Had to comment on this. *Previously I had some harsh words to say about the new JP, mainly that I thought it was ugly.
Well, surprisingly enough I decided to visit GC yesterday and what did I find at the back of the store? *Ah yes, supposedly the first two and only JP's in Michigan (or so they claimed).
Anyhow, pics don't do the guitar justice - it is quite nice. *But looks aside, the guitar plays and sounds like a montser. *Factory setup on one of them was almost perfect, the second was not bad but the action was a little too high. *The finish on the neck is incredibly smooth - oiled - very cool shape and feel. *The pickups have a very clear and distinct voice, and it is possible to sustain notes for a respectable amount of time, very sweet indeed. *Clean and dirty this guitar sounds great!
The trem was something that I was concerned about, but it is no longer a fear. *It has very smooth movement, and it can do everything the Edge can do - dive bomb, raise a fifth, flutters - all while staying perfectly tuned
Price tested - $1700 (Mystic Dream finish) or $1350 (Pearl Red Burst). *Save youself the $400 bones, the Mystic finish IMHO is not worth it. *Neither of them was Piezo equipped and both were six strings. *The price listed above (suprisingly enough) includes the OHSC - which is uncommon for GC! *The case is something to talk about too!
Would I buy one? *Yes, probably - I quit smoking last week and the money I am saving every day is going to the JP guitar fund. *
And - how cool is this: *JP Shipping!
*It's an actual list of JPs that were produced and where they've shipped to! *Kind of makes you think that they actually care about their guitars and that they're not mass produced dollar signs.