Re: Prestige bodies, all the same?
It would make sense that that is how it works. Ibanez pickups for less, Dimarzios for more money. Add in the fancy extras or endorsement payouts for a signature model, that 's gotta be extra dough. Steve vai did say that the Jem guitars really propagate his lifestyle. And, come to think of it, my PGM's, Jems, and even my "lower" RG1420F's seem to be put together just as well and play just as well as each other. Come to think of it, I did have to sink much more money into the 1420's myself to fit them with real Dimarzios and I even had to buy cases. When all was said in done, they weren't really that much cheaper in the end. And those little blue hang tags with the intials of who did what.........many of the same names can be found whether it's my 1420, PGM , or Jem. Obviously the same people building the prestiges.