Well your DY should be on the way to me
Here's a pic that the seller snapped when he took it to ship it off.
I paid him the $1500 asking price which seemed more than fair given the recent
prices of Jems. I saw a very comparable guitar go for $1850 on e-bay right around Thanksgiving, but saw them for significantly less a few months prior. For $1500, here's what appears to be wrong with the DY: edge chip near tone knob, side chip near rear strap button, non-original strap buttons, neck pocket finish cracks, missing original case, faded pickups, two missing fine tuners, missing truss rod cover/screws, missing rear cover/screws, missing trem arm, pickguard screws rusted, unknown trem condition.
I was really not very concerned about the hardware issues. I can replace all that for cheap. I was mostly concerned with the body having a minimum of chips and having them in inconspicuous locations, headstock logo in good condition and a clean fretboard. I think I succeeded.
As far as your FP and Jems in general, I think that the asking price is too high. It appears to be worth more than many FP's out there, but not that much more. My suggestion is to be patient and see if better deals come along. I'm not exaggerating when I say that prices went through the roof right around Thanksgiving. I moved on the DY because a 777VBK that I wanted went for over $2100 and there was no way I was paying that. Wait to see is the holiday fever cools down and maybe prices will come back to reality. In the fall, I saw several FP's go for around $1400. I bought this one in September for $1400 on e-bay.