I have very sensitive bullshit detectors, when I come across manure-spreading on that sort of level, they need to be recalibrated. Just read the exec producer's comments. There's some epic cognitive dissonance going on and no matter how you slice it, his claims are without merit. Gregory invented the 7-string electric guitar - false, Gretsch and Epiphone got there first. Gregory invented the 7-string solid body electric guitar - false, Alembic got there first. Gregory invented the 7-string solid-body guitar with a high A - false, Kirk Sand got there first. Remember by Gregory/Stillion's own admission that all Gregory is laying claim to is this specific variant, which is somehow intrinsically a different instrument from the low B type. Remember by this stage we are getting very, very far removed from the original grandiose statement. Ask any musician to define what an X string guitar is, and I predict with almost absolute certainty they will respond, "A guitar with X strings." Whether tuned E to A or B to E is a complete irrelevency. Just to hammer things home: This is a guitar: So is this: The argument that tuning makes it a completely different instrument is as watertight as the Titanic.