Re: Real or fake.... need help ASAP
IMO, the original of these were made during the time that Korean guitars (the half vine) were notably sub-par in comparison to Japanese made guitars. (ie. more chance of getting a dud out of Korea than Japan).
I remember when they came out and were new. In Aus they had the same price tag as an RG550. There was absolutely no justification in buying one, unless you absolutely had to have a guitar that said VAI on the 24th fret, and has Jem Jr on the headstock...and had a handle cut into the body.
These were never a desired Jem. I doubt anyone would copy it.
That said, the one you have there is one of the newer Jem Jr's with just the dot inlays.
If you want it, desire it, love it, then buy it. It looks like a real one, the monkey grip is in the right place and is the right size, and the headstock shape and logo are all correct. It's a good "copy" if it is one, IMO.
Last edited by wilch; 10-13-2013 at 12:55 AM.