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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2006, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Confussed about JEMs on Auction sites.

afternoon all,
Last week i had the chance to play a JEM7V guitar and i loved it. The owner told me that there might be a chance of picking 1 up cheaper off the net. After looking around i found that there was a lot of guitars being sold out of China. After further descussion with the owner of the JEM that i played i learnt that there is 2 different Models. 1 with the full vine from Fret 1 onwards (The Japanise version) and another one with the vine starting on fret 3 and ending @ fret 12 (Chinese version).
I was then looking at different pictures of these guitars. I found a couple off the internet that look like this on the back.

Above: Picture found on the internet that looks 2 me like the real thing.
Below: Pictures from Auction sites that don't look right. The diffences in the guitars is outlined with red.
The dials are a gold color, not white.

There dosen't seem to be the slots in the back cover plate where you can see the springs. Dose this mean it has a cheaper tremolo system that dosent have the same features? Yet it appears to have a serial number on the back of the headstock.

Other than those two diffences would these guitars be JEM7Vs or fakes, or just an older model/different model all together?
It would be handly to know what others have 2 say/think about this subject.
Are these guitars worth spending $300+ (AUD) or should i just wait around for a decent one? Has anyone got one of these guitars and if so how does it fair up?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2006, 02:21 AM
 
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Re: Confussed about JEMs on Auction sites.

Anything coming from China is one of two things: 1) a counterfeit or 2) a Jem 333 a legit, low-cost Ibanez produced to combat the counterfeits.

There's been much discussion lately on the counterfeits, use the search function. You'll find plenty of pics. Generally, when you look at one of the fakes, you can tell because some things are just off, i.e. routing sucks, wrong knobs, etc.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2006, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Confussed about JEMs on Auction sites.

Thanks i managed to find some theards using "counterfeit" as the search term.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2006, 02:30 PM
 
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Re: Confussed about JEMs on Auction sites.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/fakes.htm

they are crap guitars and theres a lot more wrong with them than just what you noticed. And yeah, the tremolo is totally different
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2006, 03:44 AM
 
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Re: Confussed about JEMs on Auction sites.

Either way DON'T support these clowns by buying their fake crap.
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