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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Jem PROTO?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1992-Ibanez-J...3863475&_uhb=1

Is this legit...? More info please
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 04:26 AM
 
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I don't think so. Neck joint doesnt look right. Those tuners look like import Gotoh style tuners (no branding), and that single doesn't look like a decent brand one.

Double check on the Vai site though. See if theres anything on the site.
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Legit, definitely.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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This was posted in another forum. I think it's legit. It's an LACS guitar, so not everything will look like factory. The PROTO stamp is even in the same spot and looks the same as the normal LACS stamping.

Here's some pics of one of Reb Beachs LACS Voyagers.



Neck joint is much more sculpted.



Headstock stamping.

The seller recently sold a totally legit LNG, so I don't believe it's a scam. That said, I think it might be Chris Woods, so I'm suspicious.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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Even if it is real, it's not worth that much!
Have Nate make you one for a whole lot less.
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I recognize that seller as soon as I saw the 1st pic. He sells lots of guitars..

and now I'm GASsing for that Jem. Like Sebastian said...Get Nate on the phone!!!
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It is legit. I have seen this one before.
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The AANJs on these LACS look a but more extreme than a normal production model,, or are my eyes playing tricks??
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I saw that on Ebay as well. Another prototype practically identical sold on sam ash for 1,750: used.******music.com/item.php?id=28258

that asking price seems pretty steep in comparison...
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I dig it
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I saw that on Ebay as well. Another prototype practically identical sold on sam ash for 1,750: used.******music.com/item.php?id=28258

that asking price seems pretty steep in comparison...
I think it might be the exact same guitar. Seems like he's trying to flip it for big money.
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Exactly, the grain is a dead giveaway. Same guitar.
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I think it might be the exact same guitar. Seems like he's trying to flip it for big money.
This^^
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-06-2013, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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So this was a jem made for Vai by LA customs? I'm really new to LAC's just started researching them. Im assuming LACS is a branch of ibanez. The gap by the neck hum is killing me... any more history on this and the other protos would be appreciated

Thanks!
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I don't understand the attraction to this guitar, and prototypes in general. If the proto was so great, wouldn't the production guitar run be just like it?

To me, prototypes look like home shop experiments. I don't see them as collectible unless there is plenty of documentation showing the artist relationship.
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