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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help ID JEM, possibly fake

Whoa! Have you ever seen something like this done to a JEM?

A rather cruel punishment, especially the Cobain Sticker - I bet someone really hated this guitar, disfiguring it in such a bad way..

Well, to the point, this "thing" is in on evilBay Germany right now, item number 230018225396, and the seller pretends to know nothing about it. the auction title is "old guitar", and there is no item description whatsoever. I have got a strong suspicion that it's a fake and the seller just pretends to be stupid.

Aparently the pyramid inlays have been painted with magic marker - gross.

What do all ya experts think?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 11:22 AM
 
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No monkey grip = not a Jem

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Yeah, I noticed that too, no monkeygrip. If it were a 777LNG, i'd say that looks terrible and shame on the person who did it, but it clearly isn't a Jem.
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Look again.
The person who despises Steve Vai so much was clever enough to cover it up. BTW, thinking about it that way, I guess anyone who ever seriously tried playing some Vai stuff and failed could end up taking his revenge this way :-)


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The bumper sticker is covering the grip, there are more photos of the back on the auction descrip. Don't know on this one.....body looks real, the magic marker on the neck is totally screwed, maybe the guy just marked over the real inlays. I think on the real LNG's the body itself was signed, not the trem cover as shown on this guitar.
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Oh man, I cannot believe the person did that. I had a funny feeling that it could've possibly have been a 777LNG. That looks terrible, how he took a black magic marker to the inlays, pickups, etc.

You could somehow rescue it though. I'd take something to the magic marker and clean it up a bit, that's if you're planning on acquiring it.
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Well yeah, if it is real I am planning to acqire it. I don't think it should be too hard to clean off the "dirt" and the sticker. The question still is, is it real, though. I asked for the S/N, but I guess even that could easily be faked. Tough.

Bu knowing the great bay, I sure there are tons of whackos out there who bid like $2000 for it without knowing anythink about its origin, so I guess I'll be outbid even if I try.
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I just looked at the pictures on the auction, it looks real to me. I would acquire it and clean it up definately. It has 9 bids on it right now though. If you get it, nice score. It isn't all that hard to get magic marker off.
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It looks as if the first numbers are 88 and the back plate says #678
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Look again.
The person who despises Steve Vai so much was clever enough to cover it up. BTW, thinking about it that way, I guess anyone who ever seriously tried playing some Vai stuff and failed could end up taking his revenge this way :-)


More pix at http://cgi.xbay.de/ws/xBayISAPI.dll?...m=230018225396
(replace x by e here --^ -- and -- ^)
My god! who the hell would do that?? I at least figured you'd be able to see the impression of the grip in the sticker. Well.....now after seeing the back shot. Looks to be the real McCoy. You can see the Jem back plate as well.

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this has to go in the STICKY fake or auction threads only... glen

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