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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jem swirls

hey,

newbie here ;-)
I wanted to ask some info on swirls. i know the Jem DNA is one and the Jem PAW, are there more officially made? I seem to come across a lot of sketchy ones that i don't really trust...
also if i find a real one what price is more or less normal to pay?
my budget is around a 1000 € for a Jem (preferably a swirl) should i even be looking for one?
i always played fender, but this Jem childhood dream kicked in a few days ago when i saw a beautiful 1991 77FP for sale now it won't let me go ;-)

thanks for any advice
cheers
J.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 02:56 PM
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There are three types of swirled JEM, the DNA, the purple multi colour (PMC) and the green multi colour (gmc). They tend to go for several thousand dollars a piece, the last one I bought which was a gmc i bought a couple of years ago, was about £3000. Others have scored them for far less.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Not to be confused with the universe swirls, the ATD mc's and the MKR mc's
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About Time Design swirls are what the vast majority of people rave about and for good reason. You bought a GMC for three thousand pounds - must be one hell of a swirl?!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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yes looks like they are the most expensive among Jems...
I found a guy selling one for 800£ so i guess it's a fake one?
it also has no leafs one the neck...
...gumtree.com/p/for-sale/ibanez-jem-dna-custom-swirl/104494341#gallery-item-full-1

where is the best place to look if you wanna buy a PMC, DNA or GMC?
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I found a guy selling one for 800£ so i guess it's a fake one?
"For Sale my beloved Ibanez Jem custom dna swirl guitar this guitar was originally an ibanez jem 7dbk"

Sheesh, he's not exactly hiding it, is he?
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"For Sale my beloved Ibanez Jem custom dna swirl guitar this guitar was originally an ibanez jem 7dbk"

Sheesh, he's not exactly hiding it, is he?
oeps yes just looked at the 7dbk it doesn't have the leafs on the neck... i thought all jems had other then dots on the neck, my bad...

edit: arg ok again it has srewhead inlay... well you have to forgive me I'm a newbie in jems ;-)...
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oeps yes just looked at the 7dbk it doesn't have the leafs on the neck... i thought all jems had other then dots on the neck, my bad...

edit: arg ok again it has srewhead inlay... well you have to forgive me I'm a newbie in jems ;-)...
Some Jems had the disappearing pyramid inlays, too.....



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About Time Design swirls are what the vast majority of people rave about and for good reason. You bought a GMC for three thousand pounds - must be one hell of a swirl?!
It's about the going rate for a GMC in the UK, it certainly was at the time
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