Re: Opinion: Which is better - Original Vintage JEM777 or 30th Anniversary JEM777?
The new guitars are more likely to be in good condition with more life left in the frets, my 30th is one of the best playing guitars I've put my hands on, it's just a real high quality Super Strat, but I prefer the sound on my 94 7V. Can't tell you how it compares to an original 777 side by side. There are a number of small differences, some would say improvements (such as the volute at the nut, and the Evos instead of PAF Pros).
I've played my 777 so much since 2017 that I've put significant wear on the frets, it still plays great with no issues or setup adjustments needed but eventually it will need a fret dressing, this has massively changed my outlook on buying guitars to where I will no longer buy an expensive guitar if it doesn't have SS frets.