My dear, friendly bards of the Westfarthing: Daily, I serenade my friends Sideways Gagme and Grodo Shaggins in my stately hobbit hole, Shag End. Ever looking to expand my musical horizons, I seek an instrument of increased range and dynamism. Sadly, my cousin, Bilbong Schwaggins, has smoked my entire stash of Longbottom Leaf -- as pipeweed was my main export, I can only afford to spend 1,000 of your "US dollars" on a new guitar. Here at Shag End, we mostly listen to and perform classical Elven music, in the style of such great Noldorin composers as Carcass, Gorguts, Necrophagist, and Decrepit Birth. The denizens of the Shire refer to our music as "death metal," not recognizing our compositions for the virtuosic and cultured artform they represent. To us, heaviness and technicality, balanced in equal measures, is the lofty ideal we aspire to. L-rod the wise (and broken-membered), patriarch of Rivendell, has recommended to me the ancient 7-stringed axe of Paul Reed Smith, which has been newly reforged by the dwarves of *S*erech *E*rchamion: PRS Guitars | SE Custom 24 7-String The Dunedain ranger of legend, Luc Lemay of Gorguts, does wield such a mighty blade as the Ibanez S: Ibanez S7421 Electric Guitar, 7-String at zZounds Whatever axe I procure shall likely be mounted with legendary relics to enhance its magic, such as those produced by the Bare-Knuckled smiths of the West, in the Aftermath of their great battle with the forces of Melkor: https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/main/pickups.php?cat=humbuckers&sub=contemporary&pickup=aftermath Please, O wise men of the North, counsel me in this search for an appropriate blade, as I am but a lowly and depraved hobbit of little renown.