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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-21-2020, 12:18 PM
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I confirmed these are made in Korea, repainted in LACS. Spoke to Fathoms events and they spoke to Ibanez/Steve. I wanted one but passed given this fact. If Japan i would have snagged.
$7000 for a Korean guitar? The JSART guitars were japanese and they were $6000. That's ridiculous and it should have been stated from the get go.
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post #32 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-21-2020, 02:19 PM
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Re: Steve Vai - Art Show and Painted guitars Dec 7 - Jan 4

Actually it was stated on the Gallery site (see previous post above). The 7VP will be used the basis for these guitars.
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Re: Steve Vai - Art Show and Painted guitars Dec 7 - Jan 4

that's still a ridiculous price in my opinion
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So that would make it a indo model, which would make sense because it had an edge trem not the cheap trem that comes on the korean guitars. But yeah it's definitely over priced.
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Re: Steve Vai - Art Show and Painted guitars Dec 7 - Jan 4

There are no Jems made in Korea. The last Jem to be made in Korea was the 'budget' Jem555. Production ceased in 2008 and moved to Indonesia.

As of 2020 all Jems are made in Indonesia. They are no longer made in Japan, as Pia production is underway there..

The Red & Yellow guitars appears to be based on a 7VP and the Blue guitar appears to be a 7VP body with a 77P-BFP neck.
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This is the best, and if I was to give up my 77FP, it'd be for this one here. It's kind of cool that with all the artwork going on here, the front loaded electronics just blend in with the whole look. Nice job Steve.
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I think these are awesome. All of them.
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Re: Steve Vai - Art Show and Painted guitars Dec 7 - Jan 4

Anyone else think this is what we should have gotten, instead of the PIA?
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Re: Steve Vai - Art Show and Painted guitars Dec 7 - Jan 4

Yes, but made in Japan!
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There are no Jems made in Korea. The last Jem to be made in Korea was the 'budget' Jem555. Production ceased in 2008 and moved to Indonesia.

As of 2020 all Jems are made in Indonesia. They are no longer made in Japan, as Pia production is underway there..

The Red & Yellow guitars appears to be based on a 7VP and the Blue guitar appears to be a 7VP body with a 77P-BFP neck.
You're right. In my mind, korea, indonesia, same thing. For $7k and an expression of art these should be Japanese FGN made. I was ready to pull trigger and was taken aback by this and ultimately decided to pass. Poor judgement.
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$7000 for a Korean guitar? The JSART guitars were japanese and they were $6000. That's ridiculous and it should have been stated from the get go.
You're right! Hard for me to back into this. Collectors care about quality.
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You're right! Hard for me to back into this. Collectors care about quality.
You think guitars Steve is having LACS rework will lack quality for that price? He's augmenting every one / spending time on every one. I really don't see how Steve could have his name and work on something that isn't top notch personally. Yes it's a lot of money but only 9 of these exist. I wish I pulled the trigger on a set.
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You're right! Hard for me to back into this. Collectors care about quality.
You think guitars Steve is having LACS rework will lack quality for that price? He's augmenting every one / spending time on every one. I really don't see how Steve could have his name and work on something that isn't top notch personally. Yes it's a lot of money but only 9 of these exist. I wish I pulled the trigger on a set.
Steve isn’t painting the for sale models. LACS taking the Indonesian model and repainting then (that’s it). Steve’s not painting them. And they’re not working on the guitar. Just a paint job.
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Re: Steve Vai - Art Show and Painted guitars Dec 7 - Jan 4

As it appeared in the language, the "art" was going to be a print applied just like the BFP print. The whole gallery show was prints. I think at best Steve does some hyrodoodles and maybe a personalization on the backs.
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Re: Steve Vai - Art Show and Painted guitars Dec 7 - Jan 4

Well that's disappointing then... they could easily have done these as production models. I'd have gotten one in a heartbeat, and I don't doubt there would be people willing to get all three.
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