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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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A friend of mine is selling a jem 7V WH. He bought it from a friend and says I can buy it off him. However. He doesn't have a hard case (which all 7V's come with, no?) and he doesn't even know if it's genuine. The serial number is C02060829. Does the C mean Chibanez? I don't really want a fake. Please help, thanks, Jon

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 02:41 PM
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Pictures of said guitar would help.
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A friend of mine is selling a jem 7V WH. He bought it from a friend and says I can buy it off him. However. He doesn't have a hard case (which all 7V's come with, no?)
The case thing is sketchy, but it's not a given that you'll always get a case.

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and he doesn't even know if it's genuine. The serial number is C02060829. Does the C mean Chibanez? I don't really want a fake. Please help, thanks, Jon
That serial isn't from a Japanese factory and that is where ALL 7v's are made, so yes without a shadow of a doubt it is fake. Stay well clear!
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100% fake my friend,stay well away from that.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 02:51 AM
 
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also 020608XX is a common chibanez number.
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The serial of mine is F426663 so it seems a bit fishy.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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I missed this:

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The serial number is C02060829. Does the C mean Chibanez?
LOL, it does now
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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Is chibanez an actual name or is that the term you guys are putting on Chinese built knock-offs?
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-20-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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A name for Chinese based knock offs
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-24-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Haha, my friends "Chibanez" is #C02060830, which is one number higher than this one!
And it's deffo a Chibanez......
I myself have a Chibanez which is C02060876.
Both of the above purport to be JEM 7V WH's, made in Korea, and with a CE mark. Yeah, right.

Sounds like the one you mention is a fake as well, sadly.
I bought mine knowing it was a fake (who would turn it down for £40???) as did my mate.
TBH, the neck is actually quite nice......I know I'll get killed for this........
(I'm currently in the process of making a player out of it!)

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-06-2008, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank god i didn't end up with that! Thanks so much guys
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2008, 01:43 AM
 
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u'd think the dumbass chibanez makers would be smart enough to write fake F coded serial numbers...
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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speaking of fake, what the hell is this ?! #220325709698
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u'd think the dumbass chibanez makers would be smart enough to write fake F coded serial numbers...
Well, they kinda are, dude. Sorry..



But they did it horridly though. Talentless.
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speaking of fake, what the hell is this ?! #220325709698
I'm not sure if that thing on the Bay is real, but do read about Joe Despagni and his guitars abit here.

http://www.jemsite.com/jem/20-ibanez...f-the-jem.html
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