Finally got one of these. It's been out just long enough to get a good deal on them. MF basically gave me the case for free. I'm very impressed with the quality for this price point. I kept looking it over for the binding or joint issues and they are just not there. It's pretty much immaculate. The Flamed top is super dark on mine - even in the sun I can barley see it - that's cool tho. It's subtle - making it a black finish for the most part. I may replace the tuners - they seem to be the weak link here - a bit cheap and I detected some slippage with the heavy gauge strings. Any suggestions on some black or chrome tuners? Sounds very full and rich acoustically. I haven't tried it through an amp yet. Very pleased. I'm going to string it light - 11-59 to start. May go 62, not sure. Some mediocre photos! The Ibanez AEL207E 7-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner is as sweet to your ears as it is beautiful to your eyes. A Fishman Sonicore pickup and SST preamp deliver outstanding reproduction of the guitar's acoustic tone. The AEL207E features a flamed maple top with maple back and sides for a tight, well-balanced sound across all 7 strings. It comes with a rosewood fretboard and bridge, die-cast gold tuners, pearl dot inlays and an onboard tuner. Fishman Sonicore Pickup & Ibanez SST Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner The powerful Fishman Sonicore pickup, complemented by the Ibanez SST Shape Shifter preamp with onboard tuner, enables easy sonic manipulation using the 3-band EQ and tone shaper. Any contour is right at your fingertips. The SST also offers a phase reverse for feedback reduction. Balanced XLR and 1/4" Outputs In addition to the 1/4" output jack, a balanced XLR jack is included for direct connection to a PA system. AA battery operation avoids the difficulty in finding replacement batteries. Features AEL body Flamed Maple top Maple back & sides Mahogany neck Fishman Sonicore pickup Ibanez SST Shape Shifter preamp with onboard tuner Gold die-cast tuners Ibanez Advantage bridge pins Abalone rosette Rosewood bridge and fretboard D'Addario EXP strings ====================================== Thanks! Wasn't sure where to post - here or acoustic ... mods move if you need to.