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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Jem Neck Heel and Volute Question

I'm loving my UV777BK so much, I'm now looking at picking up a Jem7V.

I have a line on one, but one thing gives me a little pause - there is no neck volute, and there is some neck heel that sticks out beyond the neck pocket of the body. It is an ebony fingerboard model, if that matters.

Are these two characteristics - lack of volute and neck heel visible - legitimate Jem 7V features for any years? (The neck heel was called out on a thread on spotting fake Jems.)

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Re: Jem Neck Heel and Volute Question

All early 7v's had no volute and there was a small reveal of the heel at the pocket, nothing like the fakes that are just poor. But if in doubt always post a picture to be positive as some of the fake are really fairly convincing to amateurs.
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Re: Jem Neck Heel and Volute Question

Rich - thanks for the quick response! Much appreciated.

The seller has provided me with pictures, but since they are really his, I don't feel comfortable posting them.

Everything else looks spot on - logo, truss rod cover, tremelo unit, inlays, control cavity position - and the seller is a member of a gear forum in Canada, so now I'm comfortable moving forward.

Thank you!
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