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post #31 of 73 (permalink) Old 07-31-2003, 08:19 AM
 
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It was the lions claw, the paint had not adhered to the side walls well, it was anything but a smooth gloss
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post #32 of 73 (permalink) Old 07-31-2003, 10:44 AM
 
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Well, perhaps Id take my JEM10th on my back, renta a boat and row over to UK and sell off My little (Bumblebee), with a nice profit ....

(Wonder, how much theyll pay for a player in good condition)

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post #33 of 73 (permalink) Old 07-31-2003, 11:54 AM
 
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Anywhere from 1400 to 2250 dependent on condition....
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post #34 of 73 (permalink) Old 07-31-2003, 12:34 PM
 
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nah, i don't think they're worth the price, but I bet they're good guitars.

I don't feel the need to Vai to have his name on my guitar, but hey, to each his/her own, right? I'm very happy with my no-frills RG's, so I'm still with those. I must admit I REALLY want a GMC though, but that's just cos I think the green swirl looks really cool.
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[quote="spacenuke"]

...I don't feel the need to Vai to have his name on my guitar... [quote]

That's one of the attractions of the Jem (for me) as opposed to other signature models... it says "Jem" on the headstock, as opposed to "SV Series"

Sure it's a Vai signature, but it has it's own name : )
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...I don't feel the need to Vai to have his name on my guitar...
That's one of the attractions of the Jem (for me) as opposed to other signature models... it says "Jem" on the headstock, as opposed to "SV Series"

Sure it's a Vai signature, but it has it's own name : )

you're taking my words at face value, huh? but yeah, i see where you're coming from, and I'm sure you knew what I was meant.
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haha, yeah, I know what you meant : )
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post #38 of 73 (permalink) Old 08-01-2003, 01:57 PM
 
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I am in the UK, the Jem prices here are OUTRAGEOUS compared to US by the way.......Jem 7VWH retails for about 1899 (what's that, about $2500?)
In Sweden it's 3500$ for a new JEM
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I am in the UK, the Jem prices here are OUTRAGEOUS compared to US by the way.......Jem 7VWH retails for about 1899 (what's that, about $2500?)
In Sweden it's 3500$ for a new JEM
US$3500? you could buy yourself a plane ticket for a vacation to the US, and pick up a Jem while you're here and still save money.
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post #40 of 73 (permalink) Old 08-02-2003, 05:19 AM
 
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Ah, but it retails for that, actual street price more like 1450...
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post #41 of 73 (permalink) Old 09-06-2003, 04:50 AM
 
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Just thought I'd post to this (slightly) old topic because I used to agree with the poster. Its a UK thing. The majority of UK retailers sell a Jem 7WH for 1899. Thats $3057 US. Which is nuts. I've seen just one retailer willing to sell them for 1499 ($2400) which is starting to verge on acceptable.

The price you guys get them for in the states though, thats far more acceptable... 1117 ($1799), and even cheaper through Rich. That makes the guitar much better value for money. Hence my immenent order for a VWH off of Rich.

Years ago I had an SK. The thing about the older models with the maple boards and wild pinks, yellows, and greens, is that whilst they may be quality, they look cheap and plasticy. I know they aren't, but they have a plasticy look to them thanks to the almost toylike colours. Picking up a used on with a dirty neck, in SK or DY, and your perception is going to be that its cheap. Which is a shame. I'm sure that if the poster tried a VWH priced at 1300 he'd be thinking, wow, VFM.
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post #42 of 73 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 07:47 AM
 
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Folks - Great stuff.....no flaming! ;-)
I am in the UK, the Jem prices here are OUTRAGEOUS compared to US by the way.......Jem 7VWH retails for about 1899 (what's that, about $2500?)
Actually, and I dont mean to be pedantic here, but 1,899 UK pounds as actually $3,086 USD.

Britain is a bend over and take it society, and its cos we keep taking it that they keep bending us over....

Bahhh!!!!!!
It could be worse. her a VWH lists 3250 Euros, which in US $ is... 3700???
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post #43 of 73 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 09:23 AM
 
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now that I have one, its worth every penny of the 1400 I paid Rich for it including shipping etc. fantastic guitar. and the build quality and feel is miles ahead of the old SK I once had.

as for it being a signature guitar. so was the Les Paul I used to have, the Axis I sold for the JEM, and the Wolfie I had before that. at the end of the day I don't care who plays them. more to the point, only guitarists know who Vai is. to my mates the JEM does not make them think of Vai, they dont think it looks odd when I start playing Van Halen on it or some Metallica. What they do think is that I need a pair of sparkly white spandex trousers to complete the rock pose.

its an excellent guitar and compliments my PRS very well. thats all there is to it. dont write it off because its steve's guitar. i've played and owned many, and this definately is the best of the Rrrrock oriented models I've owned.
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now that I have one, its worth every penny of the 1400 I paid Rich for it.
yep!! And with a IBANEZ RULES setup you have a feature that makes me , (cause i haven't)
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post #45 of 73 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 06:47 PM
 
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i think its mostly personal prefrence. i got my first rg570 around 88-89 and have had no problems at all with the guitar, i owned a jem77fp that i traded a 540sltd for, they had just come out and i wanted one but i didn't like the way it played and the guy i played with in a band had the jem77fp that he didn't like so i traded. i kept the guitar maybe 7-8 months and sold it to a good friend for $400 because i just wasn't playing it. i have (3)rg570s and (2)rg560s all older models and i've never played a guitar that i felt as comfortable with. i've played other jems at the music stores but never really liked them. now days you can buy one of those rg560/570s for $250 on ebay and i would choose them over a jem anyday because that just my personal prefrence. i've just purchased the rg770fm from bduersch and am looking for a rg3120tw just because all of the beautiful guitars ibanez has been making but i'm sure when it comes down to it that my old rg570 will always be my favorite so not just the feel and play of a guitar but also the look can make a big difference in wheather you feel the price is worth it.
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