Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bellport Village - LI, NY
I think it's great, too. It was my second Jem. My favoite fact about this one is the date I got her: 7/7/97. There was also a rainbow on my way back to bring her home. It was sold to me in a really cool hot-pink Levy's gig-bag with a fuoroescent green pocket on the front and trim around the straps. It, too is slightly faded but very evenly and still bright. Really, it's only noticeable when you remove the pickguard or the truss rod cover. In home incandescent lighting, it seems a slight bit darker on the back edge of the contour but that could be the way the light hits it (this one stays at home). Anyway, it plays and feels great. The necks back then were more of an oil-like finish which gave the necks a more silky, unfinished feel. Mine also seems to have the volume control a little loser to the bridge pickup which I've never noticed before on my other Jems. I don't play my SK and LNG as frequently as some of the others and never compared the two for that. I'm not sure if that was a spec of the older Jems and I don't have any reason to believe a new pickguard was put on.
Mike 777 Haug