This is a great axe. It is solidly built, and the reason i bought one was it's simplicity. There are no bells and whistles. No frills, just good guitar.
The stock pickups get the job done, but if you change them out...this is a phenomenal instrument. The stock pickups are very hot. The bridge is full on metal, while the neck pickup is good for cleans. They are connected to a five way switch, which runs in series and parallel, giving good coil-tapped tones. But like I said, change them out for some Dimarzios, and this is a pro-level instrument.
I gig with this guitar, as my backup. I know that it will not let me down, show after show. It has a slim, "D" shaped neck profile, making it easy to play. The body is light-weight and comfortable to play for extended periods of time.The bridge is easy to set up/intonate. It holds tune very well. Often, its almost perfectly in tune when I take it out of the case to use it at practice/shows. Even after a long ride in the case.
This is a solid 7 string for a beginner, that you can upgrade, and not "outgrow" or get bored with.. If you are a seasoned 7 string player, this is a great back up/gigging guitar. It wont let you down when you need it at a show.
No, its not a Prestige/Premium. But it is worth every penny. A quality guitar.