So decided I needed another 7 string and that my Schecter Blackjack Baritone just wasnt cutting it for everything I wanted to do. So after MUCH deliberation I decided on this guy and I love it. Almost got a black one and Im glad I didnt because I have 2 other black guitars and wanted to mix it up. The EMG 707tw sound pretty damn good to my ear! Have 2 other guitars with EMG 81s so its different tonally but I like it alot!! Neck is not as thick as I hear everyone bitching about. To me atleast. I like the feel and width and thickness. Sure it wasnt like my old 7421 but Ive been a Les Paul guy for years so it feels good. All in all I like my new Hellraiser 7 and think we are going to get along just fine!!!