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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Despagni Jem

Hey,
ive had this Despagni JEM lying around for about 2 years now. Dont really know much about it bought it off **** because i had never seen one for sale in the UK before. I wouldve put a better picture than this up but i left it at my parents house and havent moved it here yet.

Its seen better days and i have been meaning to fix some bits on it but just havent got round to it. might sell it off again if i can get some money for it

Sorry for the black and white photo ( The guitar is metallic Purple)

anyone shed any light on the history of this?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 08:37 PM
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Re: Despagni Jem

wow isnt that a old school guitar

when what looks like metal pup rings were in and tone was outwats the spec on it
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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Re: Despagni Jem

Something's off... I'd think a Despangi would have 24 frets, no? It could be a prototype or earlier design that Steve rejected
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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Something's off... I'd think a Despangi would have 24 frets, no? It could be a prototype or earlier design that Steve rejected
Most Despagni guitars were simply Frankenstein'd creations.
Grab whatever was around, and start chopping at the body and headstock....
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 09:19 PM
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JD used a lot of Performance parts, that's definitely the Preformance hockey stick neck.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Despagni Jem

not overly sure about the spec of it, the picups are Dimarzios as far as i know. it was owned by a collector before and has been in a magazine as part of his collection before and this was a protoype design ( this is what the seller said so im not overly sure how genuine it is so im a bit wary of that)

ill try get more pictures of it this weekend
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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Go to myspace -> Joe Despagni -> You're on his site.
Throw him a message. Who knows, maybe he'll contact You back. I mailed him about a Despagni Jem, that I found. I haven't heard of him yet (2 days since I mailed him).

I just think I blew the possibility to buy it, though:
- I've learned, that in most cases the sooner the seller receives the $$$, the more likely he/she is to sell it to You, eventhough You're on the other side of The Pond. I suggested, that I could pay it even via Western Union. Seller assumed I was a scammer and "disappeared from the scene"... Sad...
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Re: Despagni Jem

Can someone e-mail me the pic. I cant see pics here @ work. Would greatly appreciate it

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gimme a sec and ill email you the pic
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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Its not very attractive. Looks like a broken-down old axe with a flat tire!
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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Hey Mole...........
Thanks for the pics!!!
Its unique..............thats for sure.
Definitley looks like a Despagni
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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Awesome! That's a very special guitar you have there.

grüße (:

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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I love how the stand is completely useless
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+1 LOL! Didn't realize that.

grüße (:
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-23-2008, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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haha yeah unfortuneatly it now sits in a case in my parents spare room with the rest of my gear. except for my RG2550 and my Babicz spider acoustic. im thinking of selling it all off to fund a Korg Karma.

think this guitar is worth anything, or just a nostalia piece?
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