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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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2000 or 2002 Jem 7v?

Hello,
Looking to purchase one of the 2 7V's, both are in equally great condition. Both about the same price, give or take a bit for shipping.
So which one to get?
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Re: 2000 or 2002 Jem 7v?

i'd take the newer one if condition & price are the same (verifying the 2002 has LoPro not EdgePro which came in 2003).
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I forgot to mention the 2000 has billy Sheehan and vais signature.
So why the newer, just cuz it's newer?
It does have the prestige neck
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And the 2000 has its original case which the 2002 doesn't
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signatures where on the guitar?
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Location matters?
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Re: 2000 or 2002 Jem 7v?

some people dislike sigs, especially on the front.
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Ya, they are both on the front, to the left of the trem.
And the 02 has the lopro
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Re: 2000 or 2002 Jem 7v?

it's your choice... do you want cherry or watermelon ices.
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Ya I hear ya. I think I'm going 2000. It has the original case, and I like the signatures.
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Re: 2000 or 2002 Jem 7v?

Just to back up what @jemsite is saying, for me a signature on the front (honestly anywhere) would keep me from buying a guitar and has in the past. It's a personal preference, some people love them, some hate them.
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I actually decided to get the 2002 without the autograph. Now im looking for a uv1000 case to match up to it.
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I actually decided to get the 2002 without the autograph. Now im looking for a uv1000 case to match up to it.
Blue, no yellow.....aaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!
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Blue, no yellow.....aaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!

lol ...Totally how it went down, last minute decision.

The 2000 hardware looked like it was just starting to flake a little, it was tuff to tell in the pics, but the trem didn't look quite as smooth and shiny as the 02. the 02 looks totally mint, not a scratch or anything to be seen. The 2000 was definitely in excellent condition. neither had any serious or even minor issues, i was probably being picky about the 00 trem. I did also consider the signatures, not desirable is the general consensus.

The 02 lacked the case, but im sure i can find one.

Cant wait to start playing.
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Re: 2000 or 2002 Jem 7v?

When I was selecting my JEM7VWH I specifically went after a 2002 and hunter one out in the best condition at my favourite dealer. It took a while but it all came together perfectly.

In my opinion 2002 is the best year for that guitar, in general the build quality is considered very high increasing with time at that stage and it was the last year for the original specs on the guitar.
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