Hi there. I got my TAX refund AND I want a guitar with Evertune. It's simple, isn't it? Do I really need one? Well, there's just one reason, maybe it's not good enough, but it looks like it will be a solution for a problem and as I haven't had one Evertune guitar why not? Also I think it will be a perfect tool for tracking in the studio when the next EP or LP is ready to be tracked. Thing is in the band we have several tracks in Standard and another bunch of them in Drop. The bassist and I prefer to write songs in Drop and the singer and the other guitarist prefer to write in Standard so it will be like this forever probably. During the rehearsals we normally play all the standard songs first and then all the dropped songs so we have to tune just once but it's a pain in the ass that even if you just tune down ONE string you have to tune all the strings because the balance of tension in the neck is off and all the strings go out of tune... yeah, maybe some of you might not notice this in your guitars but I run a really heavy thick string on the bottom compared with the others so a BIG part of the tension on the neck is due to the single 6th string. I use a set of 10-59 (7 string set, yes) without the 46 and with th 59 instead for the 6th so as you realise the balance is pretty off that means that dropping the 6th make the other 5 to go sharp very noticeable too much to keep on going during the rehearse and, when the time for shows comes back (maybe this summer) that will be unmanageable. SO... first: no, I'm not going to use a 10-46 set of strings, I could maaaaaybe use a 10-52 for standard and suffer on drop but that will be the last solution. I guess using an Evertune will be a perfect solution for this as the tuning of the other 5 strings will easily compensate with the Evertune system when dropping and all the fuss. Maybe using a guitar with a really super stable neck won't give me this kind of issues, yeah, maybe, but why not try an Evertune? Thing is I KNOW the neck profile of the LTD guitars (the Thin U) is comfortable, I like it and its 42mm wide at the nut which I like (the narrower the better for me) but... for 1200€ I could have one of the LTD Deluxe with evertune without stainless steel frets and without backed maple neck or for 1000€ I could have a Solar with stainless steel frets, backed maple neck and the Evertune, but I don't know how is the neck carve and I cannot try one before buying. I could also go for one of the newer LTD with SS frets but that goes up to 1500€ and I don't know if I can justify 500€ more than the Solar for "almost" the same specs but a well known neck carve considering that probably both are going to be made in the same country (Indonesia) so there is no reason for such a difference in price but the brand. So I think basically what I am asking is... do any of you have a Solar AND an LTD or can you really compare both carves and tell me if they are too different? I mean, I know I HATE the Ibanez ultra flat on the back neck profile, that D shape kind of neck is horrible for me and that paired with a 43mm nut is just hell on earth but I can comfortably play a Les Paul or an SG with also 43mm nut width and a more rounder neck carve (and thicker also) so I think the wide of the nut is not the biggest factor... I wasn't very worried about the carve of the Solars as they are spec'd as "C shape" but recently I read someone said that "the neck carve is similar to the Ibanez early 90s neck shape but thicker"... well... I won't like that. Also, if going LTD I have a few issues... I don't like carved tops but I don't like the finish of the Viper (satin cherry? nah... I prefer normal cherry burst or whatever but satin with that quilt top it just doesn't look good to me) so... Comfort (Viper) or looks (EC or MH)? That's tought also... the Solar will be perfect in that front because is flat top with arm rest AND I love how it looks. Pics so this is less boring and thank you all!