Jem77 FP Advice
Hey everyone -
First post here. Full disclosure, I'm a Jackson guy, and not super knowledgeable about Ibanez. But I did had a Jem555 back in the day, and I've always wanted a Swirl Universe. I didn't think 555 was the greatest guitar, but I did love the pickups. Anyway, the other day I had a chance to play an FP2, and was super impressed with it, and it got me looking around. Long story short, I came across an original FP(which I like the look of a lot better than the FP2) for under $2k. It's got some dings and missing the original case, but isn't in bad shape - the pickups don't look too faded.
Couple questions - does that price seem fair? Anything I need to be careful with on these? The seller says he thinks it's an '88, and it has an Edge trem, so that appears to be consistent (although I don't really care what year it's from.) I'd be buying it as a player, so the wear doesn't bother me a ton, but would it be worth restoring? This is something I'd plan on keeping long term, so I'm not worried about resale value, but just wondering if something that's been restored would hurt the value over keeping it as original as possible.
Thanks in advance for any info anyone can offer!
Last edited by xzacx; 08-06-2018 at 11:53 AM.