Got My New JEM 7VWH From Ibanez Rules
I just wanted to report my experience with Rich at Ibanez Rules. I received my new JEM 7VWH a short time ago and I am very happy to report that all of the good things people have said about Richís service is true. This JEM is the best playing guitar I have ever played. Iíve been playing for 28 years and I know, right away, what Iím looking for in a guitar. I have a 1978 Les Paul that I got when I was 16. Playing this guitar is second nature to me. I recently had it set up by a local Luthier that was recommended by Daniel Erlewine. He did an excellent job. Well guess what, I love this JEM more.
Another important note that helps describe how smooth and buttery this JEM plays is relative to a severe hand injury I sustained back in the mid Ď80ís. Long story short, I put my fret hand through a car window and cut 2 tendons clean through and suffered 90% nerve damage. The doctors and therapists said I would never play guitar again. Obviously, God had a plan for me and I pressed on and proved them wrong. The moral to this story is that I still have nerve damage and my ďouterĒ thumb muscle is basically non-existent. This makes the need for a smooth playing guitar more desirable than possibly others that are injury free. This JEM fits that bill. Awesome. It plays so smooth and easy. Itís a pleasure to play. Much better, in my opinion, than my PRS Custom 24.
If you have been thinking about getting a JEM, get one. They are wonderful. But do yourself a favor and get it from Rich at Ibanez Rules. I played a JEM that was at Guitar Center 4 different times for about a month to see if it was what I wanted. When I was certain it was I ordered it from Rich. The difference between the 2 is night and day. I could have bought a guitar from Guitar Center, but I bought an instrument from Ibanez Rules. Well worth the money. And believe me when I say I donít depart from my money easily. Rich is very informative and helpful. He delivered what he promised and kept me informed and he is willing to answer questions and spend the time you need to make decisions, before and after the purchase.
Thank you Rich for this fine instrument. I will not hesitate to order from you again.