Should I sell/trade my JEM7DBK for a RG550RFR reissue?
So, first off, let me start that one of my first really good guitars was a Road Flare Red RG550 (stupid me for selling it a number of years back), so I have a bit of affection for the guitar. I'd love to get a reissue, but man, the prices are way higher than they should be, plus I've actually got a couple of beater RG550's already. I've also got a JEM7DBK (a bit of a beater as well) that I don't really play much. In fact, I don't really play any of those guitars much. I typically reach for my Kramer Music Yo LP copies as I don't really use tremolo's much anymore.
Now, I know the thing to say is why even get a reissue RG550 if I don't play the ones I have? As mentioned, it's mostly an affection for the guitar. I do like the way the JEM feels and plays (despite not playing it much). Oh, and as for the condition, well I bought them that way. I'm actually quite good to my guitars. The only one I've beat up a bit myself is an old Kramer parts guitar (Baretta neck/Focus body) and that guitar is relicing on it's own (paint finish is cracking).