I have never played a 7 string before, but the occasion seems right now
Just recently a guy from my local city is selling an Ibanez RG1570 in blue. He says it's in perfect condition, never gigged, 2008. I might be able to snatch it for 500-600 eur.
However I've heard the guitar chips extremely easily and also that a pickup swap is mandatory.
On the other hand I saw an RG7620
for sale, the owner might still have it. However it's in pure black which I find a bit boring. Although the pickups seem to be far better than the Vs.
Another option would be to just get a new one. RGA427
looks fantastic but it's far too expensive. 1850 eur over here...
Then there's the RGD2127Z which looks cool but I wonder how does it feel to have the extended scale ? I assume you will need thicker gauge strings to accommodate for the bigger scale. Will that mean that the guitar will be a bit more difficult to play ? (harder strings, tighter bends..etc).
Thanks for any hints!!