I'm currently studying in an overseas University, without my guitar(s). I generally play in Standard/Eb/Drop D tunings on my 6 string, but I've been wanting to play songs that are in Drop B/Drop A.
Would it be a good idea to buy a 6 string guitar and deal with having to keep restringing for different tunings or to get a 7 string guitar and treat the low strings as a 6 string in Drop A and the high strings as a 6 string in Standard?
I've never touched a 7 string guitar in my life and I'd say that I'm only an intermediate player so the jump to a 7 string is rather intimidating. As a student budget is definitely a factor, so I wouldn't be comfortable buying two separate 6 strings just for the multiple tunings