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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question JEM 777 DY 1987 - huge dilemma

Hi,

I need some expert advice, since I feel totally lost. I have a chance of trading some gear for a 1987 JEM 777 DY, but the JEM is in a bad condition.

Pros for the trade are that it's all original and not broken or repaired, and it's the first production year, so it's a piece of history.

Cons are that it requires a lot of effort to restore it before it can be sold. Or not?

What do you think? Should I take it and spend many hours working on it, or just forget about it?

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Thanks, Marcin
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Re: JEM 777 DY 1987 - huge dilemma

I think it actually looks pretty cool. Fix up the electronics and frets to make it play well and keep it as is. People pay top dollar to make their new fenders and gibsons to look like that so way not on an ibanez which is the real deal!
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Good point It's just road worn - natural relic
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Hi,

I need some expert advice, since I feel totally lost. I have a chance of trading some gear for a 1987 JEM 777 DY, but the JEM is in a bad condition.

Pros for the trade are that it's all original and not broken or repaired, and it's the first production year, so it's a piece of history.

Cons are that it requires a lot of effort to restore it before it can be sold. Or not?

What do you think? Should I take it and spend many hours working on it, or just forget about it?

Link to the pictures:

marvelamps.com/misc/JEM/

Thanks, Marcin
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Re: JEM 777 DY 1987 - huge dilemma

True. My friend wants my Recto half stack: Dual Rectifier small logo plus 4x12 oversized cab.
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The relic thing is cool.

It needs a refret job, and possibly more new parts. I'd shell out 1500 for that axe if I wanted it. Tops. I don't know what your gear is worth, so you do the math

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The relic thing is cool.

It needs a refret job, and possibly more new parts. I'd shell out 1500 for that axe if I wanted it. Tops. I don't know what your gear is worth, so you do the math
1500 Euro is actually quite close to what my gear is worth... And I would gladly trade the JEM for a Les Paul Standard...
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1500 Euro is actually quite close to what my gear is worth... And I would gladly trade the JEM for a Les Paul Standard...
A refret job on that guitar is tricky in the scalloped parts. So it has to be done by a real good luthier. I'd replace the tuners too, score a decal and repaint the neck. I'd estimate another 300-400 investment to have the guitar in shape again on top of the gear swap.
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1500 Euro is actually quite close to what my gear is worth... And I would gladly trade the JEM for a Les Paul Standard...

1500 euro is to much for that DY. I paid 1240 euro for this one from UK a month ago. It had some dings that i filled with neon yellow nail polish.


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Yours is in excellent condition! Congrats for scoring such a beauty. Am I wrong that the ones like yours sell for 4.500 USD? I've seen an LNG sold for this money.
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Yours is in excellent condition! Congrats for scoring such a beauty. Am I wrong that the ones like yours sell for 4.500 USD? I've seen an LNG sold for this money.
I think there are very few collectors that will pay more then $ 2500 for a DY in good condition. Remember they were produced from 87-96.

But i may be wrong.
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Re: JEM 777 DY 1987 - huge dilemma

I see this was one the original DY's that had the palm rest also, even though the rest is gone, the bumpers were there.

The neck pickup does not look like the original from the front.
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There was one palm rest bumper when I got the guitar. I had no idea what it was, so I removed it as something that stuck there accidentaly.

The neck pikcup is not original. It reads: "Dimarzio Pickups, Made in Japan, DP151". The bridge pickup is original and only reads: "Dimarzio Pickups, Made in USA".
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True. My friend wants my Recto half stack: Dual Rectifier small logo plus 4x12 oversized cab.

That's no friend if he's trying to get a half stack from you for that beat up Jem.

I would give him no more than $500 US (whatever the figure is in Euros). For the amount of work it needs, I wouldn't go higher than that (and I'm being generous).
















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