Legator is a heavyweight up-and-comer in the metal guitar arena, providing guitars for Wretched, Within the Ruins, Glass Cloud, and Jonathan Donais of Shadows Fall/Anthrax. They make sweet shred machines for (almost) the whole family, with guitars ranging from entry level to high end pro and signature models (including the Josh Travis 9 string).
Just this past week, however, they’ve at last added some guitars for grandpa: the Helio Acoustic series, currently featuring 4 models (the Concert sized 6 & 7 string steel string and 7 string classical, and the Dreadnought 6 string steel string).
Ibanez currently produces two 7 string acoustic models and Dean has in the recent past (although apparently they’ve stopped offering them as I was unable to find any information about them), but I’m hard pressed to find any other production 7 string acoustics from any brands. Agile seems to have skipped sevens entirely and gone straight to eight, which was briefly offered in multiscale but seems to be only single scale at the moment.
All this to say, if you’re in the market for a 7 string acoustic, and you don’t want to have one custom made, Legator is now on the table and competing directly with Ibanez. That’s a bit of a David and Goliath matchup right there if you ask me, and we all know how that story ended.
Either Legator acoustic 7 will set you back $1049.00.