Hi i really want to get a jem always liked them very different to my type of guitars i have a white falcon and a few les pauls but i just live jems! iI have found a 2001 model fp looks very very clean it is up for (uk) ₤1600 is that a good price or a bit high they dont come up very often in shops so hard to get a good idear of pricing is this a good model to get i see some 7wh on ebay go for around ₤1200-1400 is the fp worth the extra what do you guys think.
To be honest, with the market the way it is at the moment i'd say £1600 is a little bit pricey for a Jem 77 FP, unless it is in absolute mint condition, and/or you just absolutely have to have it LOL.
As has already been pointed out, price will be dependant on condition (sorry to state the obvious).
In my opinion, a fair price for a good/very good conditon Jem 77 FP at the moment (online auction price) is in the region of £1100 - £1300 (ish). You could possibly even pick up a well played and damaged one for less than £1000 on a good day. (based on recent completed item prices on evilbay).
You'll obviously pay a bit more from a dealer, but this is only meant as a current rough guide and purely from my own recent experience.
These aren't just figures i've plucked from nowhere...i very recently bought one (approx. 5 weeks ago) having watched the market for a number of weeks/months. (see pics below)
This is a 2001 model, Good/Very good condition (arguably excellent/near mint cond.), just has a couple of very minor edge dings (repaired) that are hardly noticeable and came with Ibanez Hardcase and tools etc (bought from fleabay, evilbay etc, and within the UK):
I won't say exactly how much i paid for it, but put it this way, it was only just into 4 figures (£)....but considering it came with free postage, in reality it cost me a high 3 figure sum !!!!
As you can imagine, i was well pleased with this deal, but i simply just got very, very lucky with this one!!!
It should have really gone for at least £200 more than it did in my opinion...but nobody else bid after i'd put my Maximum price in, and it just went up to the next default figure.
I can only assume it was because it finished at 08:30(ish) on a Saturday morning.....i set my alarm clock, put in a last minute bid and it paid off bigtime :-)
With all that in mind, i appreciate that this is probably a bad example to use as a price guide, but i've added the above info to show that they are out there if you look hard enough and get lucky....
...So my advice would be to just keep your eye out and be patient.
Hope this helps,
P.S. No, i don't want to sell this one thanks, not even for a profit :-)
P.P.S. If you are currently selling an FP please don't be offended by the prices i've quoted in this post. I don't wish to undermine any prices/values, just speaking from my recent experience!!!