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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2020, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mystery Jem: Is it Fake or Cool Custom?

Got this guy about a year ago and am just wondering the legitimacy of it. Any help is much appreciated! I did notice one of the knobs is replaced, but she did have fact new plastics on pick guard and pickups at time of purchase.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2020, 03:10 PM
 
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Re: Mystery Jem: Is it Fake or Cool Custom?

Definitely a fake
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2020, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Mystery Jem: Is it Fake or Cool Custom?

Thanks for letting me know! Out of curiosity what is the tell?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2020, 03:58 PM
 
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Re: Mystery Jem: Is it Fake or Cool Custom?

Everything, every single thing is wrong from the hardware, pickups, the shapes, the logos, the visible wood, the finish, the construction.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2020, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Mystery Jem: Is it Fake or Cool Custom?

Hahaha well thanks a million for the heads up gents! I didn't pay much for it, just glad I'm not about to rip another poor soul off
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2020, 07:44 PM
 
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Re: Mystery Jem: Is it Fake or Cool Custom?

Chibanez!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2020, 08:00 PM
 
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Chibanez! That monkey grip makes my eyes bleed..
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That headstock looks really bad! Sorry man!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 11:05 AM
 
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Re: Mystery Jem: Is it Fake or Cool Custom?

Yep! That's a Chibanez alright. Like BigBazz wrote, it's everything that is wrong with that guitar. Glad you came to the right place to authenticate that knock-off. I ordered one for the heck of it and it was pure crap. Lucky I didn't spend much money for it.

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