INCREDIBLE guitar. I've played various Ibanez guitars my whole life (currently, a Jem is my main axe), so have been used to thin/flat necks and flat fretboards. I wanted a 7 string, but Ibanez didn't really offer anything that I was attracted to. So I took a chance on this ESP. Was a little wary that it has a much thicker neck (which it has), and a much lower fretboard radius, so obviously less flat and more of a curve to it. However, it's somehow still a very fast neck, despite its chunkier size, and plays like a dream. Build quality across the entire guitar is flawless. EMG 707s sound beautiful. Nice hard case, too!