Re: Got my new Jem 77vbk,,,
Mine was made summer of '07, so it was in the box for a year, untouched until it was inspected and set up prior to being shipped. I, personally, wasn't picky about the year. I shopped around and found a jaw dropping price from a small dealer and couldn't resist. When it arrived, the fingerboard was more of a light brown color(really dry), but some lemon oil was all it took to make it nice and dark and rejuvenated. As far as comparing the breeds to the evolutions,,,,well, I only played the 77vbk through my little crate G60 so far. I'll plug into my SLO and give it a good, true run tomorrow. They are a little lower in output, but seem to sustain really nice and seem very toneful. As far as the 7vwh, I still love mine. I think the 77vbk may be a little bit nicer looking right now, but probably cuz it's the new guitar in the house. I got so many compliments on the 7vwh over the last two years, and I've never played live so well due to how a Jem plays in my hands. I really wanted another JEM. The only other guitar that has a neck nearly as comfortable as my Jems is my Jackson USA DK1, which is a close second favorite.