What is the best JEM?
I love my 7VWH but the FP is wicked too. *I agree with the try to find a used one method. *I bought a good to very good condition JEM777DY for $450 Canadian (like $300 US) with a UV case. *I didn't need it, but the deal was so good I couldn't pass it up. *The FP I got was refinished, it doesn't look like an FP right now, but the price was right (traded for an RG 7 string I never played) and I use the FP as much as the VWH now.
I can't pick a "best" jem, but I can say, I love all of mine!