Me again, looking for that perfect first guitar. There's still a while to go for purchase, in which I learnt a bit more about electrics, and that's messed up my choices again. I'm looking for a 6 string or preferably a 7 string guitar under 25k which has 24 frets, wide variety of tones (jazz to metal), relatively good stock pickups, fixed bridge, performance-good quality, and mahogany/basswood/alder body. I checked out... Schecter Omen 7 Extreme* (only 7 string I could find in this range, but reviews say bad stock pups) Schecter Damien 6* (they say EMG HZ H4s are bad; still best 6 string option I guess) Cort EVL Z4 (but, EMG HZ H4s)** Greg Bennett Avion AV6/Torino TR3 (but reviews say that the Duncan-designed pickups are bad)** Ibanez RGR321EX (Again, I've read bad stuff about the EMG *designed* pickups, but might be the best choice after Damien.) Any additions to the list, any corrections in the stuff I wrote above (leading to a more specific choice)? Thanks. *I've also heard of pathetic quality control on the Damien and Omen series. I'm really scared of the neck warping or something else which appears months after buying the guitar! **But those are 22 frets.