So for those that can't keep track of who owns what... Which one do you have and which one would you have if you were earning your bread on the bar and club circuit?
I own a Jem. If I had to stand around in a bar playing chords most of the time for two hours, I'd rather have the JS
. If I was seriously purchasing a guitar as a tool for this endevour, I would pick neither.
You'll often hear guys complain about hand cramps from thin necks. I always thought that was BS until one day I decided to see for myself. Over the course of a few days I did nothing but play chords out of books and online, play chord progressions with a metronome, finger pick, etc.
I split my time between an older RG that has a maple neck that is about as thick as the the slab of rosewood used as the fretboard, and a Les Paul that has the "slim" 60s neck which is really anything but.
After the end of my experiment, I can tell you that if I had to do that for a living, I'd be buying a vintage spec Tele - one with a thick neck, 7.5 inch radius, and tiny frets.
OTOH, there's a reason why Holdsworth's guitar has a 20 inch radius. The right tool for the right job.