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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-2015, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why is it "Unknown" how many 77BRMR's were made?

Anything I've ever seen is that it is 'Unknown' how many JEM 77BRMR (The Bad Horsie Mirrored Jem) were made. Is that true? Does anyone have a guess if so? Or is that impossible to know?

Also, is it unknown because they truly don't know or is it unknown because they don't want us to know?
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Re: Why is it "Unknown" how many 77BRMR's were made?

It 'used' to be because no-one bothered to actually keep track. Units were ordered, manufactured, shipped and sold, but allegedly, Hoshino/fujigen didn't bother to add everything up.

These days, the probably just can't be bothered to put the info into the form that would be redacted enough to release.
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Re: Why is it "Unknown" how many 77BRMR's were made?

Hoshino keeps very good records or we wouldn't have the production numbers we do. They have no reason to tell us though. It's not like private companies need to report production statistics, they don't, so we don't get them. They do give us statistics on Limited Editions and honestly that's enough for me.
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Re: Why is it "Unknown" how many 77BRMR's were made?

Yup!
There's no way they don't know how many units of each guitar is made. That's just silly from a business perspective. I'm sure they know exactly how much in material comes in and how many guitars go out the door.
There's just no reason to broadcast that information though outside of limited editions, where such a count is relevant.
I would also bet good money that Hoshino keeps better data than most musical instrument companies.
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Re: Why is it "Unknown" how many 77BRMR's were made?

Cool, I thought I'd read on here that Hoshino hadn't 'kept' records which is very counter intuitive from what I have seen ofJapanese business culture.

That Hoshino won't tell anyone who doesn't need to know is very typical of what I've seen.
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Re: Why is it "Unknown" how many 77BRMR's were made?

Well they had to have had records to know when the 77,777 production landmark was, right...?
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Re: Why is it "Unknown" how many 77BRMR's were made?

One of my favourite Jems of all time. I could comb my hair with it!
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