Hello peeps, I'm looking for a guitar and need some pointers on what to consider. Previously had a budget of around $1200 but that has changed and I can go up to $2k. Will need to purchase online, ship to family in the US and they will bring it with them to me when they visit for Christmas. As hard as I look, the Schecter Km7 is still the most tempting even though it's way below my budget. Requirements: 7 string, fixed bridge, scale longer than 25.5. Multiscale not a problem. Neck not too thin. Prefer no black guitars but if it's too good to pass, I wouldn't mind. I play mostly metal (and dislike the "djent" thing) Things I've considered/am considering: 1) Ormsby: sadly cannot guarantee shipping before December 20th. 2) Kiesel: kinda scared considering all the recent horror stories. 3) KM7: has most of the things I'm looking for. 4) E2 Horizon NT7B Snow White Axe Palace run: not sure if this will arrive in time. 5) Strandberg: topkek can't afford one. Also endurneck maybe too risky. 6) Blackat in-stock guitars: ?? really not sure about this one. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. p.s I understand I'm taking a risk spending that much money sight unseen. Sadly this is my only option living in Jordan. It's a risk I'm willing to take.