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Artist Spiritus7 Black 7 String Electric Guitar w/ Humbuckers

The Artist Spiritus7 is the perfect introduction 7 String guitar to take you on your journey into the world of low-tuned Metal and Djent. This guitar has a super-strat shaped black gloss Poplar body, a Canadian Maple Bolt-on neck, a black-painted tune-o-matic bridge and string-thru-ferule tail for the best sustain possible. The controls are simple and effective, 1 volume, 1 Tone and a 3-way selector.

With its moderate-high output, passive open-coiled ceramic humbuckers, this guitar will have a tight low-end, and that familiar lower-mid growl that some of the more expensive guitars on the market have; crucial to low-tuned Heavy Metal and Hardcore styles.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: Spiritus7

Body: Poplar, Super Strat Style

Scale Length: 25.5 Inches


  • Wood: Canadian Maple
  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Thickness: 22-24 mm
  • Nut: Bone

Fretboard: Eco-Rosewood, Modern D

Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)

Frets: 24 Frets, 1.1 mm 2.7 White Copper Fretwires

Bridge: Black Tune-o-matic Bridge

Pickups: 2 x Passive Humbucker Pickups, Open Coil Black Bobbin, both Ceramic Magnet.

Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-Way Selector

Hardware: Die-Cast Black

Accessories: Strings - 10-59 Gauge Factory-fitted, 2 Celluloid Picks

Colour: Gloss Black

Weight: 3.4-3.6kg approx. 7lb 11oz

Optional Hardcases: REC300RC, REC350BK, REC350FTB, EC500

Optional Gig Bags: BAGST, HGBAGST


Reviews (18)

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Artist Spiritus7

By: on 3 October 2023
I have had my eye on this guitar for a while now. I am so glad I added it to my arsenal, it is a very versatile guitar. The guitar is exactly as described, very tight low end with a nice growl, but also the high end is quite bright and crisp. Suuuuper lightweight as well (I'm used to my TC59), which makes playing this axe a breeze. This is my first 7 string and I can't put it down. Very well done Artist, thank you!!

Artist Guitars Response
We are please to hear that you like the guitar. It is great to hear the feedback from out customer and get their review.

Spiritus7, works as described - straight out of th

By: on 18 July 2023
Very impressed that a guitar at this price sounds and feels as good as it does. Was not expecting that all I would need to do is tune it and plug it in (with the supplied cable), especially considering at little more than the cost of a service. An affordable and extremely welcome way to determine if a 7 string should be a part of my guitar arsenal. Slots in just fine with the Cole Clark, Fender and Parker. Now I just gotta learn how to play…

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Awsome Guitar

By: on 24 March 2023
I have been looking at seven string guitars for a while now and haven't seen one at this price. The value for money is amazing, this guitar sounds and looks great. I'm very happy with my purchase

Artist Guitars Response
We really appreciate it for taking the time to leave feedback and are glad to know that you are happy with our products and service.

A Valuable Asset

By: on 18 January 2023
I want to give the Artist Guitar management staff some feedback on the people who give guitar Demo Videos. I've watched a few demos on Artist Guitar's website and on Youtube. In my opinion, the Demo Videos by PETER NORTHCOTE are by far the best. He is one top-class asset that Artist Guitars should value highly. I love his humour and I love his guitar skills. A great combination. Cheers

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for leaving this feedback. This definitely helps us in improving our products and services.

Awesome guitar

By: on 6 December 2022
Just got one of these as my first 7 string. Can highly recommend if you are looking at trying out that extra string on your guitar. Feels nice to play, been playing with drop A and it still feels nice and tight. Pickups are better than expected for the price. Only downside I can find is there is a slight buzz when not playing/touching strings, but its not enough for me to worry about. Overall it feels like a higher priced guitar and it will be getting a lot of use.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Spiritus 7

By: on 31 October 2022
You can’t go wrong for the money. It’s helpful if you can do some basic setup it needed some tweaks to make it better, I.e truss rod adjustment, pickup height and fret polish helps with smooth bends. Some recommend replacing the unbranded strings also but for the money it’s a killer looking axe that should play great when I’ve finished.

