I want a guitar for low tunings (G#, G# open). I have two 6-string baritones, I'll keep the Fender Jag with Warpigs, but I want to sell the ESP Viper - it's a beautiful axe, but mahogany+neck-through is way too much for me, I want something not that dark and with more clarity. I want to try an Ibanez, and I'm leaning towards a 7-string cause I've never had one before. Tone references - this guy with a 1527 comes very close (rhythms on Blaze and Evo): Might as well indulge in meatier stuff like Triptykon or Bile The tremolo will be locked forever (blocked floyd + locking nut = most stable hardtail ever), so as long as it's stable, the model is not very important. So I'm choosing between: 1. RG 7620 (a few offers round here) - looks like it's up my alley overall. Good prices on those, spartan looks, usually comes with Blazes and it sounds like I might dig them (are they good for G#? though). 2. UV777 - not fan of the fancy looks and the mirror pickguard at all, costs twice more than 7620, middle pickup not necessary, but might go for it it's really worth it, especially the wood quality. Is it? 3. J-Custom 1302 (a particular one from 1995) - well, it's a 6-string, so it doesn't have the 7-string novelty. Also costs twice more than the 7620. ALSO has HFH/Air Norton pickups, judging by Youtube demos I'll have to replace them. BUT: it's made of ash, the transparent teal finish is gorgeous af and the looks alone are bloody killer. It's the same 25,5 scale, but how will the ash handle the G#?. And again, is it worth the price difference, wood and tone-wise?