Re: Question on my 97 JEM 7V WH
What Glen said.. The older square heel necks didn't have solid wood all the way up to the 24th fret, so there's overhang with the last 2 frets (not much wood underneath them). If you pluck the last 2 frets on older 5xx/7xx/etc RGs, they don't ring out nicely and sound weird IMO... Compared to plucking those frets on AANJ/square heel with all solid wood (ie. 550/770 reissues). So maybe the scalloping was a way around that.. Could be physical too!
Edit: the old square heel RGs have the overhang, but can't say for sure with the old JEMs as I've never owned one.. I believe so though.
Last edited by Steveche; 09-30-2016 at 12:16 PM.