Defective Spiritus guitars

By: on 15 October 2022
Everything about this guitar is great, except one major flaw. They're not grounded, therefore you get massive unnecessary buzzing. This is not acceptable on any guitar, cheap or expensive. The issue I have, is that Artist knows about problem of the bridge being painted, causing defective earthing. What's worse is that they're trying to sell my defective returned guitar as a 'customer returned' item knowing full well there is a pretty major issue (Admitted via email). The whole Spiritus line should be removed from sale, as they know about the inherent issue, wasting your time and their money. It's for this reason I'll not buy another Artist guitar until this is rectified.

Artist Guitars Response
Hi Tim, thanks for your review! These guitars are earthed and safe to use, however, the strings are unearthed due to paint on the bridge, which can cause some additional hum. This isn't defective as the guitar works completely as described, but it could simply be slightly quieter. For our Spiritus7, we have made the choice to provide a great value alternative to high-tier 7-strings, that both looks the part and is perfectly usable in most situations. We are unable to use an unpainted black bridge and have instead chosen the painted black version rather than a grounded chrome version, as this is more in keeping with the theme of this instrument. Our reasoning behind this is that this guitar is designed as an entry into the world of 7-strings, and rather than spending $2K+ on another brand with top-tier spec, we provide an entry point that allows you to try this type of instrument for a fraction of the price. There are very few alternatives for those interested in a 7-string model, and if you’re ever dissatisfied, find it is too noisy for silent recording or other applications, or simply change your mind, we will cover any customer under our 100-days satisfaction guarantee for any new guitar. Our Spiritus7 is also a well-crafted and reliable instrument that is just a few upgrades away from something in the $2K tier. Customers buying an entry-level guitar should be aware that certain features may not be exactly the same as on a much more expensive model, but this instrument should be perfectly usable for live and practice applications, and for $269.00 delivered this instrument is one that we stand behind.

Amazing guitar for the price!

By: on 6 September 2022
Very very impressed with the build quality and how this plays - easily on par with guitars triple the price. If you are after a first 7 string to learn on or something that you can thrash around at gigs, this is it! Amazingly quick shipping too :) couldn’t be happier - thanks artist!

Artist Guitars Response
No worries and we are glad to hear that you are happy with our products and services. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Worth the money (factory 2nd)

By: on 16 October 2021
Got this one as a factory 2nd customer returned model for a large discount. I didn't inquire as to why it was a factory 2nd. Turned out it had 2 issues: bridge not properly grounded and neck pickup was misaligned (2 bobbins didn't line up with each other or the strings). Other than that it plays quite alright and the action is quite playable but not perfect out of the box. With some of the money I saved I could afford some wilkinson humbuckers, and I'll ground the bridge when I install them. I am a serial 5-star reviewer here because of the value for money. An Ibanez would be better, but you're looking at 3x the price.

Artist Guitars Response
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review on this product. It really helps a lot of our customers.

A wall hanger at best

By: on 24 August 2021
You get wat u pay for has never been so true, .... it is a nice looking guitar and will do for getting autographs on and put on the wall but that where the positives end...... Does not stay in tune at all, pickups sound like shit and the setup and action even though is pretty high, still manage's to buzz all over the place, couldn't even use it to track a song without endless tuning.... Lesson learnt

Artist Guitars Response
I am so sorry for the inconvenience. We strive to provide quality with our guitar and we have our 100-day free return policy and 3-year warranty should there be a problem with the guitar. I have sent you an email should you wish to return this.

Amazing guitar!

By: on 26 July 2021
This is my first 7-string guitar that I have properly played and i'm amazed at how comfortable it is to play and how amazing it sounds too. Using it through a NUX MG-300, it sounds expensive without being expensive!

