Ibanez JEM555? Is it worth it?
By the time you pay for a 555 and an Lo-pro, have the body modded slightly to accept the lo-pro, and refinish the area, you will have spent as much as a real Jem anyway. *There are always JEM777VBK's popping up, as well as JEM7DBK's. *They are a much better deal. *Though if you love the Jem neck, you should know that the DBK does not have a JEM profile, it is much thinner. *The 555 does come with the Evolution pickups which are a bonus, but not enough of one to make me want it. *Plus, I really do think the short vine looks bad. *The other problem with the 555's, is Korean quality control sux. *If you are ordering one, you may get a good one, you might get a POS. *You have to play in the store and buy the one you play if it is good. *At any rate, I would suggest looking for an older Jem already with an edge, or even the DBK (personally I'm not a fan). *Good luck! and welcome to the forum!