Came home to find a little present...... Obligatory box shot: Cats are most intrigued by the box.... they can't wait to get in it! Oh hello there baby! Pointy! Great cutaway Alder! Like srsly, leave my alone So the finish came out absolutely perfect.... I was worried when I saw some other Claro walnut top guitars that it would be mediocre but it was really a beautiful finish. The pickups aren't as shitty as I expected them to be (on the contrary they're actually kinda nice), but I'll certainly be replacing them in the future. The guitar itself is of an excellent build quality, ALMOST everything is perfect about it, only two issues I've been having is the strings ringing out in the headstock (which was promptly fixed via foam administration....) and the high e is kinda close to the frets, which if I'm not always in control of the string I may accidently let it slip off the fretboard. Any solution to such a problem? It's not really an extreme case such as those found on lower end Ibanez guitars, but I'd like it to be perfect So there ya have it. I've played her for a couple of hours today and she plays wonderfully Very fast, though as this is my first 7 string it'll take some time getting used to. Great neck feel, perfect for my hands. I was also surprised by the pickups... they for some reason feel more aggressive than the EMG's in my other guitar. I've had an easier time getting pinch harmonics out of this guitar than said EMG equipped guitar, and it didn't sound muddy or flumpy at all. As said though, they aren't the best pickups either, so I'll be looking to replace them in the future. (Though not as soon as I initially planned. ENGL e530 is first in line...) Cheers folks! Any questions please ask, I'd love to answer anything you may throw at me! Full specs: DC727 DC727 SEVEN STRING GUITAR ALDER BODY W/MAPLE NECK (standard) SS RPL TO GRAPH TECH STRNG SADDLE CS CLEAR SATIN MATT FINISH FW FIGURED CLARO WALNUT TOP RB FULLY ROUNDED BODY EDGES 5MW 5PC-PC LAM MPL NCK W/WNT STRIP NS NECK NOT SHOWN ON TOP OF BODY TN TUNG OIL FINISH BACK OF NECK 7PH 7 S POINTED HEADSTOCK 4+3 FWPH FIGURED WALNUT HEADSTOCK MPS WHITE MOTHERofPEARL SIG INLAYS STJF STAINLESS STEEL JUMBO FRET BC BLACK CHROME PLATED HARDWARE NO BAD KITTY MY BOX. EDIT: Added Alder to the full specs because it wasn't in there already..?