Re: The Jem Jr is an RG450 in disguise
Interesting to read some of the opinions here.
I've been playing for 30yrs. I've played many many guitars over the years, and I have very particular taste when it comes to sound and feel. I have (of course this is just my word) a great ear and like any thriving guitarist always strived to get that sweet tone I was looking for. My previous guitar was an original PRS Custom 24.
I sold it and didn't play for 5 yrs because I couldn't afford another guitar...and you know...life stuff.
I recently bought a brand new JEM Jr. I've had it about a month.
Is it anywhere as good as a PRS? OR a real JEM? No.
Is it bad? Not at all. Not even one bit. I really have ZERO complaints with this guitar.
I am very picky about tone and quality and discerning (in fact quite PICKY/anal/perfectionist) enough to notice flaws or downfalls...I thought I might be disappointed but watched some reviews and went for it. I have to say I was impressed at how well made this guitar is! No fret sprout, no issues with tuning, playing, no buzzing frets, no dead spots. The only thing I did have to do was tighten the Trem bar socket and the jack socket (no big deal, took about 2 minutes).
I will probably swap out pickups later on, as I do notice some lack of definition and separation with the Quantums. But man! For the price this guitar is amazing. The quality of the build really is nothing to complain about and I doubt you'd find much better in this style at this price.
This is for anyone thinking about it: if you can't afford a real JEM, go for it! There is absolutely nothing to complain about with this guitar. It sounds great! It plays great!