"Worth the money! but, you get what you pay for."
Nice, full sound for solo's, however the low B leaves alot to be desired for bar chords. I assume a better double humbucker will give a more crisp sound and not have such a flat, almost buzzing tone on the open B string. I run it through a 100 watt Marshall 1/2 stack with cheap effects and a decent distortion pedal, which powerchords sound alot better from my 6-string Kramer with a DiMarzio dbl humbucker.
Ease of Use:
Pick harmonics are easy to get, even on the low E which I find hard to get on my 6-string. It does take some time to get used to 7 strings, I felt lost at first, consistantly playing on the wrong string. But after a short while I got the hang of it and to my suprise it really made playing a 6-string easier.
The guitar came with a really nice, glossy paint job. A couple of the frets were a little rough, but, the action is nice, I didn't have to adjust at all.
Overall, well worth $300, but if you want that John Petrucci type of 7-string sound you will obviously need to save your money and get the $1000 Ibanez