I cant make up my mine between these two guitars:


Wizard II neck

Maple Neck Material

Mahogany Body

22/Jumbo frets

Rosewood Finger Board

ZR bridge

PSND1 (H) Neck PU


PSND2 (H) Bridge PU

Basswood body with maple top
Black metallic finish
Matching headstock with John's signature
Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
JP shield Inlays
24 medium-jumbo frets
Dual Stderling Hi-output humbuckers
Master volume and tone controls
Petrucci dome-style knobs
3-way metal pickup switch
Sterling Modern Tremolo bridge
Locking tuners

Genre of music:
Melodic Metal, Thrash metal, punk rock, heavy rock, instrumental

Few concerns,

1. Will basswood be inferior to mahogany?
2. Which tremelo bridge is better?
3. Will the tuning in the jp60 be stable since there is no locking nut?

FYI: Prices wise, the JP costs about USD700(inclusive of a gig bag) whereas the s470 costs about USD1000 (without a bag)

Please do share your experiences as well if you have used either of the guitars.

Last edited by habba1 at Aug 5, 2011,