I apologize for the lack of pic story, totally was too excited to document the Angels singing moment. Sup guys! Long time no talk? I think the last time I was on, was last year around this time. So, it's been a while since I had a 7 string. I had sold my old LTD M-207 and some other stuff to fund a bass adventure, as I wasn't playing guitar in a band, nor was I really playing the 7. Flash forward. Side project became band, new direction, experimented with a B standard tuned Les Paul, played shows, need 7 string or baritone. Flirted with options. Option 1: Fender Bass VI Option 2: Fender Jaguar Baritone Custom Option 3: ESP LTD SC607 Never could find a Jaguar Baritone, I was about to buy a Fender Bass VI, then I saw this pop up Behold: The binding is really puurrtyyy I love Telecasters, I love the Deftones, and I compromised. HA! She's a dream boat. This is the 5th or 6th LTD I've owned, and the 3rd LTD 7 string at that. What can I say, they know how to make them. Synopsis: It's a very well made guitar (would you expect anything different?), it's more comfortable then any 7 String Thin U profile I've touched, and I had tried the newer 7 string models as well, the EC-407 and the MH-417(?). She has a surprisingly loud acoustic sound just from the little unplugged playing I've done. It is also heavy! Feels like I'm holding a effin Jazz bass! Honeymoon Period?: Those EMG's have got to get the fuck out! I believe they're both the 81-7, but I am not too happy with them. The Bridge is the better of the two. It's articulate, hot, but thin. Not brittle, but not as beefy or punchy as the 707. Now the middle pup? That's the caveat of this guitar. It really doesn't bug my playing so far, but the tone? Ick. It's like a muddied up bridge. I use the different pickups, tone, and volume knob a lot with my playing, so I may swap them for the 707TWs (since I love single coils) or go passive and split coil with a 5 way selector rather them the 3 way with a push pull. The bridge works with my style, but I need to play around more with the middle. General Consensus: It's a serious metal tank! But I really don't play metal much these days, most I do is riff ala Dillinger or Tony Danza just to warm up. It seems like it'll do what I need it to do, play clean baritone notes on top of normal guitar and allow for more experimentation, and less guitar swapping onstage hahaha I've already dug out some of the jazz playing ala Charlie Hunter and Jimmy Foster I was learning. I may try to snag some daylight pics and post them up.