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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Jem7vwh with light discoloration on neck - should I pay

I've been ranting about the new Jem 7vwh I'm about to buy. Actually, I have put a down payment on it (that is rufundable of course, should i decide I don't want it). *I notice that on the fretboard (actually not on it, but on the top of the fretboard) there is some slight discoloration, it looks a bit faded; almost pinker. *I hope im being clear about the location - the part of the fretboard that joins with the wood of the neck, where the fret 'dots' are; the part you see when your playing the guitar and you look down at it. (where your thumb often overlaps).

It is a small area around the 5th fret that has some discoloration. *The discoloraton is about 2 cm long, and looks kinda like a 'wipe' of discolouration. *The fretboard itself is immaculate. *
Should I be paying full price for this? *Is it a minor thing, or should I demand a discount? I don't remember seeing any indication that its a 2nd guitar (a defect marked by ibanez)
HELP!! *

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 03:13 AM
 
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If it bothers you tell the dealor about it. I doubt it's anything to worry about as far as playablity goes but you have noticed it and it is an issue to you none-the-less...
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I'd say it probably, almost definately won't be a problem. Must have just sqeaked by Ibanez's QC... or maybe it happened at the store. It wouldn't hurt to ask the store to knock a little off... maybe $100? $200? After all, YOU are the buyer, and it will still be a damn nice guitar. It's a JEM.
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that is what happens when you build guitars from WOOD That is not defective, etc. Good luck... glen
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 09:28 AM
 
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What Glen said.

Maple can occasionally have some real pink almost bordering on red spots (I have a piece in front of me that looks like it's got blotchy measles
It's not a defect, just that that cut had a little pink in it.

Just think of it as the trees birth mark :biggrin:

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 07:06 PM
 
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I wouldn't be worried about it. The tree birthmark is a cute idea!

I'm also one of the few person's on the planet who don't really care if their gear gets beat up or not. I don't mean like banging it up on purpose, but a scratch or two here and there won't make me cry or use the gear less. (Unless I plan on reselling it...in which case....I'm an anally retentive bastard..)
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:frog:

There are actualy lighter areas on the ebony fretboard of my 90HAM (they just look like veins...). Give me another one with a "perfect" black fretboard, and I'll answer you : "No thanks, it's not mine !"

As Huey Lewis would say, "And that's the power of wood". OK, this one was lame, but true (isn't it the title of a Metallica tune ?)

Ok, time to go to bed in Europe, now... But don't worry, it'sonly wood !
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2002, 03:12 PM
 
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Ebony can have very light streeks on it. I have an ebony board which has almost white-ish grain on it. I think it looks kinda cool. But then again my 7v has a 100 black board, almost looks like matt plastic. I think that looks even better.. :-)
But it feels and sounds the same, so. I don't think you'll get some kind of discount out of it.
Uniqeness, remember..
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