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post #1 of 334 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 777 to be re-released for '30 Year Anniversary'

According to a guy who attended the Glasgow Evo show this year, Steve told him that the Jem 777 in Loch Ness Green, Desert Sun Yellow and Shocking Pink is to be re-released to celebrate 30 years of the Jem.

Somebody might have posted this this, but I certainly can't find it.

Anyway, might be news to some of you...
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post #2 of 334 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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Re: Jem 777 to be re-released for '30 Year Anniversary'

Great news.....I wonder if they are going to release a made in Japan only model or will they also sell a Indo version.
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Somebody on the FB page said it will be MIJ.
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Re: Jem 777 to be re-released for '30 Year Anniversary'

So I guess this will be about a $3,000 axe?
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Re: Jem 777 to be re-released for '30 Year Anniversary'

Guitar World has an article about Steve's guitars and the top guitar in the article is the JEM 777 SP - saying it's a reissue.
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Re: Jem 777 to be re-released for '30 Year Anniversary'

Finally.

But I'm guessing pricing will cause us all to groan and the actual prices end up being in the $4k range.

Wondering if this will be an exact replica with the square neck joint or it might have the modern AANJ.
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Re: Jem 777 to be re-released for '30 Year Anniversary'

That Rich hasn't shot it down pretty much confirms it

They should sell the 777s for $7,777 - just because they can - with the real fluorescent paint (DY, SK, LG) and handguard and sell as many as they get orders for thru 7/7/2017. Then add Indo LNGs into 2018 production for $2,777 minus the guard. Don't bother with cheap Indo DY/SKs those will be straight to clearance. That could maximize sales & profit... glen
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Bill Reim was excused from service which left me in the dim light. I'll only find out things JEM when they want my opinion [rarely] or guestimate on how many they should import [happens], but they'll never ask how they should distribute them, but however they do I have a plan to buy what I need ;o}

They'd be Sugi. I don't see them doing a Limited 30th without making it a statement. $7777 sounds about right.
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Re: Jem 777 to be re-released for '30 Year Anniversary'

Does 'excused from service' effectively mean fired? Like after all these years?
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Let's just say he was locked out of his office as they would anybody else with an office.

IMO it was a salary dump. After being President for all those years he was making a presidents check, and when they moved him sideways his job description became artist relations with a mix of marketing. They gave him 3 years after the move but if he was still making the same salary [and there was no reason to believe he wasn't] he probably could see it coming. His wife worked in the office beside him and quit in solidarity the same day.

Bill will land on his feet, he knows far too much about the industry and running a business from the big chair to not be a valuable hire to another company.
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That sucks, I don't know the guy, but he seemed to love the company and the guitars from everything I've read about him.
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Sry, I don`t believe that.
Over the years I heared too often stories like that and it was allways a insider, who told it to a friend.....

Maybe Im wrong, but I can`t imagine, that they make a new LG
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Re: Jem 777 to be re-released for '30 Year Anniversary'

I believe that Ibanez will honor the original trio of JEM guitars. I have not heard this from anyone. I think a smart move for them would be to release a single run of at least 3 or 4 models.
1. A very limited hand signed edition for the elite market. Colors TBD
2. A $3000- 4000 model that some people could afford. MIJ
3. An indonesian model without scallops and different heel like the seafood green
4. Possible, a Jr model for the masses who want the look.

It would be a marketing success. They are in the business of selling units. They need to update the JEM offerings. They are stale currently. This would be a great idea. My .02
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This is really cool...i hope it happens. Hopefully they won't have the same fading issues with the SK that caused them to discontinue them first time around. I'd like to think 30 years later this won't be an issue . I also wonder what effect (if any) it will have on the value of the originals.
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Anything pink is going to fade.

I hate reissues. To me reissues mean you don't have any good fresh ideas. I got a few minutes with the specialist a couple months ago and told him I was sure they had something in the works for the 30, but "this" would be the perfect thing to do. His reply was yes, they already have a plan ;o}
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