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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Questions about Jem BFP

Hi All,

Have a couple questions here....I just bought a Blue Floral Jem off the bay, and I am wondering what kind of case is original to this guitar? Mine is a cheap-looking black plastic case with grey fluffy interior padding that has a metal rectangular tag near the handle that says "Ibanez Prestige Deluxe".

Also, Where on this guitar can one find a serial number, other than the neckplate? In other words, how to verify it is authentic?

Third, What would be the best way to clean the rusty hardware, and to remove some super glue from the body surface?

Thanks!
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Hey Bernie....it would be best to post pics for us to really help (don't worry about cleaning it up first) I think the case is an M150, but would have to see the pics........

BTW.... the neckplate is the only place you'll find a serial# (assuming you already checked the back of the headstock....LOL)
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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Re: Questions about Jem BFP

Take the neck off and it as well as the body should be stamped. The BFP isn't usually copied though.

Heres mine.



And put together, it should look like this.




I'm 99% sure it would have come with a pink lined case like this...


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Take the neck off and it as well as the body should be stamped.

Heres mine.


Still waiting for you to sell me this thing....LOL!!!
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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Re: Questions about Jem BFP

Its honestly my least favorite of all my Jems. I don't get along with maple too well apparently.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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Re: Questions about Jem BFP

Mine is a 91 model your case is not the original mine is black hard case with pink ibanez lettering on the outside and a pink liner inside mine also has a sticker behind the headstock with the serial number
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Re: Questions about Jem BFP

Do they all have the serial number on the back of neck? MIne does not Thanks to everyone for the replies,

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Do they all have the serial number on the back of neck? MIne does not
Serial number only on the neckplate. No-one has ever faked a BFP.

M150 case looks like this: http://www.ibanezrules.com/images/us...4/IMG_7823.JPG

They certainly didn't all come with pink lined cases, particularly in Europe it appears - I owned two with original cases that were not pink (and not the M150 either).

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2011, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Questions about Jem BFP

Thanks everyone....can anyone identify this case? it is **** auction # 130573740341...that is the case mine came with.

Also, it appears that the screws on eht pickguard and back plates are supposed to be black, and not chrome, can anyone verify this?

Thanks again
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The screws are suppose to be black I had mine since 1991 when I bought it new . For some reason mine came with the serial number in a sticker in the back of the headstock. My favorite guitar.
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Re: Questions about Jem BFP

Took the guitar apart today....everything checks out. THanks for all the input

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