Hi there from Singapore:
I have an old JEM 7VWH I purchased in 2009. It's been played a lot (but not in the last 1-2 years or so) and has... issues. I wish to sell the guitar (or spruce it up to a sellable condition), and I removed the strings a couple of weeks ago but was caught up with life issues and didn't follow-through with the plan. This post mainly concerns physical issues with the guitar (rust, fret wear, bridge, etc.). I could've done better with maintenance given the play time and climate here but it is what it is.
1) I'm missing a screw from the low E string side of the bridge that has gone missing. The saddle is stuck to the bridge (probably corrosion/rust issues) and the low E string is stuck in the bridge.
2) Rusty parts in general - pickups, screws, tuning pegs. Especially the bridge.
3) Fret wear. The neck and fretboard are okay otherwise
4) Might have issues with the electronics/pickups but I haven't tested them since removing the strings.
5) Some dings on the back of the guitar but I believe that's minor.
So I have several options:
1) Sell it as it is for a really low price and get the next owner/shop to fix it
2) Purchase the screw part, and try to salvage the bridge, restring the guitar, and then sell it
3) Purchase a new bridge.
It feels that this model is difficult to sell with less folks wanting to play floyd rose and with the new AZs out.
Thanks - any advice is appreciated.