I'm very intrested on buying the "ESP LTD Stephen Carpenter Signature SC-337 7-String" (1st 7string guitar). This is the only 7string that's affordable for the price, BUT.... I really don't like how this guitar doesn't have frets. Is there a way I could have someone at a guitar shop to make the markings? If any of you guys have this guitar how is it? What string size can I put? I'm going to tune the guitar to ADGCFAD (I would like thick strings)
Also, I'm very intrested on the Fender Champion 1x12. I have heard very good things about this little amp. Do you think it can handle the lows and heavyness I want to play? If you owned this amp before or have it how is it? I'm into YOB,Middian,Tides,Neurosis, Cult of Luna.
DUde, there are so many 7 strings on the market these days at a budget price you should have no issues getting one. Hell, Ibanez RG7321/7421, Schecter Damien series 7 strings, ESP/LTD Horizon 7 strings and many many secondhand ones out there.
As far as string gauges goes, 10-52 with a low 60 would do you well.
Also, by the time you paid someone to put fret markers on an existing guitar, you could get yourself a nice Ibanez Prestige. Not exactly the cheapest of jobs to get done.