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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cool USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

Hi i'm romain from France.

i would like to know, except of the fundamental differences between these models (in terms of sounds, looks etc...)


Can we talk about same quality for these three models ?

In fact, my heart's choice is an USRG30 (beautiful and that fits my criteria). However, I can have floral or a j-custom 8670 for a little more money (used) and want to know if this is a more serious choice than USRG.

thanks for advance for your help and sorry for my english.

good day

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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

wow.....89 reads and not a single though/reply?

whoda thunk it..................

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IMO, the JC is the higher quality of the 3 guitars you mentioned. The Jem and USRG are on about the same level.
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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

J Custom high quality guitar than USRG30 and floral ...but value in the future Floral better..i would get the Floral jem for value,looks and average quality...
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J Custom high quality guitar than USRG30 and floral ...but value in the future Floral better..i would get the Floral jem for value,looks and average quality...
interesting.......

Why would you feel that the FP is of better future value? I've never seen an FP sell for more than $2500.
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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

New jcustom is expensive but used value is bad... I still believe fp is much better resale value in the future....even a 1991 floral can at least fetch US$1500-$1700 in player condition... A used j custom very difficult to sell above 2k used... Unless certain high specs jcustoms... J custom has so many models... Floral only have 3 different models.... That effects the value
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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

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interesting.......

Why would you feel that the FP is of better future value? I've never seen an FP sell for more than $2500.
Your old man disease is kicking in

Somebody in the UK paid 5k for a new condition 88' at the height of the market. I've sold plenty over 3k [not new condition 88's of course!]
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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

even though the original floral pattern is mass produced and has been reissued,it is still sought after...its iconic guitar of vais early days....i regret selling it...
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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

Depends on the current condition of the guitars you listed.
If they are all in very good condition, I'd be torn between the FP and J Custom.
The FP would probably win, though. You get a classic guitar with all of the great features. ...and looks better than the others. Hell, that neck alone puts the FP in a class of it's own...except the first VBK.
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Your old man disease is kicking in

Somebody in the UK paid 5k for a new condition 88' at the height of the market. I've sold plenty over 3k [not new condition 88's of course!]
Serious??? man have I been out of the loop!! I was just on your used listings yesterday too.......... I guess I'm not paying very good attention.

I passed on a dead mint '90 FP w/OHC for $900 back in '03 that was on consignment........ I guess I should have bought it.....facepalm.
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I still think the JC is the highest quality of the 3.......... I'd love to be told if and why I'm wrong....
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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

The JC would be the highest quality. The 30's have an awful neck/body mate, but if you want a 3/4" maple slab top that's a good way to get it.
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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

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The 30's have an awful neck/body mate, but if you want a 3/4" maple slab top that's a good way to get it.
USRG's don't have the 3/4" maple cap. You're thinking of the UCEW.

The 30 is awful, though. The necks are junk and go out of adjustment constantly. Fretwork is really suspect and the maple tops were never even close to the rated AAA grade. I had one as my only guitar for a long time and I just assumed that all guitars required that much adjustment and neck/fret work. An off-the-shelf RG3120 blows a USRG out of the water.

But here's the terrible neck joint you speak of:


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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

Out of the 3 models you mentioned I would
def go for the J Custom RG8670. Seriously
good guitars those.
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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

For sure. My 8670 is a hell of a guitar, probably one of the best JC's ever made. I would no doubt go for that of the three.
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Re: USRG30, J Custom or JEM 77 floral ?

Depends on the price if its for me... If same price for all the three guitars i would get floral but if the jcustom is way cheaper than get the jcustom ebony frets with nice pearl vine inlays..... I have someone in spore who wanted to trade his rg8670 mint condition with my 2008 jem7vwh plus him topping up abit but i decided to keep my jem...sometimes it isnt just about high quality.... Other things comes in consideration too... Its difficult to used jcustom for above $2000 in my country... They would rather get a used boutique guitars....JEM is a signature series...and for a new jcustom cost about $4k-5k i would rather get suhr modern custom... As for ebony lovers, to me it isnt big deal... I had nuno N4 before and its resell value is horrible
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