Re: J custom fretwork
The neck binding is a minor cosmetic addition and only noticable to the person playing it !! It has it's drawbacks too, the maple is unfinished for a few mm where it meets the rosewood and discolours easily. Also the side markers are harder to see in low light situations with maple binding. With abalone side markers (like my RG8570) it's even worse, they disappear completely !! The most important things are that it has a nice piece of rosewood on the fretboard and the quality of the figuring on the top, they do vary quite a bit.