We end September with these awesome 7-string guitars. I personally recommend them to you if you wish for one on a budget. The SGR C7 is a basswood make with those gain-friendly Diamond Plus pickups. Equally appealing (pickups-wise) would be Jackson's JS22-7; also a basswood beast with a pair of in-house Jackson HO 7 humbuckers.
Both possess clarity across frequencies with the Jackson edging the Schecter in terms of a top end poke. The SGR on the other hand has a less trebly top end. The marked difference here would be the neck profiles; the SGR would appeal to those wanting a more rounder feel while the Jackson feels significantly flatter & a little wider. Also, if you are more at home with a right hand placement away from the body top (ala Les Paul), the Schecter would be it. All in all, both guitars are highly recommended in terms of QC as well- sturdy without being costly.
Schecter: SGR C7- SGD299 (Davis GMC)
Jackson: JS22-7- SGD309 (Swee Lee Co)