Re: Is it real?
Paid $500, and my MC guarantees refund if it is fraud.
I may loose on shipping charges, but that depends on the Canada Post if they accept "return to sender".
Just battling with the decision to cancell the order, or return to sender, or take it home and examine it really close. If the hardware is original (pickups, tuners, electronics and tremolo) then it must be original (so I am convincing myself =;-)
A friend of mine has the same model Jem and has pointed out the jack cover screws, as well as locking nut screws (not through neck), bridge cover screw location, but those may be variations because of the year of production, outsourcing etc.
It is hard to compare the inlays and logo from the picture. The scallops were on some of them while on the others were not according to some posts on this forum.
There is so much confusion and conflicting information here, and the fakers got to be so good at faking it, that with the proper hardware, copies are as good as the originals. Does it matter then if you buy original or replica? Are we getting into similar situation as during the Gibson/Fender Japanise copies lawsuit era?
Remember, Japanese producing copies of instruments superior to originals?
Yeah, I know, I know it does matter.
Thank you for advice, keep it coming as I am leaning towards taking it home for close examination.
Is there a place to verify serial number on that thing?