How does the 30th differ in feel to the original then? The only Jem i've properly played is my own, a 94 7V that I bought in 2005. So really I don't have much in the way of gauging how these Jems are meant to play compared to the older ones.
Tomorrow I recieve confirmation on my possible order (colour pending). How is the fret wire and compared to the original, and like the fretwork in general (edges especially), and stuff like the neck profile shape (is it the same or different?)
The originals use 6100 frets, while the reissues use 6105 (same as your 7vwh). Not a huge difference though. The edges should be fine with the Prestige edge treatment. Although they haven't really been doing it with maple boards, I'd imagine they'd be nice on the reissues.
The JEM neck profile seems to be similar to the Wizard Prestige profile for several years now - 18/20mm thickness and 58mm heel. Like most RGs these days, the reissues will likely feel wider and flatter than the originals because of the wider heel.
I have a '00 7vwh, and briefly owned an '88 JEM777 SK. Both feel narrower and chunkier/rounder in comparison to the RGs/JEMs that Ibanez is producing these days. All that being said, I haven't had a chance to play a reissue yet.. Just going off past exp's and the specs
Cool. Yeah I really like my LNG 30th. Been playing it a ton. How does the neck finish compare to the orginal? Are they done the same way now as then? Satin poly? Only other Ibanez I've had was a RG770DX which was like a satin poly.
Was your 770dx an original? My 770dx reissue has a satin poly that is very nice and smooth. I find that the golden era RGs have a slight gloss finish. The '88 JEM777 SK that I used to own felt more bare than my 770dx reissue. Not sure if that's how they all are, or if it was a result from years of play. Both are smooth and comfortable.