heya A little belated NGD . Drove to Mittagong and picked this up wednesday arvo . This site is where I found Ernie's work and led me to getting him to make me a guitar so wanted to add some more info for future customers of his . Pic's are ernies .I took some but all you can see is my home studio floor needs a vacum like hell specs are as per his and Josh's design Body Swamp Ash with thick Wenge top (African), natural oil finish. Neck - Wenge 3-piece, with Flamed Maple skunk stripe, and Carbon Fibre rod (twin) reinforcement. Ebony fretboard with Abalone offset dot inlays, 25 Dunlop 6100 Stainless Steel frets. except I opted for Cpig set and 25.5 scale as I play in drop A. Dont need 27 . I'd rather keep the regular 6 strings at normal gauge and tension and sort out the low A than the other way around So when I ordered from Ernie I was buying my 1st 7 string. I had played a few here and there and wanted 1 to add to my stable . I was looking at Ibanez prestige models online but couldnt find any 7's to try out . Lurking here I found his work and emailed him and then spoke to him. Sometimes you go with your gut and make a decision. I went with ET since I figured since I was also potentially buying an ibanez guitar blind I may as well go with a human I can speak to about it and actually asks about what I play and like "who cares , so how the hell is it ? " you ask really damn nice .Just super impressed with the build. feels like it was made by a human . Its tight and smooth . Being new to 7 the neck profile has been super easy to adjust to. I've clocked 7 or 8 hours on it in 3 days and its feeling super smooth and natural already. Still some way to go on being natural as a 6 but come a long way in a short time and I put that down to the playability . I cant stress how great the neck profile feels.And the weight and balance of the body is perfect the Cpig set (offered up by Ernie and Josh) is a great choice for the wood and my style . SS frets are just rocking and all the hardware is top notch . anyways for Aussies ET Guitars is a great choice if your wanting something not off the shelf .I have played many over $2k fender and gibson guitars no where near the build quailty. not even close Whats better than a dude in his workshop in Mittagong making your new guitar ???