#1
Hey guys, besides the obvious differences(the monkey grip, body shape, etc) what are some differences and pro's and con's between these two guitars? I know the JEM is made of alder and the SZ is made is made of heavy mahogany and is neck thru. I'm looking for a good comparison between the necks.
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#2
the sz doesnt have a floaty bridge. i think it has stickey neck finish and uses different pickups. the jem uses good pups and a shaven neck thats a bolty and has a fr type thing.
#3
Quote by JoelTheShredder
the sz doesnt have a floaty bridge. i think it has stickey neck finish and uses different pickups. the jem uses good pups and a shaven neck thats a bolty and has a fr type thing.

uh...quit talking.

S series guitars have 22 frets (now there's and exception, but only 1) The jem has a thin tung(I think...either way its fast) neck, 20-24 is scalloped, has nice pickups, and a floating trem, and as you mentioned the monkey grip.

The S on the other hand is a fixed bridge without the good pickups. You just have to make the decision on if you want a floating trem or not.
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#4
SZ is fixed bridge, mahogany guitar which would be great for rhythm and even some lead playing.

However, the JEM is designed as a lead player's guitar with a flatter, thinner neck and the Edge/Edge Pro bridge. The body will probably be a bit lighter and the tone a bit brighter as well.
#5
what's the difference between a floating and a normal trem?
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#6
Standard trem would be like a fender, where you don't have the locking nut, generally used for subtle whammy effects.

A floyd rose style/floating/double locking tremolo has a locking nut and fine tuners which are used to keep the guitar in tune. You can abuse the whammy bar much more as long as its a good quality tremolo system ie: Ibanez Edge pro, lo pro, original edge, ZR, original floyd rose, Schaller, Gotoh, or Kahler.