Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Stony Point, NY
Re: Noob question : 7 string / extended scale neck
For 1200, you can get a pretty good seven string. i'm builing my own pretty soon, but buyer wise, i'd go with an ibanez.
In standard tuning, the seventh string is tuned to a B. i personally don't drop the tunings on any sevens i own/play, but that's more of a preference if anything.
As for a longer scale, you have more range than the usual scale, but like the drop tunings, it's a preference. try out a few guitars with different scales to see which is your favorite.