Ordered this guitar last September after hearing about it here (and before the SVN was announced) - a "special" run by The Axe Palace. The ebony fretboard piqued my interest most of all - I like the slicker feel of ebony over rosewood more and more these days. The burled poplar top (just a veneer, over maple I assume) is a nice bonus too. Also, the neck is satin finished - I don't know if the regular production SVNs come that way (PRS product page doesn't mention it, and the photo is ambiguous enough to me to be uncertain). Anyway, it plays great, sounds similar to my 25" scale SE CU24-7, but the extra scale length of the SVN (26.5") gives it a bit more, um, "djentiness". I played it for about 30 min through the HXDA last night, through a variety of pedals and just straight in. Felt good. I baselined the feel by playing the CU24-7 the night before, to remember how a 7-stringer is different from the 6-stringers I usually play, so I wasn't fumbling too much. We have band practice tonight, so probably won't get a chance to do a back-to-back between the two, but maybe this weekend.