Originally Posted by OLIE_ROCKS_THE_80'S
EBMM does not hold a candle to the Ibanez JPM! and you're wrong the Camo pattern is the least desirable JPM!
well that still puts the JPM behind HAM and Cow on desirability...
...but I'm not sure why you'd think the Camo ranks last, the pink/blue/orange picasso is very 1991 and, the recent neon revival notwithstanding, Camo is probably better suited to a large part of the guitar buying public (see ESP who have at least three models available in camo, or Dean)
Please note, that I am an 80s boy myself (I own a DY) so this is not my personal preference, just observation.
Compared to the prices I've seen them go for it seems very cheap, and I think they JPM waaaay out performs the EBBMM but that's just my opinion.
A well setup JPM90HAM with an ebony board, yes; a poorly set-up JPM2 with dried out rosewood and worn frets...no.
IMHO a JPM is just a less versatile RG (due to its neck and pups). In terms of playability, versatility and build quality, you would be better off with a brand new RG2620cbk (also at ~£600). The EBMM-JP at least offers piezo and or 7s for those interested. I can't comment on its price/quality.
The fact that a brand new Ibanez RG1820x or 2570 is also available at the same price, simply means this is only going to appeal to Petrucci nuts.
Been desperate for a JPM for some time but the pics are a bit too poor for my liking.
which is exactly why it's not getting any attention at £600, but if you're desperate, why not take the chance? It may clean up nicely.