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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 7V7 Weight

I'm thinking of purchasing a Jem 7V7 and I'm wondering how much these instruments typically weigh. I'm an older guy with sports injuries to shoulders and back, so I go for light instruments these days. I had a Jem back in the 80s that was pretty light, but it was six strings and basswood. The 7V7 is alder and 7 strings.

If anyone knows the weight of theirs, I'd really appreciate knowing so I can get a good sense of what is possible here.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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Re: Jem 7V7 Weight

Just did a quick google search and found this:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/deta...FWuhOgod0ggAbg

Also, Musician's Friend has one stating 7.93 lbs, but I can't get the link to work.

It looks like each one is different. Expect 7.5 to 8.5 lbs.
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Re: Jem 7V7 Weight

Ah, what a great idea to check sites like Sweetwater. Thank you!

The one I'm thinking about is 8.2 lbs, so seems to be about middle of the pack for such an instrument.
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Re: Jem 7V7 Weight

I just weighed mine on a digital scale, 8.4lbs.
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Re: Jem 7V7 Weight

dang, Les Paul territory!
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Re: Jem 7V7 Weight

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dang, Les Paul territory!
8lbs really isn't that bad. Sure, a modern LP which has been hollowed out for weight relief may be 8-10lbs, but back in the day when they went full solid-bodied, it was more like 12-14lbs!
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I just weighed mine on a digital scale, 8.4lbs.
Thanks for the data point! How does it feel strapped on - well balanced?
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Thanks for the data point! How does it feel strapped on - well balanced?
I have no complaints what so ever about the JEM7V7.

The alder ads a little weight to the body and the wider seven string neck ads a little weight to the neck too.
The balance is fine.

The fretboard on mine is sooo dark and the inlays are done perfectly!

The back of the neck has a nice thin satin finish on it.
If feels so smooth; almost like no finish on the back of the neck.

The seven string lionís claw looks so huge; I love it!

It comes with a nice Prestige, red line case.
The guitar sinks down in to the case leaving the top of the guitar flush with the red lining.
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