I am turning 50 and like traditional shapes. I still like metal shapes if you will, stars, explorers, etc. But when these Suhr 7's were announced, I was interested because they lean traditional. My issue was for price, I will have Schecter USA build me guitars to my EXACT spec and not choose from options. Schecter USA custom is incredible value, but the Masterworks series is truly one at a time whatever you want builds. ESP custom shop Japan would be the other company, and both are owned by the same man. I know there are boutique builders out there, but MANY of those builds are hit and miss. And I usually find the common problem NOT to be build quality, but a very sterile and lifeless tone...and pickups I don't care for. So to me at this point in my life, I don't do semi-custom. Picking your woods, colors, pickups, neck profile to piece together a "custom guitar" is not really custom. I am very particular about my necks, and almost all the other builders do not offer a full custom guitar for anywhere near the price of Schecter...and Schecter builds a better guitar IMHO anyhow, so it's a win-win for me.