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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-08-2003, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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JEM 7VWH, FINISH

hey ! i just bought this guitar and if you hold it up to the light you can see a few finish iperfections! kinda like a poly thing or something? it has a few lines and ripples if you will?
anyone else have that?
i own several usa customs and rg"s and none of them have that! could it be the alder body?
just curious , and thanks "its a 03 model"
perfect in every way,except this! just a few poly looking ripples or whatever?
can they be buffed out?
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You should see a line where the 2 piece body meets, other than that whatever you see is grain in the basswood cap.
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thank you rich! that sounds like the real deal!lol

i also have several strats! a lot of them have it too!

so i guess trying to buff that out would be moot? for lack of a better term?

the line isnt right in the middle. its on the trem side of the lower body! i guess when the two piece goes together it doesnt necessarily have to be right dead middle?
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They're never in the middle, and while it was perfectly flat when planed one will always shrink a little more than the other.
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man, im glad i ran in to you!lol i am very anal with my guitars! and i love this jem! it just kinda bothered me a little!

im cool now!lol you cant mess with mother nature!lol

thanks man.
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rich has cleared up a few gripes for me too.

One of my concerns as far as aesthetics go, is that I was expecting the jem7vwh to be a perfect SNOW WHITE finish, when in fact, it is slightly more yellowed than that.

For instance, I noticed that the outer most white edge of the pickguard was a few shades lighter than the painted wood's white colour ie, the body seemed slightly yellowed compared to the outer most edge of the pickguard.

Didn't know if they forgot to put the clear coat on mine or something....
Rich cleared it up pretty well.


Any one else notice this about their jem?
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hey davester!

i dont have that problem! mine is white as a cloud!

do you mean a little yellowish?
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huh?





Yeah, I mean a bit more yellowish.
Put it this way, a brand new piece of computer paper straight out of the pack is a few shades lighter than my 7vwh....the guitar is slightly more yellowy.
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sorry man!lol

mine is as white as snow! but there is a line and some poly waves or imperfections!

it is not yellowy at all.
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Rich says that each vwh is slightly different....ie 2cars never leave the lot looking exactly the same...
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Actually I think I said there are about 100 shades of white, and why would you expect the white paint to exactly match the pickguard white, or the p/u white [where the humbuckers don't even match the single cover] or match the knobs or switch tip. How many shades of white is that?
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It IS an imperfection in the finish. It's a factory-built instrument, so I doubt that they would take the time to wet-sand the first clear coat and spray a second. It could be made from asphalt and a solid-color finish done right would look like a mirror. Wood grain?!? Rich, Please!! Have you ever sanded down an Ibanez body? There must be 2 or 3 coats of thick grain filler. There's no way anything on the body could make it through the first color coat. You shouldn't have to see any line or bumps or impurities; it's just a bad finish.

Also, they must not use quality paint because it shouldn't yellow at all. Ibanez doesn't know how to match shades.
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Puhlease, you obviously haven't seen enough guitars to see how common it is, it's NATURE.

And exactly which color white would you like the terrible matchers at Ibanez to match? The knobs? Pickups? Guard material? None of which are the same, or made by Ibanez.

Bottom line that's the color white STEVE chose, he makes those decisions, feel free to forward your complaints to vai.com.
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I think I'm gonna have to go with rich on this one....dude's just too knowledgeable about this stuff to doubt what he's saying.

I see a grain in my guitar too...you have to look close, and no one else notices it, but its there.

As for the color, the guitar body is simply not as snow white as a peice of brand new computer paper, whereas the edge of the pickguard is that white and bright. In comparison, the guitar appears slightly more yellowed...not YELLOW, but a slightly yellow tinge to the white.

That said, the pickguard, selector knob, single/humbuckers, knobs, and body are all slightly different shades of white, just as rich said they should be.
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My printer paper is way greyer than a vwh, but if I ever spend more than $2 on a ream you'll know I'm printing out resume's for a real job
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