Ok, so there is the pros and the cons : some people say it's a good axe for the price but it need other pickups. the other ones say better buy a better MIJ for the price. my problem is that i would like to dig a monkey grip in it ! and i'm afraid that it would be dangerous for the neck ( i mean vibrations) cause it is the neckthru guitar. did you guys know someone who made a jem with a neckthru guitar ? i 'm not sure anyone did this before ? thank you for your answers. manta.
The “good axe for the price” is a tuff one.
All guitars can be that, if the price are low enough, but still be a complete worthless guitar, if you know what I mean.
The guitar is not bad, it is not a garbage guitar, and it is a good guitar compared to a lot of other guitars in that price range. It is comfortable to play and it can sound good with the right pups. It can with a bit of luck even be a really good sounding guitar, as good as any price guitar, with the right pups, if it is a very good “lucky day” copy (there are really good ones in that range too). But the odds for it being a “lucky day” copy are small.
If it is a really good one, then it is worth spending the time and money to change everything on it, tremolo, tuners, pickups and electronics. But then you’re probably at the price range that you could find a guitar that has the better trem and so on already.
If you have a chance of trying it, then you will know.
It can, with a lot of luck, be a better guitar than a lot higher level guitars can be (if they are a not so good copy). There can be dream guitar it any price range with a lot of luck.
Making a monkey grip in a neck true is no problem.
The neck is just continuing true the body in the middle, where you do the handle are in “wings”, wood that are glued to the neck.
It would not be a problem even if the neck was the same bit of wood as the hole body.