JS1000BP - production differences? - 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 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: AB, Canada
Posts: 706
JS1000BP - production differences?

I was looking at two seemingly legitimate JS1000s on an evil auction site and I noticed a curious difference.

One had a solid trem cavity cover on the back and the back of the headstock was blank (no serial #). The other had a trem cavity cover with a window (you could see the springs through the back), and the back of the headstock had a printed serial #.

What gives? Are they both genuine?
Inzane is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: AB, Canada
Posts: 706
Re: JS1000BP - production differences?

Wow, did I ask a really dumb question, or does nobody really know the answer?
Inzane is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 09:43 PM
Dino's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,774
Re: JS1000BP - production differences?

Dino is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 10:50 PM
Rich's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 25,844
Re: JS1000BP - production differences?

There have been many variations to JS's over the years. You'd do well to familiarize yourself with them instead of asking generic questions that would require lengthy answers.
Rich is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2008, 06:20 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 64
Reviews: 7
Re: JS1000BP - production differences?

Ill tell you know; mine has an open back trem (a window) and lacks a serial #. I guess my JS is just unlucky lol

I think that both are genuine, as Rich says, there are so many different variations. So many that it is very hard to know if it is genuine or not.

Ill give you a website if you like which has tables showing which variation of JS was made from which years:

TheYoungGuitarist is offline  

js1000 , js1000bp

Quick Reply

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


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:


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
js1000bp jamiejamiejamiewalsh Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 10 12-07-2007 04:39 AM
Just Came Home With My New JS1000BP Troubleman Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 11 10-28-2006 02:18 PM
My new JS1000BP Vaituoso777 Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 5 12-07-2004 06:07 PM
what's the differences between JS1000's year or production? jimbojim Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 1 10-11-2003 02:10 AM
Pre-Production vs. Production USA Customs TAorama All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 14 05-13-2003 02:33 PM

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