It looks like new!
The only thing different is the bridge pickup is an EVO2 with gold polls, so it looks stock.
This was made in Japan and the final assembly was done in the CA Custom shop.
I got it from a guy in Canada. It has a one piece neck not one of those five piece. The neck is very different than all my other Ibanez guitars, it's narrower at the nut, but thicker than the rest. The gold rocks and the almost black fretboard makes the colors of the vine jump out really nice. I may just leave the 9s on it. All my other guitars have 10s, but it plays good the way it is. The action is very low and there are less than five notes on the whole neck that buzz just a little. It came with the UV1000 case, it all looks like the day it was made.
It may be the best playing JEM of the four I have, not to mention my three RGs and six UVs.
I took off the back cover plate where the springs are and found a single shock absorber in the middle with three springs, two on the top and one on the bottom.
Is this stock? I have a double shock absorber made by Ibanez that I had in my S540LTD for a little while. The thing never did anything.
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