Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Re: Is this swap worth it?
It would be a very good swap - in your favor. I am also doubtful the guitar shop would go for it. Just in shear resale value and resellability, swapping a Les Paul for Jem would be a very bad idea.
A Jem7vwh lists for £2,200, but it wouldn't even sell for that much new. That figure you gave for the used LP Custom is about right for the market value, the equivalent of $3,000. IF they wanted to buy it, they'd probably give you a little more than half of that for your Jem.
It never hurts to try. If you don't mind giving up the Jem, you'd come out on top in that deal.