Artist Guitars Response
We are stoked to hear your feedback with the Spiritus7. Thank you so much for your support!

Amazing value

By: on 9 July 2021
Just received one of these today. Playable right out of the box and getting great tones from it. Just amazing value. Credit to Artist Guitars for bringing quality to low-priced instruments.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much. We are glad that you like the guitar. We're always here if you have any other questions or need help. Cheers!


By: on 17 June 2021
I was skeptical a guitar under $300 would be of decent quality, but I was wrong. I bought this not expecting much and got so much more. If you're new to 7 strings, this is a solid starting point. The only thing that lets this guitar down are the stock strings and pickups. I highly recommend replacing the pickups (I opted for an EMG 707 in the neck and EMG 81-7 in the bridge), combined with some 0.11-0.70 strings and it sings. Now, one thing I did not check before I purchased (my fault) is the scale. This is a 25.5" scale 7 string, which means if you plan on playing Erra or Spiritbox riffs in tunings like Drop F#, you're out of luck as the scale means you would require very high guage strings and then need to adjust other parts of the guitar to support the tension. Still, if you're happy playing in Drop B/A tunings, this is a solid guitar. Definitely replace the pickups with active ones and new strings, you've got yourself a guitar that sounds like one 4 times the price then.

Artist Guitars Response
We're sorry to hear that the pickups and strings didn't work out for you but thank you for the detailed product review and even suggestions for other customers. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need help with anything. Cheers.

Great value

By: on 8 April 2021
7 strings aren't my thing at all but i was tempted to get this because it was a customer returned guitar so i got it at a great price. I figured i'll just tinker on it and if i don't like it, it's not a huge loss. Well after i dealt with an earthing issue, i was surprised how nice it is, and it had great low action straight out of the box. I didn't have to do any setting up at all. It's actually fun and enjoyable to play (and i've never liked 7 strings before) so i'm going to hang on to it. For people who are into 7 string guitars you can't go wrong with this. Even at the full price you won't find better value.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the kind words and we are happy to hear that you have grown to like the Spiritus 7. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us and we are more than happy to help.

Nice guitar

By: on 2 February 2021
First 7 string I've used,was very happy with overall finish and quality,nice chunky sound with the distortion cranked! Great work Artist

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review! We're stoked to hear that you are happy with your purchase!

Bargain on a 7 string

By: on 14 July 2020
I got this as my first Personal Guitar and i was conscious that a 7-string guitar under 300 would probably be a little bit dodgey but it was such a bargain I got it anyway and it is a very nice, good quality guitar and is an absolute bargain and I do not regret a cent spent on it!

Sub $300 7 String Guitar? You can't go far wrong

By: on 9 July 2020
I ordered my new baby, and 1st ever 7 String on Tuesday, it arrived on Thursday. I have only had her for about an hour and already I have found that she is a beautiful playing instrument right out of the box. All she needed was a quick tune up after unboxing and she's good to go, and does she sound thick & chunky, or what, man!?! Holy hell... If you're in the market for your 1st 7 String and just want a budget axe to cut your teeth on without spending a small fortune then I highly recommend you try one of these beasts out. Awesome bang for the buck. Seriously, get one of these (unless you need a Tremolo Bridge Guitar? Hahahaha!). I am very impressed with Artist Guitars' budget instruments. I have a Dreadnaught Acoustic from these guys and it is the same story with it also... a beautiful playing instrument straight out the box, especially considering their budget pricetag. Very impressive. And the Spiritus 7 is sooo much fun to play... hearing those thick, chunky LOW Notes is near orgasmic. Thank you Artist Guitars!

An amazing find!

By: on 23 June 2020
The guitar is such a great quality instrument. Its well made and finished. Ordering was quick and easy on the site and delivery was so fast, turned up quicker than expected. Im so happy with the purchase, will definitely be back for more soon!!

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