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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Did my Jem not go through inspection?

Hey I own a 1991 one Ibanez Jem 777DY according to the serial number and freakishly bright yellow paint. I love it. I've owned it for about 5 years now and today I restrung it and set it up. I also took off the neck to check out the neck pocket to see if the finish cracks have gone through the wood, they didn't. But while the neck was off I noticed my neck and body were missing some stamps I see on most pictures on the internet. It has Jem 777 stamped on both neck and body but it is missing the red H stamp. Any idea what this means? Also my fretboard is super clean compared to a lot of the other ones I've seen. One person said there might be a think clear coat of paint on it. Did Ibanez do this? Or do you think a previous owner had it done? I've owned this thing for years and these questions never came up before. Any help you can give would be great.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 11:57 PM
 
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Re: Did my Jem not go through inspection?

Pictures or it didnt happen, forum rules
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Alright. I'll have to open it up again in the morning. Do you have any idea what the H means?
Here's a picture of the it all together that I happen to have on my computer for now. Its got this swirled pick guard on it and I installed a kill switch.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._7399966_n.jpg
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Interesting that it sports a Lo-Pro Edge...



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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 01:26 AM
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Interesting that it sports a Lo-Pro Edge...
Well it's a '91 DY and '91 was the year of the Lo-Pro
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yes sir. From my understanding it is the first year to boast the lovely Lo-Pro Edge
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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neck looks coated indeed, but still a beauty.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Here's the neck pocket
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...g?t=1288325419
The stamp looks a little faded cause of the flash, but its missing the red H. What does this mean?
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 12:17 AM
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Re: Did my Jem not go through inspection?

Unless they made HJEM's and nobody noticed, I would presume the H is already there.
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some 777DY and VDY neck stamps i've found:






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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 04:35 AM
 
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Re: Did my Jem not go through inspection?

my '89 dy shows a 777v stamp on the body
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 05:37 AM
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my '89 dy shows a 777v stamp on the body
My '88 VDY shows a 777 stamp on the body. The 'V' may be hiding under the shim, but it's a small shim and I'm not about to pull it apart any time soon.
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Unless they made HJEM's and nobody noticed, I would presume the H is already there.
Yeah the body has the H, but I wonder why it isn't red and my neck has no H of any sort.
Weird.
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