that is interesting , i actually know alot about these fakes, and i have one in my posetion, i think that photo may be a real one the reissue from few years back which i had the chance of buying and didnt wish i had,
i have many ibanez guitars and a keen eye for detail. i saw a floral one on **** about 2 years ago, he said it was and rg77 a buget reissue ibanez did a few years ago. (i knew he was lying) we spoke on the phone. the guy said he would swap it for a fender strat. ( i had a fender strat mexican, and do not miss it) i arranged for him to bring the chibanez to the music studio i was teaching in. i listened to him, unfortunatly for him im good at psychology. and i had my rg 560 with me. i listened to the storry that it was his dads and he had bought it from a shop down south of england about 25 years ago, (i cant do the maths but this was in 2008 and im not sure how long the fp came out) anyways he apparently paid 600 quid for it. he wanted 300 for it. i knew my fender was worth that and i only paid 80 for it as i worked in a pawn brokers for a while. so i told him i was keen to swap it which i was in the first place as i could see in the photos it was a fake. i pointed out to him the details and here they are people,
the trus rod cover is to smal and wron angles, the tuners feel cheap, the headstock is a little fat. the neck is a c shape rather than a u shape, and is made out of wood similar to the cheep dean guitars, the frets are quite small, the inlays are very cheap looking. the body is very thin and very light, the angles of the body are not quite right and the edges are more rounded and less defined. the monkey grip is not cut right at the back, the cavity plates and electrical plates are wrong shape and in wrong place. the sctatch plate is the wrong shape, and dont fit perfectly on the lower horn, the pickups are pale pink and do not have that dimarzio shape the pole pieces are flat and silver they should be black big and allen headed for paf pro, the bridge has a screw in arm and the trem posts are rubish and the brushings are loose fit so its possible for the trem to fly off. the bar height is huge. and the neck joint is a bad interpretation of aanj it should not be aany on any floral even the fp2.
the pots are positioned wrong.
i kept it as a project guitar and it has been a bitch to set up i dont like its a fake, and it no way copares to a real jem. however i do like its sound very soft beautifull sound for clean. it dont play like a jem.,
the one interesting thing were it does score high is this.
it does actualy have real cloth for the finish. mine is dinged and you can see the stitching, and it does look to be the same or very similar to the real patten, and ibanez say they cant locate any more of the material, but the chibanez people can (thats interesting) i wonder why!/
since fitting a lo pro to my jem555, i put the lo trs in this one and changed the nut, trying to make it better.
the funny thing is while it is rated at a minus 5 compared to a real jem, it is a million times better more usefull that a strat to me,
i dont play it much however, but its nice to look at, and definatly worth a 100 quid if just as a piece of fan art.
all the best guys dont get ripped off ask a seller to send a photo of the actual item with a piece of paper with your name written on it and a message that it is guarrantedd original,
ask for a serial and get us to check it.
beware of fake gibsons also.
i reckon that photo is a of a real one it looks nice, but the one you recive wont look the same.