G.A.S. continues with new Jem7BSB
UPS brought me a nice little package today containing a dead mint/new Jem7BSB. Apparently the BSB is one of those guitars that people seem to love or hate, I've always found them interesting enough and decided to satisfy my curiosity.
Came from a seller in Italy who says he had a music store and this piece went unsold. Dead mint+ condition, plastic on pickguard, perfect hardware, no scratches, no finish stains from usage, no fretwear and a sparkling clean neck. Has a definite new guitar smell and one that I'd guess only BSB's can have due to their unique finish.
I'm at work right now and can't play it but it sure looks great, very unusual but appealing at the same time. I can't stop opening the case up and checking it out.
Price paid including international shipping was $1,400 so it was up there. I must admit that I'm a bit torn on the issue of usage. It's definitely in tip-top collectible condition but what fun are they if you don't play them?
Will post some pictures this evening once I get home. I'd love to hear people's current opinions on the BSB, good or bad in the meantime.