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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-07-2001, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem77FP plastic inlays - Were they ever paper?

For a long time, I thought that the green inlays in the Jem77FP and Jem7VBK were paper. *But the Jemsite says that they're plastic. *Were they ever paper?
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the pyramids are colored paper under clear plastic. the colored vines would likely be done the same way... glen
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Thanks Glen, I was beginning to think that I had read it on Ed Roman's site. - Andy
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Somebody else might want to check or compare this but I could swear the inlays on the BFP neck I sold to Simon had plastic blue insert's down under the clear fill.......

I never saw the same *used on any of the green vine's though.........
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It sucks buying a high end guitar like a Jem (not counting the 7VWH) and having paper and plastic inlays.
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It sucks buying a high end guitar like a Jem (not counting the 7VWH) and having paper and plastic inlays.
Why does this suck? Does it make the guitar any less playable or asthetically displeasing to the eye? ...glen
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no but I was shelling out $1,600 on a Jem or UV (witch I will be soon ) then I'd at least want something other than plastic....I know abalone is too exspensive....but they can at least try to make the plastic look more like abalone or something. It's always the little differences that set apart people and places and things from others.
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Where is one suppose to find Abalone or any other natural material for that matter in the colours of the neon variety?

I don't think that it sucks at all, I love my jem77fp just the way it is! Killer Axe! Heck even the JPMs were made with paper under the clearcoats!

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Why does this suck? Does it make the guitar any less playable or asthetically displeasing to the eye? ...glen
Not at all, Glen, I just think it would make a great guitar even better and more worthy.
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Paper or plastic, sir? No thanks, I'd like to take my groceries home in an abalone bag please with mother of pearl handles. Seriously, the wacky color schemes of Vai's earlier guitars were only going to be available in a plastic or paper with an overlay. If we want to pick on "bang for the buck" I would rather focus on the amount of clear filler that they end up using. The inlays could be a lot cleaner, and I don't like that the clear filler is so deep. A shallower inlay with less of a clear swimming pool on top of it would look better to me. But colored plastic or paper is really the only good way to get the neons he wanted. The issue of using a solid color plastic inlay rather than a clear covered one is possibly related to the fact that when sanding the fretboard at the factory, the plastic dust can get smashed into the fretboard. If it's maple, you'll see it. But plastic doesn't suck. Sucking would be if the inlays were done poorly so they broke loose and fell out of the fretboard, or if they were off center of the neck. You know, things like that. The materials chosen are just that, materials chosen for the job at hand.
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