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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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88 JEM 77FP OR NEW 7VWH???

Hey guys. Ever since I was a kid I wanted a Jem. I watched them hanging from my local music shop wall from the first 77FPS to the Blowtorched ones of the late 90's.
Now I am thinking of taking the plunge and forking out a fair chunk of dough on either a 77FP from Fleabay or a new 7VWH.
Both are about the same in value (approx £1200/$1900).
As I am a child of the late 80's/90's and the FP was my dream guitar should I let nostalga win over what may be a better guitar in the 7V??

PS I have been playing for about 20 years but play a 52 Telecaster and a 335 so moving to a 'Rock' guitar like this is going to be somewhat of a culture shock I know...
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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FP would get my vote.
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FP without a doubt.
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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FP now. If you still want a 7VWH in a few years' time, there will be loads of them available second hand.
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I say FP too
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Re: 88 JEM 77FP OR NEW 7VWH???

FP too. Having owned both I love the larger frets of the FP as well as the square heel.
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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FP now. If you still want a 7VWH in a few years' time, there will be loads of them available second hand.
This is exactly what I thought when I read your dilemma. The FP is a unique guitar.
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Re: 88 JEM 77FP OR NEW 7VWH???

When I first came to the US in 2004, that was my exact dilemma ! I had saved money to finally buy a JEM and hesitated for months between a new vwh and a new FP 15th. I figured that the vwh would still be in production for years, maybe eons to come, but the FP might be gone forever. So I triggered for the FP 15th and have never regretted it. I'm positive, one day I'll get a vwh too, but as for now I am still sure there'll be plenty around in the future. So I'd say if the FP you're looking at is in good condition get it. Obvisously if it's a beater, I'd give it a second thought. vwh's will be there for quite some more time I guess.

BTW, thanks again Rich for this 15th, I still remember bugging you sending me more pics shots of all the 15ths you had in stock at that time to make the right choice based on the different patterns, and you were very helpful and kind (not to speak about the übercool setup). Guitar still plays as new, and still has this "Rich" feel to it (my girlfriend's FP she bought from you sometimes later too thanks again !
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Re: 88 JEM 77FP OR NEW 7VWH???

Yep FP for the win, there are so many white Jems around the planet, you will never have an issue finding one of those..

In my experience, whenever I have had an idea in my head about what gear I want, you never divert from that fantasy, because you will be dissapointed with your purchase, if you go the other way.

Buy what you truely want and you cant go wrong..

Good luck
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FP !! The VWH is easy to find....
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i dont think of own a white jem.....every body think its fake too
the flower is fantastic!its not even a choice for me...
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fp for sure
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Re: 88 JEM 77FP OR NEW 7VWH???

When i got my first jem in 1993 it was an FP, i thought i was the mutts nuts, then they bought out the 7vwh and i would have swapped my fp with pleasure. fast forward to 2009 i own a 7vwh and would swap it for an fp any day! get an fp. good luck with your purchase.
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Re: 88 JEM 77FP OR NEW 7VWH???

don't like much maple fretboards, but the fp would be my choice ! no doubt !
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post #15 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 04:57 PM
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Re: 88 JEM 77FP OR NEW 7VWH???

this is a difficult one,well it would be for me.for looks id pick the fp over a 7vwh anyday,but for tone i pick the 7vwh.so what do ya do lol.
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