This guitar is born to shred and that's no joke! I've had this now about a month now and couldn't be happier. The EMG pickups sound killer and have a great sustain. The compound radius fret board makes this so easy to play it's ridiculous. I like the neck through body design cause it seems to keep the intonation tight. The tuners are great and you can make those small adjustments to get you right in the sweet spot. I thought this 7-string would be a lot heavier (weight) but its not which is cool. Also comes with strap locks which is a must when your swinging your axe around. Fits in my 6-string hardcase as well.
I've played 2 gigs with this bad boy now and it really does bring the pain! It's got that low end growlyness with the nice bright highs. Def gives some added depth to my overall sound compared with the 6-string. I run this through a Randall RT 100 head and cab. For the type of music I play (thrash- metalcore - hardcore) this is a great addition to the arsenal.
The customer service at Sweetwater is exceptional! The guy Tyler called me immediately after making this purchase to give the 411 on shipping/quality control and this dude knows his stuff. Really couldn't ask for more, great people and awesome service!!!