Always been a tiny bit, morbidly curious about these.
I was at one of our GCs today and I saw it hanging on the wall. The Korean model($799usd). Was expecting it to be a total piece of shit but I was actually quite surprised. Played great for an out-of-the-box GC set-up. Could have used a bit of tweaking for my tastes but I got a good feel for it. Didn't bother to plug it in. EMGs... meh. I'm sure it sounds like any other guitar with EMGs.
The jumbo frets mixed with the UBER thin neck felt great to me. Awesome upper fret access too.
My only real complaints were the ridiculous headstock, of course. I'd hate to see the 8 string version in person. The one on the 7 was HUGE!
The fretboard looked to have a clear coat on it. Felt a bit "sticky".
But other than that, didn't seem too bad. I even kind of liked the graphic.
If it were a $500 or lower guitar, I'd probably look at snagging one and figure out some way to re-shape that fucking abysmal headstock.
I played the 7 & 8s at NAMM. I wanted to hate them, but they really surprised me by how nice they were.