Had this one since late January, so about time I showed it off. Pics first, then review. (I do not own a camera, nor do I want one. All heil 5 year old HTC phone camera photos! ) Build thread: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.554604301288075.1073741841.122774891137687&type=3 Specs: Searls SS7 shape African Mahogany neck and body Indian Rosewood - scratch that - Ziricote fingerboard (read below) Bareknuckle Painkiller pickups Kahler Guitar and Bass Bridges Grover Tuners and straplock system Coil split on tone knob. CTS pots, Switchcraft 3 way and output jack Oil finish 26.125" scale 16" radius 6150 Dunlop fret wire. This guitar contains a number of firsts: first 7-string, first Kahler, first guitar over 25.5, first non-painted neck, first 16" board, first BKPs... The pant-pooping story: After first picking this guitar up late December 2013 (during a ridiculously hot week) I took the guitar home and the neck moved a little bit. I let the guitar settle a few days before pulling out the supplied hex key from the truss rod company, and slight turn at no pressure than the bugger stripped the absolute shite out of the truss rod. Much swearing and conversations with Allan. The truss rod company had a bad batch of hex keys which were too small by 8/1000"! They took full responsibility for the failure, but refused to share cost of fretboard refit... Allan was fantastic, I dropped the guitar off to him a few days later and went through his supply of fretboards for a replacement. There were some fantastic pieces, but the ziricote was the only one that suited the oiled finish. A couple of weeks later I picked up the guitar with new fretboard and all. Bit bummed about the original fretboard, that looked stunning! But the ziricote is that little bit nicer under the fingers. Review: I really enjoy playing this guitar. Still getting used to it and have been focusing more on playing 6-stringed songs on it to get my head around the layout, while trying to play a few easier songs. Thinking I might tune it to A# (or Bb for those people) standard for some Behemoth and Nevermore, but that will leave me without an E-standard guitar... Fretwork is really good, no jagged edges. Very smooth player. Allan contacted me a month or so ago about remembering to use the scratch pad on the neck when it starts to feel a little rough, that certainly does help. More maintenance than I am used to (read: I rarely do any work on my guitars) Fret access is BRILLIANT! I can easily play all 24 frets with the body staying out of the way. BKPs are awesome sounding. The covers on them are really cheap and when I touch them a very hollow 'thunk' comes through. Thinking about putting some foam underneath them on next string change. I play with my pinky half anchored and sometimes taps that pick-up (LOL) A very well balanced guitar, both sitting and standing. The Kahler is very comfortable. At this stage I have it locked (not a trem wanker, just a wanker!!! ) Allan's customer service was outstanding. He answered all my questions before/during/after the build and really seems to care that his customers walk away with what they were after or more. Sent me pic of the layout of the electronics as I really like all knobs, etc. the HELL out of the way! I don't have soundclips/video cause *embarrassed* I dunno what else to say, ask away for more details.