I'm not new to seven strings. I've played a number of them and I think they're the best type of instrument on the planet. I'm looking at getting ESP Guitars over in North Hollywood to build me a complete custom guitar but based on one of their current designs, the F series. That shape is metal to me and gothic. Yes, I said Gothic. I'm a metal head, biker and a little touch of Gothic thrown in. I've got to get back into learning more about theory. Especially constructing scales and modes for seven strings. And do a helluva a lot of practicing of them so I can build my dexterity, stamina and speed up. Sounds cliche now, doesn't it? "I want more speed!!" And I've been desperately trying to locate a Crate Blue Voodoo 300 watt head because I remember those and they sound like werewolves and gargoyles ....ing and having offspring. That's it for me, for now. Oh, I'm from Southern California and I ....ing love it!!