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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2001, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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does year matter? - what's the difference?

I'm planning on buying JEM7DBK and I'm doing a lot of research on the prices. I find that the '99 guitars, in mint condition and all, are sold for $200-$300 less than the new ones (2001).

Is there a difference?
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If used ones cost as much as new ones, nobody would ever sell one used. They're previously owned, the condition grading is always a ?, and they don't come with warranty.
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keep in mind the price rose $100 also since they were first introduced... glen
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Oh, ok. But say I walk into a store and have a choice between 2 new DBKs, one made in 2001 and the other in 1999, both new and at same price. Would there be any advantages to buying the newer one?

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assuming similar condition, i'd buy the newer one... glen
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Just out of curiosity I ordered and bought a 7d back in 99 when it was first being sold and a friend has recently bought either a newer 2000/2001 model yet I have noticed a few very clear differences between the two.

1. My older Model has smoother and finer finish on the neck.

2. The paint affect on mine in very random compared to the more intensive smaller bumps on the newer model.

3. The rosewood on mine is a darker brown (not due to dirt...)

Is this sheer coincidence or has the guitar manufacturing process since altered?
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Jem 10, mine is a 99 model and has the same configurations as your. Darker fretboard and random pattern
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i don't believe the process has changed, except some minor quality control issues that ibanez has been continuallly striving to improve. Any year would be fine, but if i didn't know either owner, i'd take the later one since it leave less time for that person to screw up the axe :-)

all woods are randomly selected, etc so rosewood will vary considerably... glen
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so then...are the photos of the 7dbk on the jemsite of the 99 or 2001 version?
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