Originally Posted by DLHelfand
The prices you are quoting are equivalent to the list price and when you give the quote to a reputable Jackson dealer, the cost is significantly lower...more in the $2500 range or less. I think the good dealers usually give around 40% off that, but I am not sure. I would agree that the price you quoted IS ridiculous, but it is just not what you would pay.
One last thing Polaris. Why can't you seem to grasp the fact that I am just discussing the issue. I am not a Jackson fan. Infact, I would probably purchase at least two Ibanez that I can think of before I would buy a Jackson. They are just not usually my cup of tea. I do believe that although I prefer the Jem, many Jacksons that I have seen are simply better made and use higher quality woods and parts. I still prefer the feel and tone of the Jems that I have played, but that is me. Get over your Ibanez ass kissing and realize that it is ok to like more than one brand. I dig Ibanez. That said, I will NEVER buy one new. They are not worth the money IMHO. I would buy an Anderson, maybe a PENSA, or SUHR, but I doubt it. I tend to buy used anyway because I think many are overpriced if not all. I would buy a new guitar from a company that would make me EXACTLY what I want with the highest level of quality. other than that, I will buy used.
Get over yourself chief, I'm not an Ibanez ass-kisser. I have other brands besides Ibanez. I just really happen to hate Jacksons, because I think they're over priced, their customer service is a joke even on USA models, and they definitely don't give you 40% off on a custom.
My friend's shop has been a Jackson dealer for 7 years, and I've given Jackson 3 shots at pleasing me.
But they've failed each time.
If this were a PRS, Hamer, ESP, or any other thread, I wouldn't have even bother debating with you.
But once again, since you've seemed to have missed this part:
It's my opinion. I hate Jackson. So get bent.