First, a cross-post of my old NGD, full of annoying pics and silliness. And snakes. On a mothafuckin' plane.
NGD - The Strictly 7 Anaconda Slithers Home - Sevenstring.org
Second, about my desire for a new build.
I don't know what the fuck to do with a low F# string other than CHUG CHUG and SQUEEAALL, or play one-man jazzbox (which I am not talented enough to do). It is fun for atmospheric chording and such, but just doesn't really do it for me. So I've high-tuned my 8, and the 27.5" scale length is really stretching it for high A durability/flexibility. I also have too many black fucking guitars
I'm considering either a 25.5" scale, or a 26.188" scale to maintain some of the extra clarity on the "7th" string, and to compromise a bit in the event I were to ever sell the instrument and someone wanted to low-tune it.
Third, here's Strictly 7's webpage. Forgive its weirdness: Jim puts a lot more time into his day job and building guitars than he does in worrying about the website.
Seven String Guitars, 7 Strings, 7 String Guitars, Custom 7 Strings, Seven String, 7 String Electric
That routed out area behind the nut kind of scares me... Be careful with that headstock...