I'm looking to buy my first 7 string guitar. I have a budget of around $1000AUD, and play predominantly metal, but also jazz. I'm looking for a guitar that has the large, 'fat' sound of Korn, mixed with a bit of that hard edged 'djenty' sound of Meshuggah. I'm open to any brand. I'm not new to guitar (been playing for 11 years), just new to seven strings, so you don't have to talk in simple terms. I'm after some decent advice here, as I haven't been about to find solid info on other sites. Can I please request a couple of things be refrained from being posted on this thread, as I've seen it elsewhere and it doesn't help: "Just get a black guitar and you're good to go" "If you've got a good amp and effects the guitar won't matter too much" (I've heard sub-standard 7 strings make great amps sound like shit) Please avoid going off topic or abusing each others opinions Thank heaps for any help.