I am tempted to buy a JEM7V 2017 (100% mint condition for $2,200). I’ve already had disappointing experiences with the JS2450 and the RG8550MZ that didn’t had much added value over the RG550LTD
I’ve read all the RG550 Vs JEM discussion out there, but they are all missing one detail: the RG550LTD
is not as different to the JEM as the RG550.
Leaving aside the aesthetics and the interchangeable pickups:
RG550LTD // JEM7V 2017
Body material: Basswood // Alder w basswood veneers
Neck joint: AANJ // AANJ
Bridge: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo // Edge tremolo
Neck type: Wizard // JEM Prestige
Neck material: 1-piece maple // 5-piece maple/ walnut
Fingerboard: Rosewood w binding // Rosewood (frets 21–24 scalloped)
Frets: jumbo // W6105 (Prestige edge treatment)
So, the only major difference is the 21–24 scalloped frets and some "treatment"
(p.s.: I am trying to convince myself of not buying it
We need more RG550LTD porn. Please, post your pics