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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help Identifying a Jem (Real or Fake)

Hey, i'm in the market for a Jem77BFP, and out of the couple on E Bay right now, there's one im particularly interested in. I really don't know how to tell a fake from a legit jem so i'm looking for a bit of help.

I know enough that these were only made from 1991-1994, so the fact that the guy is guessing its an 1988 is showing some ignorance to the instrument, but the serial starts with 91 so im guessing its a 1991 model...

Anyways, the item number is 380113940334, if anyone could loan a few minutes to it I would appreciate it.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 02:52 AM
 
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Re: Help Identifying a Jem (Real or Fake)

as far as the instrument itself, it looks legit; normal body shape, real lo-pro, logos etc.

i'm guessing the guy's just got the date wrong.
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Re: Help Identifying a Jem (Real or Fake)

Definitel real, he just doesn't know the date, anyway what is that shiny thingy at the lower side of the body.
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Re: Help Identifying a Jem (Real or Fake)

Alright cool thanks guys. Now to see if i can make it mine...
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 05:17 AM
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Re: Help Identifying a Jem (Real or Fake)

dont think ive ever seen a fake blue floral jem.yep that one looks ok
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 05:23 AM
 
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Re: Help Identifying a Jem (Real or Fake)

you can tell it's not a fake, too much filler in the inlays lol seriously tho, the headstock is peeling by the looks of it, if IF it comes off in 1 piece it's an easy repair, if not you'll just have to refin it black as the material rips

Good luck, and pull the trigger
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 05:46 AM
 
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Re: Help Identifying a Jem (Real or Fake)

its real but not a nice one....those inlays are from monday morning.
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