Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tyne & Wear, UK
Re: Does this JEM777DY look legit?
Looks like a bedroom player. Colour is still vibrant but it's had a couple of knocks. No buckle rash from what I see. Fairly common Neck Joint Finish Crack (NJFC) about 1.5 inches on bass side, cannot see the treble side. Selector tip replaced. Single coil *may* have been replaced (usually they're pink underneath, not black). Bridge humbucker very likely to have been replaced (see how the neck bucker has 2 holes on one side and 1 hole on the other on each bobbin, standard for the era but different on the bridge). Selector tip non-original. Strap pins look like mixed replacements. Fretboard needs a good clean. Back of neck / headstock may have been stained, but could just be the light.
Other than that, yes it looks legit and way over priced in my opinion.