Originally Posted by Rich
You have very low attention to detail. Fretwork, end finishing, board edge finishing, are so obviously better I suspect you either need glasses, or have never seen a current JC up close.
"I don't see much difference between 05' and '95 production."
It's confirmed, no attention to detail.
There is no need to ridicule my eyesight, or question my attention to detail, I can assure you it's fine.
I always look at guitars very closely (from Indonesian GRGs to J-craft Jems) I usually look at them for a while, before I start playing. I must admit that I've only seen close-up pics of recent JCs, not handled them, but that only confirmed what I saw and felt on Team J-craft guitars (Jem, RG, RGT).
I was asking, if you could enlighten us normal folk, what we are supposed to see when it comes to the current JCs? I've heard the comments on frets and fretboard loads of times, what I saw was good fret ends but lesser and rougher workmanship on the fretboard edges, that's not a huge improvement, that's a shift in attention. It just proves there is still variation because of hand finishing.
Like I said, when Jem = RGT = JC = 2500EUR, there cannot be a huge difference in workmanship; sure, materials and marketing will allow for some cost and price variance, but not a huge difference.
Personally, I will look at them in much the same way, I will not be blinded by custom, prestige of j-craft logos, I will judge them as I see them. I suggest ashton does the same.
Fujigen builds hundreds of JCs a year, just as they build thousands of Jems, and hundreds of the other less popular endorsee models, they also (still) build truckloads of [email protected]
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copies for the Japanse market, JCustom is just another line of guitars to them, nothing special, high quality like most of their stuff, but nothing special.