Re: JEM 2018?
I agree with Rich and jono.
I started collecting guitars with early USA-charvels. They are great guitars but first they got expensive (5000 $ plus), than they were not any more available in the used guitars market. Some years ago I switched to Ibanez, when I got a UCEW, I liked it and now I do own Ibanez guitars of all USA-Lines (American Master 1 (MA2 and MA3), UCEW, UCGR, UCMD, Am Master 2, USRG). Great guitars, I like them and I enjoyed Jesses thread.
There are Fenders, Gibsons, a Suhr, a Valley Arts and a Tom Anderson in my collection.
But the one guitar, I would never sell, is my `87 JEM 777 LG.
I do play a lot with other guitar players in the age from 17 to 70 and they all like this JEM. Yes, the youth, too.
It has ever been a unique guitar and it still is. We maybe got older but this guitar is still young and fresh and absolutely not old-fashioned.