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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Unread 06-30-2019, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is my new Jem 7V in White fake or real?

Yesterday I got a sweet deal on a 2002 Ibanez Jem 7V white that I couldn’t pass. It has the lo pro edge tremolo (push in) and ebony fretboard. It’s honestly the smoothest guitar I’ve ever owned! I know there are a lot of fakes out there though. I posted pictures so I can hear your opinion. The serial number as shown is sort of rubbed off due to the previous owner (a blind man) had a pick holder on the headstock and where he placed the adhesive just so happened to be right on the serial number and “Made in Japan”. But from what I understand about JEMs, everything checks out so far. So let’s hear it, real or fake?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Unread 06-30-2019, 01:59 AM
 
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Re: Is my new Jem 7V in White fake or real?

looks real to me...proper aging on the pickups, etc...d.m.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Unread 06-30-2019, 03:49 AM
 
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Re: Is my new Jem 7V in White fake or real?

It's real, and a good year too. Looks sweet!
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Unread 06-30-2019, 08:47 PM
 
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Re: Is my new Jem 7V in White fake or real?

Wooden case with pink liner too, they are so much better than the ****ty plastic cases.

Edit : It's real.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Unread 07-03-2019, 06:35 PM
 
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Re: Is my new Jem 7V in White fake or real?

Lo Pro Edge & ebony fretboard... sweet & legit.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Unread 07-03-2019, 06:56 PM
 
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Re: Is my new Jem 7V in White fake or real?

I have two of this of 2002 and for the photos they are perfectly the same mine, only I see that the pickups of the bridge and of the neck that were exchanged.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Unread 07-05-2019, 11:02 AM
 
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Re: Is my new Jem 7V in White fake or real?

That is a legit JEM. You're lucky because the older white JEM's with the ebony fretboard are highly sought after. Congrats!!!
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That is a legit JEM. You're lucky because the older white JEM's with the ebony fretboard are highly sought after. Congrats!!!
thank you I appreciate you’re input! I’m stilling learning about them! I actually got a really good de on it!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Unread 07-09-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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Re: Is my new Jem 7V in White fake or real?

That's a beautiful one. Looks legit to me either.
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