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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2002, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem/Universe build quality question?

I own several Ibanez guitars - a floral Jem and most recently a 7 string RG. I was wondering if any of the new Jems or Universe guitars are made somewhere other than Japan, and how can they be identified? I am wanting to get a Universe, but I want to make sure its a made in Japan model if I do. I have seen the little stickers on the guitars, but they can be removed.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2002, 11:39 AM
 
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All Universes are made in Japan, as they always have been.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-01-2002, 02:09 PM
 
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Yes, all UV's are made in Japan. As for the Jems, the 555's are made in Korea I believe, and are somewhat lower quality to someone who is quite used to a higher-end Jem model. But to a newcomer to Jems, they are still pretty good, and some people love theirs after they've used them for years and would swear by them. Just a matter of preference I suppose.
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