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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-23-2020, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just couldn't do it. (77FP content, and roll call)

I searched for a long time for my 77FP. A couple slipped through my fingers, I either didn't act quickly enough or at the time I thought the price was too high. I finally found one a few years ago, and probably overpaid at the time, but I didn't care.

Fast forward to yesterday, I listed it on Reverb but after thinking about it for a few hours, I ended the ad. It just didn't seem right.

I'm thinking this is sticking with me for a long time.

It's crazy, I'm only seeing one for sale on the entire planet, lol.

I guess people are sitting on these. How about you? I know we have a bunch of owners here, how about an informal roll call!

Mine is an '89, with original case.
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-23-2020, 02:39 PM
 
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Mines a '93 I think.
Lo Pro version.
Not in perfect condition as it has been well played. But still well looked after.

So I imagine it'll always be more valuable to me than to any possible future buyer.

So it's the one guitar I own that's a keeper for life. I expect many owners are in the same boat, hence why fewer have come up for sale recently.
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post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-23-2020, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: I just couldn't do it. (77FP content, and roll call)

Sweet, I saw your collection in another thread. I like the story about how you rescued that PGM! (I think that was you)
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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-23-2020, 05:37 PM
 
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Sweet, I saw your collection in another thread. I like the story about how you rescued that PGM! (I think that was you)
That's the one!

I'm sure you made the right call keeping yours.

I sold my other jem, a 777VBK, and to this day wish I hadn't. Needed the cash at the time and so couldnt justify keeping 2 near identical guitars. But it still bothers me...
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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-23-2020, 09:07 PM
 
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Hi. Very nice. Mine's an '89 also. I bought it used with 2 small dings, an X2N in the bridge, no case for $850 around 1995.

I had it autographed by a bunch of guitar heroes then displayed it horizontaly. The neck got dried out near a woodstove and cracked at the nut. Luckily, I found a new, unused neck from the classifieds here.

I replaced the original pickups with Evolutions. The old ones were faded and mismatched anyway. It sounds awesome, but needs a setup. I don't play it often. I mostly use my RGA121.

I'll only ever sell if I desperately need the money. I have no idea what it's worth.

Rick
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post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-24-2020, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: I just couldn't do it. (77FP content, and roll call)

Very cool, thanks for posting!
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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-24-2020, 12:09 PM
 
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Re: I just couldn't do it. (77FP content, and roll call)

This is mine. '89 too. Bought it used in nearly mint condition. Love it so much. The PAFs are so much fun!
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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-24-2020, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: I just couldn't do it. (77FP content, and roll call)

Wow that looks like it is in really nice shape. The clear coat doesn't seem yellowed like a lot of them have over the years.

Cool!
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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-25-2020, 11:44 AM
 
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Re: I just couldn't do it. (77FP content, and roll call)

I have one I bought new in 2000. ***updated pics***



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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-25-2020, 12:36 PM
 
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Re: I just couldn't do it. (77FP content, and roll call)

Good call not selling it!
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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-25-2020, 03:21 PM
 
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Re: I just couldn't do it. (77FP content, and roll call)

Here’s one of mine, also an ‘88

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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-25-2020, 04:16 PM
 
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Very nice. I used To have an '88 too, but liked the '89 better.👍
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post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 03:14 AM
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Re: I just couldn't do it. (77FP content, and roll call)

Here's my girl Hana, she's an '88. Sweetest sound out of all my axes.
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Really nice. How can the bridge be so black? The black is half worn-off on mine.
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post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 05:55 AM
 
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Jemboyee, yours has a lot of black, and the dark green flowers look nice. I also like the look of just the two pink humbuckers. It looks a little less cluttered. They might have looked a bit nicer if Ibanez made them without the middle pickup. But then it wouldn't be a Jem I suppose.
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