A short time ago, I posted that I bought a Jem777DY and it turned out to be a scam. Thankfully, I got my funds back from Paypal.
Well, I finally got one. It came yesterday and it's amazing. I traded my Gibson ES339 for this guitar. I wasn't playing the Gibson at all - just didn't bond with the smaller hollow-body...didn't have the full sound I was looking for.
I've read a lot of reviews here and other places about how great these guitars are and I've been keeping my eyes out for one.
Well, I found one listed here for trade and was able to make a deal that worked for both of us.
The neck on this guitar feels great. Not sure what finish is on the backside, but it's silky smooth. Feels a lot like the unfiinshed neck I have on my homemade strat. I think the ebony board really helps the fingers slide over the strings too ( I used to think that was BS, but it feels great)
The neck profile feels round on the sides, but a bit flatter on the back. To me, it feels like a blend of a my strat and SG necks. Definitely different than all my other guitars and I really like it.
The floating tremolo is a lot of fun and stays in tune nicely. Pickups sound great too. I was a bit surprised with the great sounds you get in the bridge/middle and middle/neck pickup positions.
This guitar really makes me love my Mesa MKIV. I was getting close to putting that up on the trading block because I was always choosing to plug into my Marshall DSL...but with the way the JEM sounds into the MKIV, I'll be keeping it.
I think I found a new favorite...but only time will tell.
Here's a few pics.
Thanks Joey (torgeot
) for the great guitar.