Re: Thoughts on the PIA (The new JEM)?
This is golden!
Trying to find a factory made guitar that fits every spec I'd like is never going to happen. Guitars that are modded and relic'd from actual use are the most interesting. Tells me a bit about the player and you won't see one anywhere else like it. I've contemplated having a guitar built to my specs, but I've also grown fond of buying used guitars on the cheap and refurbishing them to my specs. When I spend $1500-$2000 I'm afraid to put a scratch on it. When I buy a used Prestige for cheap, level the frets, change the pickups, and set it up to my preferences then I've already bonded with it. It's already banged up a bit so it doesn't matter if I scratch or ding it again. It's a tool I feel comfortable using rather than an investment.