Oh my! I had totally forgotten about this thread!
Yeah, well.. Decided I wouldn't go with the JS
or the J-Custom, at least not by then.
Notice that the thread started 2005
This is what happened, long story short.
I think my GAS kinda settled after a while, but then like POOF, appeared a custom LGM on the sales side of this forum. Actually Stu's custom RG and I grabbed it, a real impulse.
I held that guitar for about 6 months, but I was never really satisfied with it. Mostly because it was a thin one piece really soft maple neck without any finish, it was very easily affected by the weather. One day the neck was perfect, the other day the action was like 5 mm differing. I tried alot of options to get it to work, but ended up seeing it as too much of a problem as it was my only guitar at the time and I was (Still am) attending a music school using my guitars almost every day so all the issues with it made me in the end go up half an hour earlier every morning to mess with the truss rod.
And then, POOF! Came a new offer, a Jem7RB -88, offered here in Sweden for only like 1200:-. It was kind of beaten up, I've posted pics of it in the "What's your favorite JEM/UV?" thread going on. I got that one by selling off the LGM way underpriced, but at least to a decent, caring guitarist.
Now, a couple of months ago I fixed my RG1570 that I've so brutally butchered right before buying the LGM, fitted a sustainer in it just because that one was by some reason lying around and I had to try it. Will find a camera to post pics of it someday. It's kinda cool, actually.
But now I'm up for the search again. For a J-Custom I think. Really liking the Deep Red finish, plus I've always wanted a red guitar. So maybe I'll go with one of those, more common J-Customs. Like Rich has one in for the moment.
Ah, we'll see. I don't know yet, I have to get a keyboard as well, as posted in another thread.