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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Investing in a good JEM?

I would like to purchase a JEM somewhere, but I want one that will keep its value. What is a good model to buy? My budget is between 1000-1800 euros.
So far on second hand advertisements here in Holland i've seen:
7vwh: 1300-1500€
a '90 777vdy desert yellow: 1500€
77brmr: 1600€
an '88 flower pattern for 1000€
I really love these guitars, what do you guys think of these prices, are these fair? Which are too good to be true? etc. Thanks for you help!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: Investing in a good JEM?

If you love them, buy them! You wont regret any jem/uv

personally i would save some more money for an atd to be sure about the investment and value issues
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Re: Investing in a good JEM?

pretty much any used Jem will keep its value as long as you don't destroy it
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That '88 FP looks like a good bet if it's in good conditon.
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Oh yeah Boris, forgot to add, watch out for fakes. If you're unsure post pics/links and the Jem guys on here will keep you right.
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Re: Investing in a good JEM?

Good idea! I like the 77FP, however when looking at the pictures its not exactly mint quality. Its dusty and has got some scratches.
Oh I can't post pictures yet, I gotta have a higher post count. So I gotta spam some other boards in order to post pictures? Not very useful.

Oh another question, the JEM is a terrific guitar, but what other Ibanez comes close to it that is not such a signature model?

Thanks for the help guys!
Cheers, Boris
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Good idea! I like the 77FP, however when looking at the pictures its not exactly mint quality. Its dusty and has got some scratches.
Oh I can't post pictures yet, I gotta have a higher post count. So I gotta spam some other boards in order to post pictures? Not very useful.

Oh another question, the JEM is a terrific guitar, but what other Ibanez comes close to it that is not such a signature model?

Thanks for the help guys!
Cheers, Boris

An alternative to Jems would be the J Custom range, they are roughly in the same price range as well but that depends on the individual model. Check the link below for pics of most of the RG J Custom range (give the page a few secs to load fully). There are also S Series J Customs available which are not listed here.

http://www.kessier.com/2009/ing/Jcustom.html
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Re: Investing in a good JEM?

Thanks for the advice guys, I bought the 77FP today, and its wonderful!
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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Re: Investing in a good JEM?

a 7vwh is NOT an investment quality guitar. especially not the new ones.

edit : how in the crap did you find a 77fp for 1000.... that doesnt make any sense or its beat to hell. Wanna submit some pictures?
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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As soon as i'm allowed to on this forum I will
It's got some scratches, and there is one spot where the varnish has come off, but the appearance, sound and "playability" are all top notch
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Buy one you like and plays well, then think about INVESTING.

I have 2 Jems and first they are wonderful guitar to play, even if they cost a fortune, and I sell them cheaper in some years, it would have been worth every penny for the smiles they have produced.
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I got my first Jem last week. A Jem77fp from 1989 in near mint condition! There is one tiny tiny mark near the rear strap peg, an a little corrosion on the Jem plate on the back, oh which im told is quite common. Iv been playing guitar for years and the best guitar i had played was a Hand Made Palm Bay which i luckily managed to get, as its one of the real rare ones, but i have to admit, the jem feels better!!!!
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As soon as i'm allowed to on this forum I will
It's got some scratches, and there is one spot where the varnish has come off, but the appearance, sound and "playability" are all top notch
Have you reached the amount of posts needed yet? Would like to see it!
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I got my first Jem last week. A Jem77fp from 1989 in near mint condition! There is one tiny tiny mark near the rear strap peg, an a little corrosion on the Jem plate on the back, oh which im told is quite common. Iv been playing guitar for years and the best guitar i had played was a Hand Made Palm Bay which i luckily managed to get, as its one of the real rare ones, but i have to admit, the jem feels better!!!!
How much did you pay for it?
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Have you reached the amount of posts needed yet? Would like to see it!
According to his post count...no. Also, he hasn't been here in 2 months--he may be another one-hit-wonder that just popped in for some info back then.



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