#1
...I have a choice of the following...

Ibanez JEM 555 £395
PRS Soapbar Custom 22 £400
Fender Esquire £350
Fender Jap Strat Contemporary £495

Anyone got any thoughts on any of these guitars, my favourite was the JEM 555 but it has a locking nut, and it confused me. but the neck was so nice.
#2
dont get the jem 555 its a peice of **** get the real jem or dont bother, get a similar priced rg instead it will be so much better
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#4
If you love the neck, get the jem, figure everything else out later if you love it

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#5
The jem is a pile of crap - get the Jap strat.
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#7
dont get the prs soapbar, get the regular SE custom, the soapbar looks ****e!
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#8
So we've ruled out the JEM 555.

It is a real Esquire, it's just an old one, so it's quite cheap.
#9
Jap strat
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So we've ruled out the JEM 555.

It is a real Esquire, it's just an old one, so it's quite cheap.


It can't be an esquire. It would definitely not be cheap cause it's old. You know how much a real one of those is worth?
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It can't be an esquire. It would definitely not be cheap cause it's old. You know how much a real one of those is worth?

It is a Fender 50's Esquire, mim, 2005.
#12
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It is a Fender 50's Esquire, mim, 2005.


oh, well that's not a real one that's a custom shop
#13
Still plays awesome.

Thing is, I'd probably have to sell it in a couple of years, so it has to keep it's value, which a signature wouldn't so that rules the JEM 555. The PRS probably would keep it's value well, but it didn't play very well. The Jap Strat would be awesome, it played like a dream, and it may keep it's value. The Esquire won't, almost definately not. So it will have to be the Jap Strat.
#14
you just answered you own question then
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#15
Yeah, I mean...the JEM was awesome. The looks baffled me slightly, and I didn't like the Steve Vai inlay on the 24th fret. It's all good now though, I've phone Chandler Guitars and put the Jap Strat on hold for me, it was awesome.
#17
I was going to recommend the prs, but you said it played porrly what about it didn't play well? sharp frets? Sticky or thick neck? High action?