I'm in the market for a new seven string at around $1000 or less, and I just saw that Ibanez have a 27 inch seven string on the market now at that price. I've only owned one seven string that was a 25.5 inch scale which was way too short for me, so this time I'm going to pick up either a 26.5 inch or 27 inch, but there's a lot of competition in that price range, mainly the Misha and Keith Merrow sig or a Solar. I don't really have any dealbreakers, only that it should be a hardtail and 26.5 or 27 inches, but does the extra half inch on the Ibanez really makes that much of a difference? Nice to haves like locking tuners, stainless steel frets and good stock pickups would be preferable but not really a dealbreaker. My main axe for a long time has been the Ibanez 1570Z Prestige so I know that I can get along with the Wizard neck, but something that would be just slightly thicker than the 1570z would be perfect for me. Have anybody here tried the Ibby? I'm mostly concerned about the build quality since Iron Labels have been very hit or miss in the past, but has the production on them shaped up now that there's been a few years since the brand launched?