Re: My JP7 Lava Pearl (pics!)
I got it a little over a week ago from Donnie at sevenstring.org. I wouldn't describe it as an aesthetically "beautiful" guitar for sure... it's not ugly, but definitely not terribly pretty, other than the spectacular birdseye maple neck and one of the best-quality solid-colour finishes i've ever seen on a guitar.
The armrest, while it does interrupt whatever flow there may be on the top of the guitar, is insanely comfortable. In my opinion, it's far superior to the "traditional" Fender-style curved armrest, because it places even less pressure on the forearm muscles and tendons that all lead to the picking hand. My hand falls very naturally into a picking position.
This guitar just sings. And its piezo sounds at least as good as, if not better than the Fishman piezo in my old Parker.
Overall, the comfort, sound and playability of this guitar is really inspirational. It makes me want to be a better player.