Thanks a lot for all the congrats guys, nice to hear
how does she play??? OMG, Man, ive always thought the best neck ive ever touched was a jem7vwh. Now, I see the big deal about j-customs, finally. very fast neck, pure high end Ibanez primo material man.
I gota be honest, this guitar feels and sounds so right that im kinda pissed off at the rest of my collection....then again, this just makes the crown jewel that much more special to me. tbh, I don't wanna play it, I wanna get one of those clear display cases like from waynes world (the white fender strat with a "whammy bah" lol) and keep it safe cuz it plays so nicely and so fittingly, it suits me so well, that I know if I nick or ding it, im gonna nick or ding my own self man
its a great guitar man, definitely would be worth full retail price IMO.
(lol @ the excited expression on my face...I had to take the audio out lol)
Basically, I would first determine if this guitar needs a plexi case and stay largely unplayed.
OK, if you have a very rare instrument which is incredibly fragile, like an already delicate Gretsch White Penguin, which is prone to humidity changes and already suffers from a then bad glue joint issue with the neck as was the case with pre-1970s Gretsches, then shelve it and keep it in display case or guitar case.
But if the guitar is a tough maple necked solidbody, then you wouldn't usually have to worry about humidity too much or any glue joints coming loose (like on original American made vintage Gretsch guitars). Also being that this guitar is a nice player, it's a shame to lock it in display case or guitar case for the rest of your life.
Another measure of display case worthiness is if the guitar belongs to a famous person. If you had the Elvis Martin with the trashy trailer home letters that spelled "ELVIS" starting to come loose and will fall off eventually from the vibration of the spruce top, then keep such an instrument behind plexi forever. I had a friend who had his favorite rock band, while they were still intact, sign his guitar. The band was so taken by his gesture to bring a guitar to be signed that he got to hang out with the band and got pictures of them signing it. Of course, that went out of the path of direct sunlight and got retired to its case. His other similar model, but different color electric guitar, then got to be the one he used.
While your guitar is very nice, and I assume not the proven property at one time of a celebrity, and not overly delicate due to build or faulty design like vintage Gretsch glue joints, I say play the thing and love it in that manner as you would anything else you have. Unless you like to spin it around on its strap like Steve Vai or play in dicey nightclubs, then use it at home, in the studio if you go somewhere for recording, and at live gigs (as long as you keep an eye on the instrument). That guitar is a player, and a looker for others to see too, and obviously designed for it.