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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: 89 JEM777 SK!!!

Here's my new-old SK, courtesy of Ant who sold it to me back in July. She's in fine condition and plays killer. (BTW I don't know if the pics will show up in the thread, so I put a bunch into the SK section of the gallery...)

Max Cottam in the UK polished her up and replaced a few parts for me - a clean 80s cosmo Edge to replace the corroded one, new scratch plate & switch tip. Everything else is as was.

The body colour is solid and bright, but it seems to come out a different colour of pink in each lighting situation. With a flash indoors it seems "grape pink", in sunlight more barbie pink... And to the eye, it's neither of those colors!!!

It's faded for sure, but evenly across the guitar -- I've just never seen a full on mint SK. Surely Rich would know what the real deal ought to be. Anyone here got a verified unfaded one? Post pics for us SK fans

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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Here's my new-old SK, courtesy of Ant who sold it to me back in July. She's in fine condition and plays killer. (BTW I don't know if the pics will show up in the thread, so I put a bunch into the SK section of the gallery...)

Max Cottam in the UK polished her up and replaced a few parts for me - a clean 80s cosmo Edge to replace the corroded one, new scratch plate & switch tip. Everything else is as was.

The body colour is solid and bright, but it seems to come out a different colour of pink in each lighting situation. With a flash indoors it seems "grape pink", in sunlight more barbie pink... And to the eye, it's neither of those colors!!!

It's faded for sure, but evenly across the guitar -- I've just never seen a full on mint SK. Surely Rich would know what the real deal ought to be. Anyone here got a verified unfaded one? Post pics for us SK fans
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The fading dosen't look that bad. It was debated in here about a JEM777SK on the bay,that was mint. Check that out. Funny how things change,i think i never been that found of all the crazy 80ties colored jems, like i don't care much for a DY,VDY etc,but this jem has starting to grow on me, i was about to buy one like 30days ago, but it got picked up. Think i will have to get one soon or later, but first a 77fp and a 90th ham.
I am trying to remember if ANT had your jem in the classfields? must have?
Btw Congrats and happy NJD.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Re: NGD: 89 JEM777 SK!!!

Great score, looks to be in fine conditon. Ultra Cool Guitar!!!
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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Re: NGD: 89 JEM777 SK!!!

Nice!
There are not too many SKs in good shape, I'm glad you found one of them.
Have Fun Man!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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Re: NGD: 89 JEM777 SK!!!

May i ask what you did pay for it? If you don't wanna tell its cool. Just good to know what to pay for one in about the same condition. The one i was about to grab was way more beat,but wasen't that expensive(but probably to expensive anyway).
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Re: NGD: 89 JEM777 SK!!!

gorgeous! doesn't look bad faded like that, I'd a bought it and added it to my collection happily.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD: 89 JEM777 SK!!!

"May i ask what you did pay for it?"

Sure - I paid 1000 (through Jemsite classifieds). I spent another 450 on the replacement parts and the set-up/clean. All worth it!

There's a very decent SK on ebay Germany at the moment (from rvj guitars). He's asking too much IMO - €2200ish - but he takes offers.

They come up intermittently, not too difficult to find one in good condition if you keep your eye out here and on ebay.


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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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Ok. Seems like a ok price. Yes have seen meny of the guitars RVJ Guitars sells on the bay.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:29 PM
 
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awesome great score congrats..enjoy that baby.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Looks killer with that new trem, congrats man you did well by the SK gods lol
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Re: NGD: 89 JEM777 SK!!!

Magnificent! I have a RGXXV in pink. I bet it doesn't compare to the original SK though.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looks killer with that new trem, congrats man you did well by the SK gods lol
The SK gods

I've been hanging out with the guitar the last few days, and it's really a weird instrument. It honestly looks more like a toy than a sophisticated instrument. My children are not interested in my guitars yet, but this one is different. They call it the bubblegum guitar - whenever it's out, they're all over it. Then, of course, the Sk gods have to wince...
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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I can imagne that as the paint sure looks like bubblegum or candy...
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Re: NGD: 89 JEM777 SK!!!

I need one of these in my collection!

Congrats!
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 06:03 AM
 
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Re: NGD: 89 JEM777 SK!!!

I guess its about the same color as Patrick from Spoungebob Squarepants!
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