Firstly, this is NOT one of the Korean/Indonesian made Jem 555s, this is a Japanese Prestige guitar that was very short lived. It's sort of a cheaper version of the original maple boarded Jems, with the basswood body, original Edge, Jem carve neck, and again Japanese prestige level construction. Differences are the lack of the scallop on the last 4 frets, little dot inlays, and Ibanez pickups. I can (through enormous personal sacrifice) live without the top 4 frets being scalloped, and I was going to put Gravity Storms in it if I didn't throw Barts in it anyway. Also light as a feather at 6.5 pounds on my bathroom scale.
So for me, my absolute favorite neck carve ever with a maple board on the cheap. I will definitely be looking to get another of these, and maybe swirl it or something else goofy. I have nothing neon pink at the moment, so there's that option as well.
I'm working from home today so busy at the moment, but a pic to get it started (more and better pics shortly):
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