I figured I'd copy my post from SS.org.
I was just informed by my store manager, Jon at Funky Munky Music, that Washburn is releasing a 7 string version of the WM. They haven't posted pictures yet or released information on it as it wasn't ready for NAMM. It is supposed to be ready very soon though. Here is the link to the page with the 6's so you can get an idea of what it will look like if you don't know.
HM Series | Electrics
He told me that it WILL have the Phenolic fingerboard, which is pretty badass! No idea if it's a fixed bridge or trem model yet, but I should find out more tomorrow and will update this thread as I know more.
I already have mine on order! I'm excited as I really, REALLY loved the 6 string version I had (the WV).
Also, I'm pretty positive this won't be the expensive US model or have EMG routes from what I've gathered from what I was told.
UPDATE FOR PICTURE:
No link there mate. I'll join you in putting a deposit down if it really is coming out...