imho with these the finish wear is moot on this model. These look better than any jem sold in years and the wear actually makes them cooler. I'm not sure there is much value or demand for a "mint untouched JEM7BSB" vs played/cared for JEM7BSB. Too many other "collectable models sold around this era.
The waxy stain was going to fade, change and rub off/scratch off, probably why they stopped making them dealers were getting them and customers didn't' like the fingernail scratches on a brand new guitar (this was back when dealers stocked MIJ JEMs in stores).
Hey, I'm the LAST guy here who will ever advocate buying a guitar as a collection piece - for me, guitars are meant to be played, and if you're not going to play it, then don't waste your money.
But, I realize a lot of other people DO want to collect guitars, so I guess all I'm saying is, if you're buying one that looks like it may be a refinished player, make sure you're paying "player" pricing, and not paying a premium that the guitar may not warrant.
I don't know what going rate is for a player these days, and at the moment I need another "specific purpose" guitar like I need another hole in my head (one of these would fight for rack space with a rather nice '13 Genesis Series RG550RFR as a "trick" 6-string, which come to think of it I really need to buy some properly garish pickups for), but this is one of the few Jems I wouldn't mind owning. That, the seafoam green, the sparkle blue, and the 90th, I guess...