Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: California, USA
Re: Used Jem 555 WH
IMO- anything more than the price of a good used RG570 or RG550 is just a waste of money. The JEM555 is inferior in quality to either of those guitars. Why would you pay $700 for an RG450 with a monkey grip cut into it? It's a crap neck and crap bridge.
I'd suggest you spend $300-$350 on a solid used RG570 or RG550 (I got my RG550BK for $315 from a Jemsiter) and spend the other $400 towards a good amp or effects.
Don't buy it just because it looks like a JEM... it's not a real JEM.