The fabulous Korn duo has inspired an awesome design with custom DiMarzio open humbuckers, a K7 logo blazing across the 12th fret, and the out-of-your-way but right-where-you-need-it U-Bar locking tre... Read More
The fabulous Korn duo has inspired an awesome design with custom DiMarzio open humbuckers, a K7 logo blazing across the 12th fret, and the out-of-your-way but right-where-you-need-it U-Bar locking trem system (which can be replaced with a standard bar). Glow-in-the-dark side markers keep you oriented on that vast expanse of 24 fat frets and 7 strings. A genuine mahogany body provides resonance and the rosewood fretboard feels fabulous.
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When I picked up the Ibanez K7, I felt simultaneous waves of awe and apprehension. From what todays's current metalheads would have one believe, nu-metal is a dead artform and has been happily buried. However, despite what one might say about KoRn, Ibanez has showcased the intensity and heaviness of the nu-metal guitarist duo in this polished piece of hardware. The prestige neck is as smooth as silk, allowing the user unusual mobility. The whole shebang is a bit heavy- but this is offset by the comfort and ease of use provided by the truly awesome maple five-piece neck. The cacophony of sounds the K7 is able to produce is really an aural masterwork. If used in the right hands, the 7 strings can really sing- nevermind the factory "A" tuning. The all-mahogany body make spossible an array of deep, deep lows and notably awesome sustain. The jumbo frets feel inviting and facilitate breakneck leads and really simplify chording. The only notable omission from this beast of an axe is a second tone knob, which really is a shame. The unique U-bar allows the guitarist to trem w/o fiddling with the fine tuning. Perhaps the feature that brings it all together and really makes it rock is the dual DiMarzio PU's- they make the K7 roar, and make the transition from 6 to 7-string playing not only easy, but enjoyable. So for dyed-in-the-wool KoRn fans or experienced players seeking a broad sonic range, this is well worth the 1500 price tag. The K7 could be considered a modern-day classic, and is only trumped in technical brilliance by the Steve Vai 7-string Universe.