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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 777 Crack

Hi, I'm totally new in this forum!
I would like to know why a lot of jem 777 have this kind of crack on them (mine included).
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Too much stress on a weak area.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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sorry ... another question I just forgot to ask: is it a "paint-crack" or a "wood-crack" in your opinion?
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sorry ... another question I just forgot to ask: is it a "paint-crack" or a "wood-crack" in your opinion?
paint crack.my 777vdy has nigh on the exact same crack as yours.dont worry about it,its nothing.a lot of ealy ibanez guitars have these cracks,it wouldnt put me off buying a guitar in the slightest.i was told years ago that its just the lauqer that has cracked,im not so sure,i think the crack goes down to the wood.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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your Jem is now worthless ! sell it to me for...er..... 100euros, no more !
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you very, very much.

p.s. I have that crack on a 777 sk
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 11:01 AM
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Basswood is the biggest reason, and yes, it is in the wood.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 12:02 PM
 
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A common malady among old Ibanez basswood guitars. It's why on the 'bay people often ask if there's one in the neck joint if it's not mentioned in the auction.

and I'll go 101 euros. :P
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I collect fender HM strats, So fare I have five of them and they all have cracks like that in the same spot. I sanded one down and repainted it and the cracks were not in the wood. (I saw that same pic on **** and thought Oh Ibanez cracks there too.)
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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I still didn't understand if the crack is in the wood or in the paint... you don't seem to agree that much ahhaha

anyway.. 101.. 1... 2... 3... any other offer??
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i always thought it was just the paint that was cracked.rich knows his stuff so if he says its down to the wood well that will do for me.your 777vdy is still worth at least 1000 $1300 crack or no crack.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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well the only way too really know would be to sand off the paint and look at the wood, and the wood was fine on my fender. I wouldnt sand the paint yours if I was you your jem is worth way my more than my HM and the finish was trashed so I though what the heck
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i always thought it was just the paint that was cracked.rich knows his stuff so if he says its down to the wood well that will do for me.your 777vdy is still worth at least 1000 $1300 crack or no crack.
Perhaps he's referring to that particular guitar? That crack does appear to be in the wood. I've seen some that look and feel more superficial -- you can't even feel that it's there.
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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So... if the crack is similar to this one on the photo.. then it will be a wood crack right?
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 10:58 AM
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I refinished a Jem777DY and yes, it was in the wood as well.
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