Re: Help to identify if this Ibanez is real or fake
Is the trader the original owner? Did you ask for receipt of purchase? Looks like a clean JSM with the standard prestige artstar/artist machine heads installed and JSM ones removed. Perhaps the original owner removed them along with the JSM cover and body sticker, i won't speculate why but some value is lost without the body sticker & paperwork. Ask the owner and see what they say.
The JSM has more value than the Carvin if both were fully mint with all original paperwork.
I personally would ask for a some more high quality photos to rule out any damage and do the trade barring any structural issues.