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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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JEM 777VDY vs JEM777DY?

Hey. I am a new guy here. I really like some of the JEM`S, and need help to understand what the difference between 777VDY and 777DY is. I got a offer on a 777VDY that i want to buy. Is it just that the inlays are different? or are thay different in quality`s too. The offer i got is 1500$ for a 777VDY. it has i tiny tiny crack in the paint where the nock is bolted on, and was a little vertical crack on the back of the neck(1st fret). Is that a good offer? the damages doesnt seems critical i think.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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Re: JEM 777VDY vs JEM777DY?

Jem 777VDY has the rosewood fretboard & yellow vine inlay.
Jem 777DY has the maple fretboard & pyramid inlay.

No difference other than above.

The finish crack at the neck joint exists on just about all Ibanez guitars with the square heel neck joint. Not a concern.

I would worry more about the crack at the 1st fret. Normally they occur where the nut screws are. That would be a deal breaker for that kind of money.
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Re: JEM 777VDY vs JEM777DY?

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Jem 777VDY has the rosewood fretboard & yellow vine inlay.
Jem 777DY has the maple fretboard & pyramid inlay.

No difference other than above.

The finish crack at the neck joint exists on just about all Ibanez guitars with the square heel neck joint. Not a concern.

I would worry more about the crack at the 1st fret. Normally they occur where the nut screws are. That would be a deal breaker for that kind of money.
I agree with the above accept that, it sounds like the crack could be from the nut screws. If it is, this is and easily fixable problem. It's excessively common on Ibanez guitars with a rear mount locking nut. It DOES need to be addressed, but isn't any reason to turn down a hard to find JEM like that.

Of course, pictures of the crack could determine it's actual severity......
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 11:31 PM
 
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Re: JEM 777VDY vs JEM777DY?

Different necks vdy has wizard dy has jem neck

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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Re: JEM 777VDY vs JEM777DY?

The VDY neck is MUCH thinner than the DY neck. Pretty much the Wizard profile. Also, this is very minor, but the knobs are different. VDY has pink knobs and DY has green.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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Re: JEM 777VDY vs JEM777DY?

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This is the neck crack. Not the usual stress crack. The previous owner who hade it for over 15 years claims that the crack was cased by an accident when the guitar was almost new. I don't know if that's true but I've hadn't had any issues with it.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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Re: JEM 777VDY vs JEM777DY?

My sk has the same crack do not stress it occurs when the nut is over tightened over a period of time. COMPLETELY normal as long as its been addressed by a proper Luther.
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