1 billkoss 5 months ago all japanese jets before 2015 had a steep neck angle, bridges on wood bases that were about 7/8" total height, and pickups that sat very high above the body, and they used a bigsby without a tension bar (B6)since 2016, the vintage series jets still have the steep neck angles, bridges on wood bases 7/8" high, the pickups sit high, and Bigsbys without a tension bar are used (B6).all electromatic jets have always had a flatter neck angle, bridges on studs that are 3/4" high, pickups that sit low, and a Bigsby with a tension bar.the players edition has the flatter neck angle, bridges on studs that are 3/4" high, pickups that sit low and a Bigsby with a tension bar (B7).now for players edition jets, do we believe that Tereda re-tooled their production line to make faithful copies of korean electromatics? no. if you have a jet with the neck angle such that your bridge sits on studs (because a real gretsch bridge on a wood base would be too tall), and you have a Bigsby that needs to use a tension bar to keep the strings low, then you have an electromatic. at least electromatic design.was your players edition made at Tereda or in Korea? i don't know for sure. i imagine it was at least partially assembled and possibly finished at the Tereda factory (thus the JT serial number). but i think its way more likely the the neck/body blanks came to them from korea. either that or Tereda went to a lot of trouble to make imitation electrodatics. why would japan "upgrade" to korean design?