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Original Neons 20 33.90%
Florals 18 30.51%
Swirls 16 27.12%
Anniversaries 0 0%
Other 5 8.47%
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

Which finishes/models best exemplify the Jem line?
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For me it's floral all the way, but I am willing to concede the fact that the neons are quite possibly more important, though at this point I think the white EVO looking one is probably the best known.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

FP, VWH.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

I've voted other. Although swirls and jems always walk hand in hand for me, the first jem I've ever seen was a vwh one and since then it has become the "standard" jem to me.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 04:37 PM
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

I don't think it falls into the broad "groups" in the poll. Personally, I think that there are a few individuals amongst those groups.

The LNG, the original swirls and the 10th anniversary seem to have the most "iconic" status. The VWH will have iconic status as soon as you can't get it any more.

Things like the 90th and 20th anniversary JEMs seem to be overlooked somewhat. The DNA seems to command big money but is rarely talked about by the "enthusiasts" I know, more the "investors".

I'm interested to see what 2012 brings seing as how that's 25 years on from the original 1987 LNG release.
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

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For me it's floral all the way, but I am willing to concede the fact that the neons are quite possibly more important, though at this point I think the white EVO looking one is probably the best known.
+1 on the floral - for me the FP will always be the original Jem and the most iconic ....I want an FP so bad....I keep checking Rich's site but I guess they don't come available very often and when they do they get snatched up quick...
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

I think the swirled jems are the most iconic and most original design ibanez have ever produced in the jem line-up.
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

first jem i've ever seen 7pbk in sevilla show.

Old grip, old neck joint disapearing pyramid inlays....
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

Florals.

Yup. Florals.

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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

Florals all the way.
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

neons
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

Just love the way my JEM 77BRMR looks on stage, not to mention it sounds & plays amazing
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

7VWH because it's the one we've all been staring at for over 10 years.

Same applies to the UV777BK.

Sick of them
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

The newest black one. It's awesome-looking and it has all the "Jem-ness" while looking almost like a classic at the same time.

I suspect I think that way because I love the JEM 10th so much and the 77vbk is the closest I might ever get.

I used to want a 7VWH but now I think it looks gaudy in person. EVO has character out the wazoo cuz she's been beat to hell, but a new one screams "ELVIS IN VEGAS" to me.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 06:20 AM
 
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Re: Which Jems have the most iconic "Jem" appeal?

I remember as a kid (17) in 89 being at Mr.Gigs music shop in G.R. and they had a special room where the "Good" guitars hung, with a sign that said: Please only ask to play if you are a serious buyer, well by looking at me you could tell, I could not afford to buy anything in there.
They had a the compleate line up of Jems from I believe that year, there hung a 777vbk, I have drooled over them ever sence.
I would have to say the orginal line up, does it for me.
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