I returned the ibanez ax 7 string i got 2 weeks ago.. i didnt like it. Now i am thinking its either gonna be the line 6 variax or the parker fly mojo.. the parker is the metrosexual chic magnet but is like 2500$, while the variax is perfect for my studio.. I actually want a fast guitar which will inspire me to learn scales and stuff and practice lead. I got a cool 0% APR card deal with this online retailer so can pay for the guitar in 12 interest free installments. i am kinda surprised that no one has spoken about either the line 6 variax guitar which is like 25 guitars in one.. no pickups 21st century technology.. or even the parker... bot are awesome awesome guitars way way ahead of their times... check them out... http://line6.com/variax/US/ vs http://parkerguitars.com/ and then vote.