Hi everyone, New to the forum but have lurked for a number of years. After playing for almost 20 years, I'm going to dive into my first 7 string and I'm pretty excited. Les Pauls have been my main axes for years now and I have a couple of nice custom ones as well as some from the Elitist line. I pretty much exclusively use Bare Knuckle Riff Raffs (A5) through my Diezel VH4 and Diezel 4x12 Rear Loaded cab. As far as 7's go, I have always loved the ESP guitars (super cool headstocks!) and have been shopping around for a 7-string and ended up settling on the MH-1007ET as a good intro. Here are my requirements: -25.5" scale (this is definitely as long as I want a guitar to be) -Black (because it's the best color) -Right around 9lbs or less -Fixed bridge of some sort so I can try different tunings -Not an Ibanez (not a fan) The only other guitar I was looking at was the E-II NT7 but I don't know if I can justify another $1000 just for the E-II on the headstock. I was looking at the Solar guitars (they look sick) but they're 26.5" sadly Does anyone have any other possible suggestions?