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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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jem777vbk

good day all,
would like general oppinions,
Assuming that I can get a trustworthy shop what is the forums thought on refinishing a 90' jem777vbk everything is great on the guitar but the body has taken a few ugly knocks
thoughts anyone?
thanks
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 05:34 PM
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I'm always in favour of a restoration

the 777vbk was perhaps the ultimate workhorse JEM from "back in the day" and to see one brought back into mint condition would be a great thing.
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I love this guitar and it is my main player...but the the gouges bug the crap out of me.
on the other hand I would hate to ruin the axe just for vanity sake.
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A quality refinish is just that, something to bring the guitar back to life and give it another 15 or 20 years or so
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i used to have a 777vbk.when i bought it,it had a sizable chip (down to the wood).this chip used to do my head when looking at the guitar.i got it repaired,very good job was done aswell cost me £40.another good idea is swirl it like a gmc.thats what i was going to do with mine.
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If you decide to repaint it just be aware that some people
will consider it's value to be less because it's no longer original.
If you want to keep it original you could get someone to
repair the chips like rob777vdy did. It's less destructive in my
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you can repaint it and nobody can see it is repainted.only if the parts are worn out and the headstock have scratches and damage...i say do it.no problem at all.
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Yeah, do whatever you want with it, make it new or different and make yourself happy. They aren't particularly collectible, as good as they are.
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Yeah, do whatever you want with it, make it new or different and make yourself happy. They aren't particularly collectible, as good as they are.
yep jim is right.very good guitars plays n sounds great.as for value id say its second from bottom, dbk is the cheapest jem.all that said still a great guitar.
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If you decide to repaint it just be aware that some people
will consider it's value to be less because it's no longer original.
If you want to keep it original you could get someone to
repair the chips like rob777vdy did. It's less destructive in my
opinion.
know of a reputable place to have the repaiers done in the US?
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It would help if you posted your location in your profile (**like every new member should**).....

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I'm the guy who got the JEM777VBK from rob777vdy and I can't even see the repair...should've gone to SpecSavers

I'd get the body stripped and swirled! The VBK is practically a GMC in a 777 series pickup-mounted pickguard configuration and not 77 body-mounted/clear pickguard layout...

I put GMC-style pickups in mine and it looks killer:

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It would help if you posted your location in your profile (**like every new member should**).....

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I'm in maryland sorry..
I never seem to get around to those things...to busy playing
But I wasn't really counting local I was counting on quality.
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