Long story short, I want my first 7 string. A local store has a brand new RG7421 in white at a good price. I've read that they're good guitars if you replace the pickups?

Anyone own / played one?

Or would it be better to just buy a higher model straight away?

Just looking for opinions, and whether its worth me driving into town and trying one.

Cheers, Jay.
RIP Tom Searle.
Have you considered looking for one of the older 7421s? They were Made in Japan and I think the necks feel miles better than the Korean and Indonesian models. Plus you can nab them for cheaper than the new ones! I got an RG7620 (basically a 7421 with a Lo Pro 7 Edge) for $280 with the OSCH not too long ago.
If you are looking to buy new then the 7421 is a pretty good starter 7 string. I bought a 7321 a while back (same specs, iirc) and I still love to play it.

As mentioned above, a used 7620 will get you more band for your buck, though. Even a used 7321/7421 will save you money. I got my 7321 used for $200.
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