Re: How hard are Jem 77FP or Jem 77 15th to find?
I've got 13 guitars at the moment, I mostly only record with them at home, so out of those 13, only ONE will ever leave my home, and that's my carbon fiber RainSong acoustic guitar, I only take it outside because it's what I get paid to play. My other 12 guitars are all electrics and I keep them in humidity controlled sealed display cases made by Grundorf with clear fronts so I can see them, while kept at constant 45% RH thanks to Humidipaks. I don't like "relic" guitars and am a perfectionist about keeping my guitars mint. It pains me to even have to buy a used guitar because I bought all of my guitars new. But, I used to own a new Jem 77FP back in 1990 and I sold it 2001 and have always missed that guitar. I bought it mostly because of looks, I love the colors of the Floral design. It was never my favorite guitar to play, I mean it was OK, but I've always owned a lot of guitars at any given time.
I want to own another mostly for sentimental value. So that's why the finish being perfect is the most important part to me. I've already got a new 7VWH, which is basically the same guitar. I just want the 77FP because of it's looks and sentimental value. I looked at completed auction for the last 4 months on Ebay and seems like they go for around $3,000.
I would probably be willing to pay as much as $4,000 if that's what it takes to get a "case queen".
Since they are a little more common than thought, I may delay it until later in the Winter to avoid getting a personal loan or new credit card.
When I get it, I will play it as often as a guy with 14 guitars can play one, maybe a few minutes per day, or 4 good sessions in my music room per month.
It just really bothers me that I sold the one I had, I paid about $1600 for it when it was new I think and lost it in a pawn shop for only $400.
So I am quite obsessed with eventually getting another one, I mean really obsessed, as in it bothers my mind on at least a weekly basis. Makes me feel like a piece of me is missing.
Even though I never played it as much as my Les Pauls, Strats or Warlocks at the time, I still miss it and want it back.
I have a $4,000 credit card with Guitar Center and I thought about buying a FP2 from them if they have one, but then thought no, the FP2 is kinda cool looking in it's own way, but the original Floral Pattern was just BEAUTIFUL.
Perhaps if someone has a FP77 "case queen", we could work out a trade, meaning I'm willing to purchase anything you want from guitar center up to $4,000 in trade for it. (As long as it's something on a 36 month or 48 month promo plan, so I don't get stuck with any interest from them.)