First JEM! JEM Jr.?
Brand new here! Never made an account but over the years I've viewed the forums... great community!
Been playing for 20 years on strats, but now I really want to get my hands on a JEM. Always loved the look and feel (played on a floral before) but have always been "Brand loyal" to fender.
I want to pick up a JEM but wanted to know everyone's opinions on the JR. Playability? Tone? Neck difference is the big one since tone can be changed by adjusting hardware to a degree... I've been looking around trying to find opinions but there isn't much out there. Worth getting one and updating hardware? Or just go after a 7v?
Obviously, I'd rather drop 500$ vs $3000, but only if it's worth it. It would be interesting to customize one from the ground up, but I'd like to get some opinions! Used is an option for me, but I'm worried about the counterfeits and not being able to play in person. So I feel like buying new may unfortunately be the best route for me.