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My first seven-string, bought on craigslist mainly because I thought it looked sick as hell. The build quality was great, ESP makes the best guitars in the world by my money, their explorer designs are actually pointy and dangerous looking, and this if nothing else made me fall in love with how slick matte black guitars look rather than the usual gloss finishes. Stock pickups are very muddy, and the scale length is slightly shorter than usual, which makes it a pain to hit low tunings without going way out of my comfort zone stringing with with super high-gauge strings.