what is the next-closest guitar to any js series?
ive decided to return my 13-year old ibanez js100 in atlantic blue because of its non-stop problems. its not the stock bridge, and i guess with that there will always be problems. ive taken it in for 3 setups since i got it in january, and since then i havent been able to play it. but, heres my problem. i got the guitar after playing hundreds of guitars, and i hated each of them. iv played every ibanez, gibson, fender, jackson, shecter, you name it. none was right for me. no matter how great the tone was on any jackson, i didnt like the feel of them. i am waaaaay picky on feel. this was the only ibanez without a disgusting-feeling neck. its the only ibanez i dont hate. tone, not the problem. ive played hundreds of guitars with fantastic tone. but theres no other guitar out there with the right feel to it. until i heard crush of love and decided to play the guitar of my new favorite guitarist (this was back in december). the neck was perfect. it felt amazingly smooth and fit my hand perfectly. the tone was the best ive ever heard out of a guitar (but thats not the issue, again). it wasnt all flat for shredders, and it got a HUGE array of tones. until then, i was a blues guitarist, and when i heard crush of love i became an experimental guitarist (talk about power of music, huh?) and with this guitar, i could always go back to my roots and play a perfect blues jam. the right feel, and tone for that stuff as well as the instrumental experimental stuff. i cant get another used js100, cause all they every do is have tons of problems, and i cant afford to buy it new. so, no matter how much i hate it, im gonna have to start looking at different guitars again. but i just cant find what im looking for!! the thing im looking closest at it a jackson rr3, cause since i was a kid, randy has been my idol until satch came around. so, my big question: what is the closet, cheap guitar to a js100 that will get bluesy tones, as well as having a good tone for satch-stuff, that i could get used and not have the same problems. this is a crisis!!!! ah!!! well, please reply and sorry for pouring out such a long thing here...bear with me...cheers