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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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A fake JEM or not?

Hi jemsite fellas. I'm after this guitar on the evil bay: http://cgi.****.com.au/Ibanez-JEM-Cu...d=p3286.c0.m14 (item number 300342272838 ) . It looks nice and authentic to me except that it doesn't have a serial number on the back of the head stock. Would this be a fake? Thanks for any suggestions!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 08:58 PM
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Re: A fake JEM or not?

No, it's not a real PMC. Just a copy that someone built, but he says he used Ibanez and Dimarzio parts. That's not a PMC neck for sure, the AANJ should have given it away, the pyramids are a slightly different color, that said, the neck does look nice though.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks GilkyBear!
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Re: A fake JEM or not?

I've seen nice Nate Perle swirls, but this isn't one of them.

That's a shame, because the rest looks great.
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Re: A fake JEM or not?

I for one think it looks pretty damn nice. I like the neck alot. Wonder who made it. The swirl isn't bad either.
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Re: A fake JEM or not?

its no ibanez...the neck and body are not factory ibanez but replacement parts.but the other parts are ibanez /dimarzio.it can be a very nice guitar thats for sure.but not a real JEM.
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Re: A fake JEM or not?

The neck looks really cool except for the fact that the builder used way too large a router bit and ended up with circles at all the points on the pyramids.
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Re: A fake JEM or not?

Thanks guys for the words. The seller's currently out of town. I'll demo the guitar when he comes back and let you all know how it plays. Despite the fact that it's not a real Jem, I still believe it plays beautifully.
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