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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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A question about JEM cases

I'm wondering if a case was included for all models of JEMs throughout the years. My question was prompted by a thread about an older JEM no longer having the case. I'm wondering because, when I bought my 7VWH in 2000, I didn't get a case with it. I assumed it was extra, and I really didn't have a need for it. I remember that I had to order the guitar, and when I picked it up, it was in an Ibanez box, which I still have. I'm just wondering if I was supposed to get a case with it.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Re: A question about JEM cases

if it was a new guitar i would think so.
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Before 2005, when everything made in Japan started to come with the included TJC case [at least unt6il 2010], only Limited editions came with a case included in the List price. If you got a case or not depended on who you bought it from, how much you paid, if you ordered and paid for the case, etc. I always priced everything with a case while dealers like GC NEVER price anything with the case, including Limiteds where they would split the case off and sell separate.
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Re: A question about JEM cases

Jems didn't come with cases until the early-mid 2000's, when they started shipping with those cheap plastic Prestige cases. Before that, you had to buy the case separate, and your best option was the UV1000C, which was the most popular choice. Most of the old Jems you see for sale include the pink lined case which was never sold with the guitar....it was an extra purchase if you wanted it.
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cheap plastic Prestige cases. .
I love those cases. Why don't you like em?
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Re: A question about JEM cases

the one thing I really hate about my Prestige case for my 7VWh is that when you have the lid open it sits at exactly 90 degrees and constantly closes on you if you bump it. If it would open up past 90 degrees just that little bit further then they'd be perfect.

Oh and the pin from one of the hinges keeps falling out. Not the best cases but far from the worst.
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Before 2005, when everything made in Japan started to come with the included TJC case [at least unt6il 2010], only Limited editions came with a case included in the List price. If you got a case or not depended on who you bought it from, how much you paid, if you ordered and paid for the case, etc. I always priced everything with a case while dealers like GC NEVER price anything with the case, including Limiteds where they would split the case off and sell separate.

I bought it at local music shop, and like I said, I had to order it. It came in the Ibanez box. So yeah, it sounds like I would have needed to order the case extra.

Thanks to everyone for your replies.
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I love those cases. Why don't you like em?
The last 3 new Jems I bought came with these cases. On one, the latches were so loose they would open at will. On the other, it wouldn't stay in the open position without the lid falling on the guitar. It also never closed right, the alignment was off. I also dislike the fact that the accessory pocket is too small. But then again, I grew up on the Jems of the 80's and 90's, and the pink lined case was just part of the package, and synonomous with the jem guitar... so, I guess I will always be partial to those. The first thing I do these days when I get a new Jem is sell that plastic case and upgrade to the UV1000C. Of course, this is all my personal opinion andin no way meant to disrespect those that like the case....to each his own!
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I do agree that the lid kind of stinks on the TJC cases and I dislike that all that is keeping the lid from flopping over backwards is a spot of glue, but otherwise it is my favorite of all the Ibanez cases. I like that it holds the guitar very securely and I like the tool bin with the lid on it.
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The last 3 new Jems I bought came with these cases. On one, the latches were so loose they would open at will. On the other, it wouldn't stay in the open position without the lid falling on the guitar. It also never closed right, the alignment was off. I also dislike the fact that the accessory pocket is too small. But then again, I grew up on the Jems of the 80's and 90's, and the pink lined case was just part of the package, and synonomous with the jem guitar... so, I guess I will always be partial to those. The first thing I do these days when I get a new Jem is sell that plastic case and upgrade to the UV1000C. Of course, this is all my personal opinion andin no way meant to disrespect those that like the case....to each his own!
What do you usually sell them for?
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hmm my two prestige ibby cases from 2006 and 2007 are both fine with the lids, the 20th anniv rg550 however has the 90 degree problem and will not stay open, one hand have to use to keep lid up while other hand gets guitar in and out, annoying
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Re: A question about JEM cases

I bought a used '03 JEM 7VSBL last week and the seller had the original case...but when I bought my JS1000 in 2001 (brand new).....no case
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