Anyone know if its really such a quality difference that I should pay hundreds more for a guitar where that is the only difference? That only effects tuning and whammy right? I need a new guitar fairly quick, one with better picks ups so my amp will sound more clean. I'm looking at the C-7 hellraiser but then saw the Jeff Loomis signature model and wondered about this. Also any one have opinion on rosewood frets vs maple? I'm used to rosewood and associate maple with fenders and a crappy slow feel but is that really the case?