Oh, what a unique thread title, I know... But I couldn't really get a good idea about which guitars should I look for. I'm a Jazz-Fusion player mostly, and I've been looking for a seven string (it'll be my first seven). I went to a guitar store near me today, and inquired about seven strings- they only had a Cort, there, which wasn't exactly what I was looking for (Who doesn't like pentagrams for inlays though? ). I explained a bit to the guy what I need it for, and after browsing for a second or two in a Schecter catalogue he said he'll just check what can they get and get back to me. Now, I trust the guys there, and I already bought some stuff there before, but I'd like to have some ideas myself as for stuff which might be of interest for my needs. Like I said, I play mostly jazz and fusion, and I almost always play clean, maybe with a bit of distortion every once in a while, plus learning some DT riffs and stuff like that when I feel like it. So basically, I need something that has a good clean tone. I'm also not much of a shredder type, and do lots of chord work. I also think of trying to try drop-A or something, but otherwise I'm just playing in standard tuning. I'm afraid I don't know much specs wise, as I've always been a "go to the store and buy the guitar I like the most" kind of guy, so their specs didn't really bother me usually. So any recommendations regarding what to look for, specific types of woods, pickups, stuff like that, would be also good. I currently play a Cort m600t (M600 T) TL;DR version: I need a seven string for jazz and fusion, mostly play clean. Recommendations? Thanks in advance! EDIT: forgot to mention, money wise I'd go as 1000$ top. My parents will help my pay for it as a late 18 birthday gift, but I don't want it to end up too expensive.