I play in a death metal band out of Lubbock, Texas and this beast of a guitar is my absolute go to. Reliable manufacturer and the guitar is no exception. It stays in tune for long periods of time, I've had this one for 2 months and I've only had to change the strings once and I play regularly. The tension of the strings is great for playing anything from B standard down to Drop G tunings. I will definitely be getting more ESP LTD 7 strings soon.