I got this guitar for $500 used w/a case. It's very easy to set up and intonate. Accoustically, its my loudest electric guitar. There's no frett buzz or dead spots anywhere. It has a 26.5" scale, a Duncan JB7 in the bridge, a Duncan 59-7 in the neck, grover tuners, tone pros bridge, and a 5-way switch. It sounds great plugged in. In fact, since I got it its been my main recording guitar. I even use it to record six-string songs! The 5-way switch is really great too. Before I got this guitar I was using push/pull pots to get single-coil tones, but I like the 5-way switch much better and will putting one in all my gutiars that can accomodate one. I am very pleased witht the Duncan JB-7 and 59-7. Most people like to use EMGs and what not, but I prefer low output pickups and I even find myself rolling down the volume knob to clean up the Duncans a bit when recording. Despite the wider neck, its very easy to play and doesn't take a lot of time to get used to. I actually find normal 6-string necks to feel strange to me now. It would be nice if it came in finishes other than just flat black, but whatever. Even for the price of a brand new one, its still one of the best bang-for-the-buck 7's out there. Jeff Loomis of Nevermore used to use it and Alex Bois from Periphery currently uses it.