"You don't really know someone until you've lived with them." Disclaimer: I'm not asking for any hating or shit talking or bashing of the brand. There are things you just don't know about a guitar until you've lived with it for a while. In the past I have bought several guitars that I regretted buying later down the road. Research online about guitars usually turns up nothing but positive feedback for big brand guitars, even when trying to target negative reviews. I believe I have found the guitar for me, a Ernie Ball Music Man Monarchy Majesty 7 string. When I test played it, it was immediately apparent that this was the highest quality guitar I have ever held in my hands. But I don't know what I should be looking for to be sure that this guitar really is the one for me. I would like to know what "baggage" comes with owning a Music Man over time. https://www.sevenstring.org/threads/looking-to-buy-my-next-extended-guitar-need-help.339302/ Here I was asking for advice on which guitars I should look into for my goals, and found a few places to test drive these guitars. Now I'm asking for some details about the guitar I've selected. With my history of making the wrong choice for me, I really would like someone to try to talk me out of buying this Ernie Ball, or at the very least give me some advice before buying, so that I have the full picture beforehand. Please no bashing or brand hating, just personal advice and first-hand experience with this guitar or brand. Please also let me know: What are some red flags to look for before buying this brand/model? What should I test on the guitar? What should I ask the seller? Any advice before buying Would be greatly appreciated I'm not asking for any hating or shit talking or bashing of the brand. There are things you just don't know about a guitar until you've lived with it for a while.