Ok, I'm in that mindset that it's time to really challenge myself. I'm looking to buy a 7-string conklin. I've played it and loved it but a freind of mine that works at GC told me that, in his opinion, they were $1500 peices of fire wood. I'm really depressed cuz I can't get my hands on any other 7-strings besides the conklin and he is suggesting that I reasearch it a little more and he will have one ordered for me.Problem is, I don't know of any other company that makes 7-strings. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.