Well it finally got here after so much crap with the ebay seller....I wont name names... Well the craftsmanship on this thing is flawless, just perfect...its a gorgeous guitar, I cant find any flaws....I really dig the EMG707s, I think more than my 81-7s in my viper. Probably the first thing that I noticed when I strapped the hellraiser on was the great balance of the guitar....this is definitely where the hellraiser wins by a longshot. I find the viper 407 a tad neck heavy which is something I have learned to live with, but isnt an issue with the hellraiser. The neck is a fair amount thicker than the 407, and although there is only a one inch difference in scale between the two (25.5 and 26.5) the difference in feel is huge. This is definitely going to take some getting used to. I cant say it sounds better than the 407, they both sound really good. At the moment, I still prefer the feel of the neck, playing comfort and upper fret access of the Viper 407. I am actually not too sure I am going to keep this guitar yet....the main issue that doesnt have me overjoyed, is that I have to alter my picking when playing standing up, as well the upper fret access isnt very comfortable for me. IMO the viper just seems to have the hellraiser beat in this category. Maybe it will get better the more I play it, but this is a really nagging concern for me. Anywho, just thought I would share!