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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Non neon color JEMs

I remember when the JEM's first came out, there were two, I guess one could call them basic JEM guitars. In ads, there was a black JEM with pink pickups and a root beer JEM which also had pink pickups. A not so nice carved out monkey grip (with no finger grooves) was also on them. I don't think I've ever come across one anywhere on the net (the 'bay or otherwise). Did they actually ever come out or did the green, pink & yellow JEM's the only ones to ever get released?
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Re: Non neon color JEMs

Yes they came out and occaissionally you can find them on evilbay.
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Re: Non neon color JEMs

yea, root beer JEM and JEM7PBK (black w/white pups) had a different longer monkey grip with no finger grooves - a PBK just went on the bay for £850 - I wanted it but my wallet wouldnt allow it
a root beer also went recently on the bay - I think it went for around $1500
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Re: Non neon color JEMs

Thanks guys. I just never recalled ever seeing them in stores when they were new. Not like there were no guitar stores in NY 20 years ago .
I remember the neons and then nothing until the floral one came out.
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Re: Non neon color JEMs

Actually, the neons came first in '87. The RB came next and the PBK after that.

http://www.jemsite.com/jem/production.htm

The RBs are a little more common to find than the PBK, but not by much.

What part of LI are you from? I'm in Plainview.

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Re: Non neon color JEMs

Root beer and PBK are not the only early non-neon Jems: there is the VBK (black with a green vine) and two FPs
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