Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The FTL, Florida
I could afford a MIJ JEM if I wanted but I just feel way uncomfortable playing a guitar that expensive, especially gigging it. But that's me. I do honestly prefer RGs but I dig the Premium JEMs too, especially the SFG. And I still wouldn't mind having a UV70P. I like that these exist as a stunt guitar option. I'd like to get the white one just for Schmitts and giggles but there's always the nagging question - why not an MIJ RG at that price instead?
I totally agree Ibanez needs their own production facility for MIJ. Why couldn't they partner with another company to build one if they're concerned about the risk? At least that way they're not competing for production slots with car interiors as well.