Re: Jem7v-wh....or RG550 Genesis
You did not say what year the JEM was. Assuming it a 2007, I would go for the JEM. I think playability is better. You get the 6105 medium frets (which I prefer over the jumbo), a slightly rounder neck profile (still thin but a little more meat on the back curves), Evolution pickups, VLX91 superswitch, and the ultra comfortable scalloped upper frets, and a more dense mid-range alder wood body. 550s are good but to me are too bright sounding with the basswood body and maple board. You would also need to make a small investment to upgrade the electronics. The JEMVWH guitars are the pinnacle of Ibanez. There is a reason they have been produced for so long and still going. Just all around better guitars than your standard MIJ Ibanez.