I went to the local Yamaha store, and I saw, hanging in the glass case, a black axe, kinda shaped like an Ibanez AX series. This was the Yamaha Frank Gambale Signature series.
It had a painted neck, which was the only bit I didn't like. The fretboard was Ebony, and it had 2 Seymour Duncan Hot Rails and 1 JB for the humbucker. Locking tuners, Flat fretboard radius, Coil Tap switching, and the Fretwave tuning system. Mahogany body, flushed profile (read: *******
low action), and nice access to the 22nd fret. Wilkinson trem.
Now, this is SUPPOSED to be a Jazz guitar.
But IT ROCKS!!!!!!!!! Very tight, articulated sound. Great tone, and amazing playability. The neck is a bit wide, for a 6 string, but I'm used to a 7 string, so I liked it from the start. It's EXTREMELY comfortable to hold against your body, and plays like a dream!
If you have a chance to do so, CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!
Ok. The price tag. It's about $3,700++ in SGD, which makes it about $2k USD. Believe me. It's worth every single cent... Damn! Can't seem to get it out of my mind now... I'd love to own this baby... Just wish there was a 24 fret 7 string version...
Anyone wanna buy my JPM90th??? heh...