Re: This real?
I am the one who posted this ad and it is a real deal. As for the price, I have never seen a 77FP in an excellent condition going for $1200. Considering the rarity and condition of this guitar, the price is reasonable. Now it is time to settle the reissue dispute. While it is true that this guitar is not an original 1988 Jem77 FP, it'd be grossly misleading to call it a reissue. Just because the guitar was not available in the States for a ling time, it doens't mean that it never saw the light of day elsewhere. In fact, in Japan 77FPs got discontinued in 2003. Up until that time, they had been available for sale in Japan and other parts of the world. The honorary title of "15th anniversary" was a mere sales pitch that reflected the market situation in the United States. Reissue would have been more proper a title if the production of the guitar were completely discontinued worldwide. That's not the case. I believe the main reason for public reluctance to buy reissue models is poor workmanship and craftsmanship possibly resulting from many years of dormancy. The 77FP went on production from 1988 to 2003. It was during that time I purchased the guitar.