This is my first 7 strings and I got it to have one deeper rhythm track in my metal band recordings and open new tuning areas for writing. I had only tried one other brand for 10 minutes and had no idea what I was going into. Ordered this online taking a huge risk. I am beyond amazed at how great things turned out.
The looks are killer (that's why I got this model).
My palm/hand is 18 cm long, middle finger 10 cm approx and I struggle a bit with this fat neck (7 strings hell-llooo). But the jumbo frets are high as if the fretboard is scalloped and my playing speed got higher. It doesn't neck dive also.
Stays in tune perfectly even with death metal material.
When played unplugged, you can hear a big sound coming out of the body and that is already a good start. Pickups are fairly hot and have clarity in high gain settings. Bonus: it doesn't say in the description, but the tone is a push/pull pot that splits humbuckers into two single coils. Except for the understandable hum, the single-coil setting was highly versatile. Loved the "squawk" sound they get for disco/funky music.
The only downside for me is the pickup selector that kinda gets hit by my right wrist when tapping, but that will get on the way only in live situations and I intend to unscrew off the cap of the selector in those cases. Someone with 2 cm longer arms will not have that problem.
The price is incredible for what you get and doesn't break the bank if one wants to upgrade parts, which seems not necessary to me.
The bottom line, after 25 years of playing I have all the options I need for all the genres I play, in one guitar. And it looks so rock'n'roll.
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