JEM7 Root Beer - Purchase in these conditions? - Jemsite
Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models For discussion of Ibanez JEM, Universe and JS (Satriani) guitars only.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2014, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Posts: 274
JEM7 Root Beer - Purchase in these conditions?

I'm gassing over a Root Beer for a while, so much that I am making a project one from a Sims body and RG parts (but that's a different story).

I found this RB in a local advertisement, cant pick it up in person as it is really too far, so I asked for pics.

That's when I got worried.

Do you guys think this neck is so not taken care of that the woods are now damaged? I've never seen a fretboard this dry. That makes me think that the owner didn't play it for 10+ years and left it in the attic at +40C and -10C (like 110F and whatever winter temps you get), so the neck is a big question mark to me.

Do you think it's worth getting and try to set up?

Pics: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...W8&usp=sharing
mag8 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Posts: 3,614
Re: JEM7 Root Beer - Purchase in these conditions?

Seems to be mostly dirty. Clean it up and it would look great. No major damage anywhere that I can see. The price can reflect its current condition.
The Euphor is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 5,746
Re: JEM7 Root Beer - Purchase in these conditions?

Looks like a good buy low candidate to me. I'd pick that up.
Takin' a Ride is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 983
Re: JEM7 Root Beer - Purchase in these conditions?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mag8 View Post
I'm gassing over a Root Beer for a while, so much that I am making a project one from a Sims body and RG parts (but that's a different story).

I found this RB in a local advertisement, cant pick it up in person as it is really too far, so I asked for pics.

That's when I got worried.

Do you guys think this neck is so not taken care of that the woods are now damaged? I've never seen a fretboard this dry. That makes me think that the owner didn't play it for 10+ years and left it in the attic at +40C and -10C (like 110F and whatever winter temps you get), so the neck is a big question mark to me.

Do you think it's worth getting and try to set up?

Pics: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...W8&usp=sharing
many frets seem surprisingly in good shape.
panix is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK/Ireland
Posts: 3,525
Re: JEM7 Root Beer - Purchase in these conditions?

That fretboard is thirsty. I'd buy it for sure if the price
was right. It's no case queen but those things are meant
to be thrashed.
IbanezDaemon is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 04:13 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 196
Re: JEM7 Root Beer - Purchase in these conditions?

GO for it!
ebguitars is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Posts: 274
Re: JEM7 Root Beer - Purchase in these conditions?

Thanks, but I'm not ready to offer more than a low ball price and the owner already has higher bids... lucky her
mag8 is offline  
Reply

Tags
jem7 , root beer

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Root Beer Jem therodog Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 2 05-04-2011 08:12 PM
Root Beer Jem: FS DEADTUNES666 Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars 7 12-28-2010 10:42 AM
FS: Root Beer '88 Gary Qwa Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars 9 09-26-2007 10:19 AM
FS: Root Beer '87 Gary Qwa Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars 1 08-14-2007 03:59 PM
How much should I pay for this Root Beer Jem on the BAY IbanezFreak777 Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 2 06-18-2007 08:44 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome