Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: Value of a beaten up 777dy
It still may be new enough as far as vintage goes that people may still expect things in great condition but one day ANY Jem will bring in money due to scarcity.
Look at the damaged pre-CBS Fenders and pre-Norlin Gibsons people are ready to buy despite refins, trashed frets, and dings so bad most of the paint is scratched off the body. I think it's coming to a time that any Jem is worth buying if the price is right. Then you can fix it up but even then a refret or swapping out original pickups or hardware could seriously hurt the value of the instrument.