if you're right ...
have to wait a little longer.
but I still have the big question. neck thru design, to bend over time?
is a good method of construction?
having the "wings" on basswood q will not make the sound "less quality?
the truth is my first neck thru guitar. I've always had guitars screwed.
So the truth is that the neck in one piece "not as the wizard II and III are 3 and 5 pieces" I worry
since you've had several thru neck, you could tell me how good are they?
I like both bolt-ons and neck-throughs, both have a different feel and sound, however the neck-thru construction is more solid and adds to the quality, and arguably sustains better too. Also it's easier and more comfortable to reach those higher notes when soloing.
IMO and from what I've heard, bolt on necks have more tendency to bend with time than neck-throughs. So if you take good care of your guitars, they should last you a life time.
Generally this feature was mostly found on the high-end guitars, so it's great to see it these days available on mid-range to budget guitars as well.
As for the basswood wings on maple neck being a lesser quality, perhaps, but it differs from brand to brand, basswood is a softer wood, so it could ding easily if you aren't careful enough. Sound wise, I think they sound good, unless they utilize low end woods!!!
However, import Jacksons in general have been very well constructed over the years and sound great in most cases, so I won't worry much about it.