Jem7v VS. PRS Custom 24 CAGE MATCH!!!!
I've had a 7v for several years now and I've been very happy with it, the other day however I played a PRS Custom 24.
Yikes it sounded amazing. on every pickup position, through both amps I tried. Played like a dream. Looked gorgeous. GAS GAS GAS GAS GAS GAS GAS.
Then I saw the price..... egads.
Jem - Pros
Double locking trem
That sweeet sweet sweet neck evo
Handle! (I love the freaking handle)
Angled input jack (I love this too.)
It's steve vai's guitar, not mine.
Inferior wood (alder/basswood)
Bolt on neck
Sloppy fretboard edges (this has always annoyed me to death)
PRS - Pros
Superior wood (Mahogany/maple top)
Superior craftsmanship (I couldn't find a flaw on the instrument, and I looked hard)
Better tone? (I know this is an opinion, but this guitar just freaking sang, from the 1st fret through the 24th)
No double locking floyd (and I'm a floyd whore)
So, I had this amazing experience with this PRS and it's made me consider selling my Jem to pay for one. I'd love to hear the thoughts of some folks with more experience with PRS than myself. I've played exactly 2 of them, and never really thought about buying one until now. I realize this is the Ibanez forum, but I have to think that there's other folks here like myself who have a whole stack of ibanez guitars. I actually have 3, my Jem, a RG2550 with a dimarzio fred and a sustainiac, and an old (awesome) 520 with the usual tonezone/paf pro combo... so what would I really lose by unloading my awesome 7v?
Any thoughts/opinions/advice is always greatly appreciated!