Well, I played an MD7 Melvin Davis signature 7 string at Ken Smith's booth at NAMM and new immediately I had to have one. I told Ken we'd talk soon so I could get an order in. Little did I know this beauty was already being finished, to be shipped to my favorite semi-local high end bass shop, G Guitars in New Haven CT. Ken did the final setup on this bass on January 28, just three days after my birthday and ten days after NAMM. Every Smith bass I've ever owned or played has felt like it was made specifically for my hands (and ears). This one is, of course, no exception. In fact, it's the best-sounding and best-playing Smith ever. And that's saying quite a lot. Thanks Ken, for your incredible craftsmanship. And thanks to Melvin too, for saying to Ken "I need just one more string Ken!"