Re: Allright people, this is the deal...
The depreciation shouldn't matter unless you're collecting or looking to make a few bucks down the line. If you're collecting, read on.
The 7VWH has been in production for so long and there are so many on the streets that although they do carry a nice resale price, it is not as high as a Jem 10th, BFP, or an MC, DY, yadda yadda yadda. Re-sale prices on a VWH may skyrocket if they are discontinued, but 99% of us will laugh like we do at a $2500 Wolfgang.
For example, in 91 you could buy a DY Jem for $1,000 out the door. That same Jem now sells for as much as $1500. The VWH can currently be bought new for $1680 and they resell anywhere from $900-$1200. Note that there are no used 7VWH Jems on Ibanez Rules. There must be a reason for that?!