Re: Will Premium JEMs become collectable?
So much of collectible value depends on a cohort of people with money being alive at the time and desiring the item.
In the case of JEM’s the whole mythos is tied up in a period of time from 1987 to perhaps 1995 when a generation of guys went crazy over Vai, hair metal and this super playable screaming hot new guitar build.
Most of us are now somewhere between 45-70 years old, we’re the ones making those JEM’s collectible and when we move on, I don’t see another generation (ie my kids) having any interest in them.
And while the original era JEM’s have some value, it isn’t crazy value like vintage Les Paul’s simply because only a small subset of people got into JEM’s and the artist(s) who used them, unlike the Les Paul where you had massively larger icons using them (Jimmy Page, Townsend, etc).
TL : DR answer -> “No”