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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-27-2000, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem LNG - More advice, anyone?

Hey all--

Just found a Jem LNG on ebay. *As I have stated before, I don't know a ton about the Jem's except that I want one. *Is this really the only Jem built with a maple board? *It is at $501 right now. *Also, the seller claims that the body was routed to change the position of the bridge (I think) pickup. *He claims that he has a spare pickguard so that it may be returned to original position. *If any of you have the time, check it out for me and give me the lowdown on it. *
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-27-2000, 09:11 AM
 
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No, it is NOT the only Jem with a maple board.
Jem777LNG, Jem777DY, Jem777SK and the Jem77PMC all had maple boards.

While the modification stated is mostly hidden, it has removed a portion of the original body. It will never be worth as much as one that has not been modified.

I've seen these guitars go for $1500 - $2500 depending on condition, but I don't think I would pay more than $1000 for this one due to the mod.

Good luck with it!

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Don't forget the BFP! -- also a maple board (and my second favorite behind the PMC)
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Wow... there are actually THREE LNG's on eBay right now... #771, #289 and one of unknown number (signature's worn off).
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Value on these is subjective, and will cause much dissention amongst the ranks of Jem lovers. *As proven time and time again through past eBay auctions, these will sell in the ball park of $900(ex condition)-1,500 (mint condition.) *Most that have been selling lately have not met a reserve price because people are over rating the value of the guitar.

Don't slam me because I feel this way - I think the LNG guitars should be worth more than the Jem 10th ($2500), just because it was the "maiden voyage" of the Jem series.

The value is up to you, but from a collector's view point the guitar has significantly lost value. *Non-original equipment, modification to the body, absence of signature all lead to the guitar's lackluster collector desirability. *(is that a word?!)

After reading the description of the item (player's guitar, worn fingerboard, damage to the finish, mods to the body etc.), I would not recommend paying over $900 for the guitar. *I would not recommend buying it as a collector's piece - it's a player. *

If a maple fingerboard is all you are interested in, you'd be better off buying a DY, SK, BFP or PMC (good luck finding the latter!) *You would get a much better deal, probably under a grand and in better condition.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-27-2000, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey--

Great input, all of ya. *I think I'm going to skip this one. *Although I am not interested in collecting, I still want one that hasn't been jacked with. *I was just curious what y'all thought, and the responses were great.

I am going to watch that guitar, though. *If I can buy it for under $800 I think I will. *My guess is that someone out there probably wants it worse than I.

Thanks again!!
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This is about the 5th or 6th time it's been listed, I don't think anybody's even interested but you
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I suggest lowereing your price for that one. *When I sold LNG#387 it was a player guitar, but completely original. *No routs, just some dings and a worn fretboard. *I got $700 out of it without complaining. *I'd suggest that this particular guitar with its modified body is worth no more than $5-600 at best. *For that money you could find a sweet deal on a DSY, SK, or possibly even a newer DBK...

With $8-900 to spend, you could find yourself a VDY, VBK, *nice* DBK, maybe even a "player" VWH if you hunt around... *Don't jump the gun, and keep your options open.

Of course, for $900 you could have *three* near mint RG550s... *LOL

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Ha...resurrection I know, but do you guys see the part where he said you could probably find a pmc for under a grand...? :P
How times have changed!!!
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I was in shock reading through this thread, but then realized it was ten years ago.
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lmao i wonder how many people will halfass read this without checking the dates and go running to ebay looking for a 600$ lng hah
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Wow! It came from the deepest and oldest pit of Jemsite!



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this thread really makes me want to cry lmao.


"1500 for a mint LNG"... god in a heart beat...
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I need to go back to year 2000.... but don't remember where I park my DeLorean...

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Yeah really...
VDY for 800-900$? I'll take two.
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