Looking at the stuff coming out of 2007 NAMM - it looks like there's quite a few new extended range guitars being released. The new RG8 from Ibanez and i guess a couple J-Custom 7's? Rusty Cooley 7 and Razorback 7 from Dean, the Jeff Loomis sig from Schecter. Even a couple new Petrucci models...
I'm kind of surprised this hasn't broken here yet, since it's the topic of the day over at www.sevenstring.org.
1- 2007 MODELS !
JEFF LOOMIS/NEVERMORE Model
If you look at the market today for 7 string guitars, it is dominated by Shecter models.
They have around 7 or 8 models to choose from, Ibanez has how many? 4? 5? And how many of those are high-end expensive guitars (K7, UV) that cost over $1000?
Shecter has affordable 7s that are of a quality...