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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Were all Jems made in Japan or not?

Are all Jems made in Japan, even if they do not have the nomenclature on the headstock?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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Re: Were all Jems made in Japan or not?

I believe so for the Jem7v 77 and UV777. I think the 505 were made in korea but im not sure.
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I believe so for the Jem7v 77 and UV777. I think the 505 were made in korea but im not sure.
The 555 was made in Korea, the 505 is made in Japan.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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Re: Were all Jems made in Japan or not?

Is the 505 considered prestige because it was made in Japan or is it like the JS100 compared to JS1000 in terms of quality
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 03:46 PM
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Re: Were all Jems made in Japan or not?

The 505 > JS100

The 555 = JS100
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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Re: Were all Jems made in Japan or not?

The 505 is a regular Jem, just without the frills. Basic looks and V series pickups. But a Jem neck, original edge, and the build quality of a real Jem.
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... even if they do not have the nomenclature on the headstock?
check on the neck plate:

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 04:27 AM
 
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Re: Were all Jems made in Japan or not?

The only guitars wich were non Japanese are the JEM555 and the JEMjr.
The rest is all japanese made.
I owned a 555 once and traded it for a JEM777DY wich played fabiously.
From there to a '88 JEM77FP, a electronic drumkit...
Now I owe a brand new JEM7VSBL (signed by Steve), a JEM505WH and a Ovation CSE2258TY double neck.

Whatever people may say about the JEM505, I think it's a briljant guitar with an astonishing, beautiful and superb finish and playability.
I take it out of the case more than my JEM7VSBL...

And I love my Ovation so much!
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