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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help me choose...Jem BRMR, 77FP, 7VWH, or J-Custom 8470Z-RS

I'm thinking really hard of letting go one of my Jem/J-Custom collections.
It's one of those tough decisions I have to make coz I can't justify my guitars just sitting there in their cases while the bank keeps charging me the interest on my home loan, and the fact that recently I just 'acquired' a new 'baby' aka wife (I always thought I'd only be acquiring guitars throughout my entire life lols) so my living expenses have gone up as well unlike back in the those days when I still had the GAS disease busy acquiring guitars and no wife at that time .

Cut all the craps out, help me to decide which one I should let go?
Surely you guys must have come across this sort of predicament before :P

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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Re: Help me choose...Jem BRMR, 77FP, 7VWH, or J-Custom 8470Z-RS

7vwh.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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Re: Help me choose...Jem BRMR, 77FP, 7VWH, or J-Custom 8470Z-RS

They are all nice, but I think you should let go of the one's that aren't getting any use. After all, it's only wood and wire. The J. Custom might hold it's value more so than the Jem's, unless that FP isn't a reissue and is your original late 80's.

I could suggest you let the 7vwh go also, and/or the bad horsie.
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Re: Help me choose...Jem BRMR, 77FP, 7VWH, or J-Custom 8470Z-RS

bro nice axe's .. see ya later your red one and your floral...
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Re: Help me choose...Jem BRMR, 77FP, 7VWH, or J-Custom 8470Z-RS

Much as I like mine, consider getting rid of the VWH, unless you really love it, it will be easiest to replace and the quality of the current ones is pretty high.
Jim
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They are all nice, but I think you should let go of the one's that aren't getting any use. After all, it's only wood and wire. The J. Custom might hold it's value more so than the Jem's, unless that FP isn't a reissue and is your original late 80's.

I could suggest you let the 7vwh go also, and/or the bad horsie.
The Jem 77FP is not a reissue, I don't know how to work out what year it was manufactured.
But the serial number on the neck back plate says 160322, maybe someone can help me out on this?

I didn't know about the J-Customs vs Jems value thingy until I read your post , so I guess I'll keep the J-Custom anyhow, it's the least played/used though, coz I don't wanna let this baby gets 'hurt' at all
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Much as I like mine, consider getting rid of the VWH, unless you really love it, it will be easiest to replace and the quality of the current ones is pretty high.
Jim
Yeah, I can see that VWH just keep comin up for sale on ebay all the time, even the pre-2003 ones with Ebony fingerboard. But boy this Jem is superb in terms of playability.

I'm now thinking to get rid of my Jems:
1. Jem 7VWH
2. Jem Floral
3. Jem BRMR

The reason I put BRMR on number 3 is because I don't see BRMR coming up for sale all the time, so it's becoming quite rare these days and it will be hard to acquire one back in the future I suppose
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Re: Help me choose...Jem BRMR, 77FP, 7VWH, or J-Custom 8470Z-RS

I agree that selling the VWH is the best choice if your only getting rid of one. If I had to dump two, it would probably be the VWH and the new wife......but that's just me....lol
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easy choice. dump the vwh...


definitely keep the brmr... not sure why those arent worth a LOT more then what they are at the moment.
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Re: Help me choose...Jem BRMR, 77FP, 7VWH, or J-Custom 8470Z-RS

sorry to hear that you're in the position where you have to part with any of them cuz they are all beautiful - but if I had to make the choice I would part with the 7vwh...as others have said - it is probably the easiest to replace down the road if you're in the position where you can...
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I agree that selling the VWH is the best choice if your only getting rid of one. If I had to dump two, it would probably be the VWH and the new wife......but that's just me....lol
Hahaha you're hilarious!
The JEM W (W stands for the 'Wife') will never be for sale though, in fact I think she can help me to acquire more Jems in the future, or maybe cause me to lose more of my Jems like what's happening now

Alright thanks heaps everyone, I think I'll sell my VWH and maybe the 77FP, but the 77FP is in almost perfect condition, no dents, dings, scratch, nor the usual neck joint cracks, so I'm still considering.
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2nd guess..spose you could see ya later your 7V...keep your floral if your into the collector thing....no way you should sell your rock mirror..
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Re: Help me choose...Jem BRMR, 77FP, 7VWH, or J-Custom 8470Z-RS

I'd hold onto the mirror (even though I'd like to own yours)

VWH's, as awesome as they are, are a dime a dozen.
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value aside, id keep th vwh, brm, and j custom and lose the fp, because i think theyre very unattractive. but everyone else is right, if you want to lose the least valuable jem, get rid of the vwh bacause theyre so common. beautiful j custom by the way
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how attached are to that j cust?
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