Thanks for your 'imput'.
I have heard "aboat" often in Canada and in the northern states in America, and that's perfectly fine. Canada is a great country. I'm a fairly frequent visitor and I've done more than my share of driving along the 401. Have to make sure that I hit a Tim Horton's wherever I find one.No we say "about" - "aboot" doesn't even make sense.
My Guitar is the EXACT SAME THING as Jem555 without awful "half vine" inlays, and it costed $400. I will add some Evo's later. That still will only cost about $600.I see you point Fender but I still wish I could try one out. I've done some research and found some places that had some reviews and a lot of them were positive. Besides, don't you think that if you took a reglar RG (not a Prestige) got someone to cut a handle into it, make the tremelo cavity deeper, add Dimarzio Evolution pickups, paint it white and change the inlay it would probably add up to about $1500?
But, It Costs $1500, so its a total rip off.the 555 is a great guitar if you pick a good one. I had one for years, and it was just as good as the Jem BSB I have now. I only got rid of it to fund my Universe, which I couldn't turn down, and I regret selling it really, although it was unavoidable at the time. On the other hand, a mate had a white 555 which was rubbish, so the quality is rather variable. If you find a good one then you've got a great guitar. The only bit I didn't like was the crap plastic block with 'Steve Vai' on it on the 24th fret.