Back in the day i nailed a DC727 off of ebay for a good price. I love the Carvin, but am thinking of trying something else. Part of it is sensible, part of it is pure curiosity, either way i'm looking for something comparable, quality wise, for a similar price. Schecter has some awesomely specced guitars, but it seems Carvin would be the logical step up from a Schecter, not the other way around. Ditto for LTD? I'm drooling all over the PRS SE-7, but again, i'm not sure the quality would be comparable. What can i try? Up-stepping from a Carvin should be easy, but up-stepping from a second hand Carvin... Any ideas? EDIT: pickups are a non-issue. I've got aftermarkets installed in the Carvin and will probably have aftermarkets in whatever else i buy.