Got this bad boy from ESP today. I think they either just started shipping or they are shipping soon, but this actual guitar was a prototype but still looks the same as the retail version. For it being a lower end LTD I was VERY impressed with this guitar. I don't know if i have just been out of the Mahogany game for too long (i've been playing Alder since signing on with ESP in 2008 and playing the Stephen Carpenter sigs) but this guitar sounds MONSTEROUS. It has low mids for DAYS and sounds so chunky and thick. It is a VAST difference than my Horizon NT-7 which is alder but they both have an EMG 81-7 in the bridge and 707 in the neck. When I pulled it out of the case and jammed on it acoustically and heard that it was even loud and percussive acoustically i knew it was going to sound sick plugged in. I think it has definitely re-kindeled my love for mahogany hahaha, not that it ever went away, it's just been so long since i've played a mahogany bodied guitar. The neck actually feels great. Pretty standard 7 string width, with the thickness a little thicker than an Ibanez. It's comfortable to play standing and even more comfortable to play sitting. The only complaint I have is just with the nature of the body it is SLIGHTLY neck heavy. Nothing remotely near a Viper body style but it does dip slightly. If you're looking for a 7 string that sounds chunky as all fuck while still retaining clarity then this is the one!