I find the Jem guitars very good,with very deep melodic sound , but I suggest that you by a new guitar better than the old one.That way you won’t have any problems with "buzzing" frets or some other part of the guitar that has to be changed because it’s used too much.The RG’s are good guitars with the good sound.I have the Jem555WH,and for you probbably the best thing to do is to wait for a while to save some more money to by a new one,you can do it….everyone can.That’s my opinion.