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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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team j craft and 7 77 777..

Hello from Greece!!
ii own a rg 450 ldbk '97 and i am about to buy a jem!
2 main questions here..what is the difference of ibanez made and j craft made?
second which from 7 77 77 is better and what it means?i saw a relative thread here but could not clear my confusion..
Now what do you think about jem 777 DY,SK?do they pay their collectable cost in sound?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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Re: team j craft and 7 77 777..

J - craft is simply referring to the made in Japan (MIJ) prestige guitars that are made in Fujigen. They are higher quality - and more expensive - than the main line of Ibanez guitars that are made in Korea. I have a J - Craft RG Prestige and it is a very nice instrument...but it was fairly expensive. The J - Craft guitars are typically set up better and apparently there is more attention to detail with fret leveling & finishing. My J - craft Prestige was set up perfectly from the factory with smooth fret edges.

I also have a Jem 7vwh, which is also a very nice guitar...I wouldn't say it's any higher quality than my RG prestige but I like the neck on the Jem 7vwh better than the RG prestige neck becasue the new prestige necks are too wide for me.

I have not played a Jem777 DY (I wish) but those guitars are expensive and should hold their value well.

hope this helps...
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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hmm i see...but how one can order a Jem and that it will be made from J craft??
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I have not played a Jem777 DY (I wish) but those guitars are expensive and should hold their value well.
There not too expensive as long as you're not wanting a mint 1987. There's a couple of SKs and a DY in the classifieds right now.

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Now what do you think about jem 777 DY,SK?do they pay their collectable cost in sound?
In my humble opinion; yes. I bought a 777DY because I always saw them in pawn shops and wanted one as a teenager. What I wasn't expecting is a guitar that spoiled me against new Ibanez guitars. I could write seven or eight paragraphs describing every nuance of what excites be about that guitar, and you can PM me if you want details, but I can sum it up pretty well.

At some point, I think your average Ibanez became a little *too* refined. I see the AANJ and the various iterations of the Edge (even the Zero) as honest attempts at improvement. The point where I feel they became too refined is whenever they started doing 5-piece necks.

Do not misunderstand me, those necks are fantastic. They're definately something Ibanez is entitled to use as a selling point. However, the way they feel versus a one-piece is like night and day to me. They feel less like a raw, organic, heavy rock superstrat and more like slick, sterile, Nu-metal machine. If I wanted that, I'd buy a Schecter or an ESP.

I feel sad because I really like Ibanez, but I've just come to realize that the only Ibanez guitars I could see myself buying at this point all have 77 or 777 in the model name.
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I believe all the new Jems are Prestige series and are made in Japan
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 03:08 AM
 
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Re: team j craft and 7 77 777..

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I believe all the new Jems are Prestige series and are made in Japan
Nope. Not the cheap ones.
All Jems with a 7 are MIJ.
Team J-Craft or not is not relevant for Jem 7s they are all MIJ and the Team J-Craft was only a marketing gag.
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^ 505's are MIJ too.
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Re: team j craft and 7 77 777..

i still say the 777 jems were the best guitars ibanez ever made.
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