PIA and JS will come again at some point, I keep pushing them on it, someday they'll relent.
I've talked with Joe about this. There is a disconnect between the artists and Japan. Japan has trained everybody that it's up to the artist to ask, the artist thinks it's up to Japan [and in all honesty the artist is more right]. The artist doesn't care if they make a lefty anytime they want, they've already approved the specs on the guitar for it to be built in righty so as far as they're concerned they can built in in lefty also, but Japan is only going to make lefties when they feel demand is high enough to sell them. And to be perfectly honest, they rarely even think about it. The only lefty run they've ever made I didn't have to badger them for years over were the JEM30's, they just did them, but they screwed up and didn't do a JS at the same time. They've always done both together.I regret selling my JS2400. I was damaged by my son. I need that damn mirror one. JS3? Dream, but NTB. SS frets. Too pretty to play!
All the CNC programs would have to be written for the PIA so I don't expect them to just jump on it, they already have them for the JS in 22 and 24 fret. Hardware is already available in either hand. The nuts require a new molds for every type nut, the trems are already molded with the bolstering on both sides and are finish machined to which side the arm holder goes on, which is the only difference on most trems. For the AZ's the trem had to be cut and pressed specifically as an L, as do all L bars have to be bent backwards.Thanks for that wealth of information Rich. You probably saved yourself 100 emails and for those I appreciate your answers too. I don’t claim to understand the market. A lot of lefties just go to a custom shop. Before Covid you couldn’t do a Google search without stumbling over two or three custom Jackson lefties. They are gone gone. In terms of profitability, it’s somewhat of a hassle to reverse all the dies and blanks or whatever. And I am willing to pay extra!
Somebody with a lefty 30th would have to answer. I reviewed my pictures and as usual never shot any of the tool compartment. I know I can't order one.Have you seen the lefty UTA bars? I’m 90% sure I’ve seen them before.
Did not know that, good info.As a machinist, the CNC program would be easy to mirror. Would need mirrored fixturing to hold the parts which most likely would just be relocating some dowel holes.