INtresting to say the least. This is my first 7 string. I bought it out of curiosity. Opens new doors for atmospherics. Just fun to practice on as well.
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: music lovers shoppe
Indonesian made. Has alder body, and a 22 fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Volume/tone/tone controls typical of a strat. S/S/H pickup configuration using passive electronics. Came in a black sparkle(charcoal) finish. Squier standard tuners.
Tighter action due to more load being placed on the neck. I have to reach for notes. The volume pot was not functioning right out of the box.
Very warm sound...almost piano like. I plan to change the bridge saddles, tuners and nut.
Only had it 2 weeks too soon to tell. Initial thoughts are good. Build quality seems good.