I'm considering getting another guitar, but not sure what to get. Currently I play a 25.5" 6 string downtuned to drop A, but I think I would like a longer scale length, and an extra low E for occasionally going below the A root. I am debating between an 8 string multiscale, or 7 string tuned EAEADGB. My only real requirements are I do not like headless stocks, and I prefer active pups. My preferred budget is less than $1k, but could go a little higher if I have to buy new. It seems like there are a lot more 7 string multiscale than there are 8, and I don't really play solos. The 8 string Cort KX508MS is the only thing really catching my attention, and maybe a Legator Ninja. Would you stick with 8 string, or consider a 7 down tuned? Do you have any suggestions on guitars I should consider? I don't have the luxury of actually playing these guitars, and will be buying blind off the internet based on specs reviews and demos.