I don't think there really exists a girl market for really high end guitars...
Maybe, maybe not, but there are a comparatively huge number of female shredders out there when looking back over the last decade. I could easily be wrong, but then I've been right a good number of times over the years when it came to predicting some various products we now take for granted.
FWIW, I pick up my JEM by the handle all the time.
Me too, not when playing, and not because I need to, but because there's that cool handle built in there. Then, just as easily, I pick up my S-5570 by the upper horn, and feel no compromise at all.
Looking at the pics of these, they'll easily allow a two-finger pickup with no discomfort either.
I dont know about that... I dont think there are enough girl players out there would would pay that amount for one of these.
I don't necessarily think there are either, but let's just wait and see what the future brings. If both of us were right, then maybe it would be a huge mistake, but one of the things I've always supported my friends on was their right to make their own mistakes, if that's what they really wanted to do.
His core fan base is male and to alienate all the males fans to accommodate a handful of females fans who probably wont even buy one of these things, even if they were cheap would be ridiculous...
It could be, but until the future arrives, everything is conjecture.