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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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this is my first post in a month. too occupied with NS man !
but here's my only Ibanez guitar. =)





hm that jem looks peculiar, is it a fake/imitation copy?

the pickups should be white, unless you swapped them(why would someone wanna swap
evos o.o),

the bridge is wrong too,

the headstock ibanez logo should not be gold, unless you put a decal over it or something...

and the line in black to the left right of the ibanez logo should stretch to reach the edge, not stop before it touches the edge of the headstock

the screws don't match up too, but maybe you lost them during installation...

hm i may be wrong... how much did you get it for?


^my response to the jem pictures above.

owner says he swapped the trem out because he couldn't maintain it as he was away.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 04:00 AM
 
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Re: jem authenticity

It looks fake to me. Even if the pickups were changed the headstock decal doesnt reach the tip and the "Jem" is too close to the Ibanez logo. The trem might have been re-routed for a TRS type or something but I think the string height/action tells the whole story. You could limbo under them...
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 04:48 AM
 
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Chibanez.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 05:04 AM
 
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Re: jem authenticity

It's a real fake!
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 05:14 AM
 
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Re: jem authenticity

and it's also reverse-strung!
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 06:02 AM
 
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You are now a proud owner of a legitimate genuine... Chibanez!

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 07:40 AM
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Re: jem authenticity

Yup, it's a fake
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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Re: jem authenticity

It is fake, however the Ibanez logo is supposed to be gold, just FYI
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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Re: jem authenticity

Looks like a log to me.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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I wish it looked like a log to me!

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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Re: jem authenticity

poor guy
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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Re: jem authenticity

Sorry mate, but that's not an Ibanez guitar.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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Yuk! I hope no one bought that one
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 11:28 PM
 
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The tremolo, the studs, the fit and finish seems cheap. single layer pickguard. Mismatched knobs, plus no shots of the back....
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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Re: jem authenticity

The scallops seem way too deep too.
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