Hello shredders... My first NGD post here, and my first new guitar day since my very first guitar that I got when I was 12 years old, some 26 years ago. This will be quite a post, so heres a TL;DR (Just show me the pics) - While ive been playing 2 DYI kit guitars over the last 2 years, I decided to get a Jackson JS32-7. Long Post - I started playing guitar on my 12th birthday back in 1992. It was a Fender Strat copy, like most starter guitars around at the time. Over the years I played a cheap Japanese semi-hollow body, Les Paul rip off (I think it was an old Ibanez), among others. In the late 90's, early 2000's I started DJing and writing EDM.. Dropping the guitar for many years. Then came 2016, when in a YouTube hole, I was watching so many of the great YouTube shredders. Inspired, I decided to pickup guitar again.. However, I decided to go the DIY kit route, as I thought that would be more acceptable to my wife. It was a 7 string RG copy with Floyd Rose.. Nice guitar, but I could never keep it in tune. My second kit guitar was a Telecaster... Upgraded most parts and electronics, and this thing sounded great.. However the neck was terrible. So a few months ago, I decided to pull out the 7 String RG copy, and convert it to a hardtail.. After weeks of filling, sanding, undercoat, paint, I got the body into pretty decent shape, so I started fitting the hardware. I fir the hipshot style bridge with ease, so started drilling the holes for the string through body. As I drilled the first hole, the body crumbled at the rear, ripping all my paint work.. So much time and money wasted. So it was then that I decided to do what I should have done months/years before even buying a kit guitar - Purchase a new guitar. And here she is.. Jackson JS32-7... Plays so nice. I had some Dimarzio Blaze pickups on order for the kit guitar, so will most likely swap out the stock Jackson pickups.