So a very long time before I even played guitar (played a bit of bass) I discovered the esp f series shape which a mate of mine had, I hated it. Then it grew on me as a much more metal version of a super strat. From there on in I had to get one.
Fast forward through playing in bands and playing 7-8 string guitars. This changed to a 7 or 8 string f series. The only f series with 7 strings was the out of production F-207. So I looked endlessly on eBay, gumtree and pawn shops over the years. Stuh88 found one in a cash converted near his place about a year ago for a whooping £400+ with rusted trem, knackered strings and in shoddy condition. Which I wasn't paying for. So still hunting for one led me to ones at the other end of the country and usually sold by the time I found it.
Then the other night I found one for sale in Nottingham for £230, with the bridge replaced with a BKP nailbomb and a hard case. So despite the fact I'm ment to be saving I had to buy it.
It was in good nick, and owned by a 17 year lad who had been playing 2 years and his parents had bought him 14+ guitars which they were now building him a shed to fit them all in.
When I got it back home I opened it up to see the horrendous soldering job (mainly duct tape) of the replacement BKP. So a guick soldering job, new strap, 1 hour of cleaning teenage sweat off the fretboard and 10 mins sanding the sticky dried on sweat on the back of the neck. Then I blocked off the trem, floyd 7 string trems with my 62-10 strings just doesn't work (IMO), the trem stays in tune but, is too stiff to move, or is out of tune.
So I finished it about 20 mins before my gig that day, so I decided to break her in the hard way. Feels really balanced, comfortable, sounds great and looks great. Can't ask for more for the price:
Thinking about getting a replacement neck pickup and using some green bobbin toppers to make it green and black zebra!
Badass Perfect candidate for soapbar BKP's, since I know you don't like EMG's In the mean time, I could send you an EMG 7 sized cover to use in the bridge?