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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem77V-BK discontinued?

Just checking out the new Jem70V 'premium' and realised that the Jem77VBK is no longer listed on the Ibanez website (Japan) http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg_...=2012&cat_id=1

Does this mean that its going to be discontinued?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

Looks like it from the website. Sea Foam Premium Jem? Not sure if it will cut thru to collectors. Maybe it will be like the Blue Sparkle and have some later collector appeal simply because nobody wanted one and it is slightly on the uglier side of pretty.
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

The 77VBK never seemed to really get a lot of love. They regularly sell used for hundreds less than a 7VWH, despite costing more money new.
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

Going to buy one now before they all go, never liked the bling of the 7V - couldnt live with mine!
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

I see them sell for $1000 used now days
It is like a JEM10 wanna-be
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

I was gonna say, you'd be a sucker to pay over $1200 for one, maybe $1300 if it were dead mint.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

I think my 77Vbk is every bit as attractive as my 7Vwh. It certainly gets as many compliments, and most in my family like it the best of all of my guitars. As with most Jems, if Vai doesn't use it live, the appeal is not as big. With the 7Vwh,,,,,,,that's been THE VAI GUITAR for about two decades now. Obviously, it will be the most recognized and this new relic'd EVO - makes sense to me. Personally, I don't think I'll buy another Jem unless one comes out that appeals to me as much as the two I have. Yeah, one is black and one is white, but they are the best looking Jems ever to me.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

The 77VBK is in fact discontinued. I think it's a great axe...never added it to my collection but I've played it many times and the neck shape, rosewood board and Breed pickups were always a winning combination. I also think the black they used is more like super glossy Steinway piano black...just classy all the way.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

Definitely looks way better in person than in any ad. So, for those who haven't had a chance to view it in person, you're not getting the full effect of how it really looks. Looks even more amazing under stage lights
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I think my 77Vbk is every bit as attractive as my 7Vwh. It certainly gets as many compliments, and most in my family like it the best of all of my guitars. As with most Jems, if Vai doesn't use it live, the appeal is not as big. With the 7Vwh,,,,,,,that's been THE VAI GUITAR for about two decades now. Obviously, it will be the most recognized and this new relic'd EVO - makes sense to me. Personally, I don't think I'll buy another Jem unless one comes out that appeals to me as much as the two I have. Yeah, one is black and one is white, but they are the best looking Jems ever to me.

I agree. I have a 7VWH and was thinking of adding a 77VBK, until I ran into a great deal on a UV777BK. The same thing applies, however. The contrast between the black and white is cool.
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

never bought a playing jem till the 77vbk was released. cant stand a white guitar. the 77vbk is every bit as good as a 7vwh. the breed pickups were great but i have put a set of evos in mine just for the hell of it.
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Crap. That was back-burner purchase for me someday.
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Crap. That was back-burner purchase for me someday.
me too. that was my favourite of the (previously) current jems.
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

I'm sure they're still in stock if you look, and you don't have to look too hard, I have a few
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Re: Jem77V-BK discontinued?

Yeah, but after my recent semi-stupid 7VSBL purchase from evilBay, I have a while to build up the financial wherewithal. (semi-stupid for money reasons, it's a great axe in near-perfect shape)

I'm actually surprised it didn't sell well enough to keep. It's at least as good-looking as the UV777BK and that thing's been around almost 15 years!
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