The band I just joined mainly uses 7 strings and I wanted a backup 7. I was looking at getting maybe a ibanez 7421, but I found this beauty! I have a BKP alinco nailbomb and black pickup rings I need to install on it. Im also thinking about putting schaller locking tuners and graphtech saddles on it. I also want to sand the neck and make it into a satin finish. Im starting to see I don't like gloss on a neck anymore. This is my first PRS and I have to say the SE is awesome. It feels and plays great! Only thing I don't like is that it doesn't have any forearm contour but no PRS does. Overall for the price this guitar is kick ass!