Re: Is the JEM 7V worth the money?
Definitely a wider/thinner neck. For me, it's a very different feel than my Strat neck, or really any Strat I've ever played.
As for is it worth it, that's up to you. I got mine new in 97' for $1650 and really, that's the highest amount I'd ever pay for a mass produced guitar. If I were to buy a new guitar over $2K now, I'd most definitely go with a Suhr.
My 7V is still my baby, but it also came with a few flaws from the factory (middle pick-up didn't work, pick-up screws were black instead of gold). For that price, at that time, I feel the guitar should have been flawless, which is what Suhr is putting out now, for the same price a new 7V goes for.