations dependent on your scale and tension preferences.

The Agile probably is your best bet. Ibanez made an 8, Ortega too, but 7 strings are considerably more rare than 8. There is the Kremona Fiesta CW7. Bartolex/Milagro. But Agile is likely the cheapest for sure.
 

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I have a Ibanez AJ307 as well, where do you guys get acoustic 7 string sets at? Ive had to “build my own”.
I use electric flatwound 7 sets on the AJ307. The 7 string hunt for acoustic sets has been frustrating for me in the past. Lol
 


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