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I owned a js24p, the first iteration of the new 2400 indonesian Js models. Back then they still used the rosewood and bubinga in the neck...The difference in the overall fit and finish is in the neck. For the life of me I couldn't get the damn action low. Low for me is 1.5mm. I put a straight edge on the neck and the frets were not perfectly level. And the 15th fret slot was not correctly cut. Even perfectly intonated the tuning was sharp. I had the frets leveled and recrowned by a friend of mine and it was much better after that. Once the frets wore I had him refret it and it was excellent. The barrel jack died in 4 months, which isn't a deal breaker... The pots felt really loose and cheap. Almost no resistance while turning, I eventually replaced them with bourns pots. They were really loud when using the push pull function too. The tuners are cheap but since you have a locking nut that isn't really important. I did wind up selling it in the last quarter of last year for a HSH 540r.

The tough part is finding a place that actually has one so you can pick it up and play it. No where near me had one so I had to order it at the local shop. It was my first Js/radius style guitar and I fell in love with the sexy look and feel of the body so I couldn't turn it away lol. If you can order one without being obligated to keep the one that comes in (incase you aren't pleased) then I would say go for it. I have an indonesian epiphone les paul that is just fantastic... quality depends on the guys that are actually building the guitar... I hope this helps your decision some.
 

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Yeah the trem at least is an edge on the Js premium guitars. Otherwise I wouldn't have took the chance.
 
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