He thought the Mira would satisfy a couple of my concerns around short scale length and weight as well as being a "flexible" sounding guitar.
He has his thoughts turned around, the JS
is one of the most comfortable and "flexible" guitars I have ever owned. I can play anything with this guitar and wear it all day long. The Fred is aggressive enough for the Satriani style rhythms and leads but then the flick of a switch to the PAF Pro neck turns it soft and clean, not muddy. I use a POD XT and every tone I want, I can get from the combo of the JS
Hit the coil tap and it "quacks" like a strat.
The only downfall of the JS
is that it is kind of a "middy" guitar, you know what your playing on. Very distinctive sound but manageable.
I have had strats, low end RG's, high end RG's, an LP and have tested out a bunch of other Gibbys' and PRS', Teles, other "shredders" and nothing comes close to the versatility and comfort of the JS
If you are used to a strat style neck, you can fly on the JS
. Get a good setup on it and keep the 9's on there and you will not be disappointed.
It IS like comparing apples and oranges, two totally diffferent guitars.