Hey guys, so I'm looking for a seven-string guitar that has easy high fret access. I'm haven't decided yet when, if at all, I'm going to buy one. If I do it now I wouldn't want to spend more than ~1500€. Though in two years I might spend up to ~4000€. Right now I have a 7-string Epiphone Les Paul from 2000. It's a very nice guitar and it sounds awesome. Dunno what those pick ups are but with my Roland GA-212 it sounds incredible. Unfortunately shredding is a bit difficult. I'm still a beginner but doing fast scale runs on my PRS SE Custom 24 is much easier. The Les Paul has a very wide neck and it doesn't "feel" fast. I'm not sure how to describe the phenomenon but it feels like it takes more effort to go along the neck. Would I be able to get a good 7-string guitar with a fast neck and easy high-fret access for under ~1500€? If not I can certainly wait and, in a few years, maybe get the Majesty from music man. I dunno, I kinda dig the design. Unfortunately, with such expensive guitars the Euro price tends to be higher than the Dollar price. At Sweetwater this guitar costs ~2590USD whereas if I'd order one here in German from Thomann I'd spend ~3700Euro (~4300USD). Yeah, I realise that there's still tax and shipping&handling etc. but it still kind of strange. That's why I'm curious whether I'd be able to get something nice for a lower price. And since I'm already here: how does that thing stay in tune without a Floyd-Rose when doing those dive-bombs? Is the locking tuner really that good? If that's the case, I'd want those! I'm not quite sure what to think of the neck, though. Of course the neck-through design gives more sustain but I read that if the thing is damaged the repair cost is going to be through the roof. Anyone had any experience with them?