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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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How can I tell if a jem is a fake

There is a brand new ibanez jem77vbk that I want to buy but I am not sure how to tell if one is fake or not.

On my jem7vwh the back of it says team J craft made in japan and a serial number.

This is a 2007 jemm77vbk on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-Ibanez-...item232a1041bf

It has the same team J craft but another little box on the right that mine doesn't have.

The new jem I want has that little box on the right only and the serial number is under it and it says made in japan.

Is this a fake or should I not worry?

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It won't let me post the picture of the serial number it says my quota is exceeded. But if you click on ebay link and look at the back of that guitar mine this one has the serial number and made in japan but it has it under the box on the right of the team j craft
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Those attachments aren't viewable....well for me anyway
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The serial number is F1100514
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Those attachments aren't viewable....well for me anyway
Hmmm thats weird, I clicked the the paperclip symbol to attach files so it should have worked.
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edit: derp you mean the one youre looking at. whyd you post that auction haha... I cant tell from those pictures dude. Get bigger ones

Its real. Those tuners are also the absolute best money can buy. Also has locking studs, brass block, stainless screws...

man if you're in the market for a jem, thats DEFINITELY the one to buy.
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edit: derp you mean the one youre looking at. whyd you post that auction haha... I cant tell from those pictures dude. Get bigger ones

Its real. Those tuners are also the absolute best money can buy. Also has locking studs, brass block, stainless screws...

man if you're in the market for a jem, thats DEFINITELY the one to buy.
No no. The one on ebay is not the one I am looking at.

I posted pictures of the one I am looking at but apparently people can't see it? I just posted the one ebay because that one says 2007 and what is printed on the back of the head unit is different than the jem 7vvbk I want to buy which according to its serial number was made in 2011.
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Re: How can I tell if a jem is a fake

This is the guitar

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-IBANEZ-S...301#vi-content

In this picture you can see the back of it so you see what I am talking about. Is this legit or fake?
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It looks like ibanez switched to this trem recently? The serial number says that guitar is made in 2011 so the trem is different from the above ebay listing I posted where it says 2007.

Here is the trem on the new jem uv http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Ibanez-J...item589892b883 it appears to be the same one on the jem I want to buy.
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http://jelyfingerguitars.com/images/JEM77FP2-4.jpg

The serial number on this jem77fp2 is presented the same way as on the guitar I want to get but without those 3 x's at the end
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Its real.
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Its real.
how can you tell?
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how can you tell?
correct shape, right trem, right pickups, the inlay is correct, the entire guitar is just correct. Fakes have at least one blaring giveaway on them, usually its obvious.

I've only seen one brand of "fake" that fooled me for a second, but inlays were wrong, and the plastic bits weren't shaped exactly the same.

All that plus they are a reputable seller with good feedback
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correct shape, right trem, right pickups, the inlay is correct, the entire guitar is just correct. Fakes have at least one blaring giveaway on them, usually its obvious.

I've only seen one brand of "fake" that fooled me for a second, but inlays were wrong, and the plastic bits weren't shaped exactly the same.

All that plus they are a reputable seller with good feedback
Yea what made me nervous was how the serial number was etched in. But I guess for 2011 and around then thats how they did it. I googled a picture of the jem7vv fp2 and the serial number is printed the same way so I guess thats just how they did it for jems then. I the new green jem uv it is again completely printed differently than before as well.
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Re: How can I tell if a jem is a fake

I've just bought and paid for a Jem 7v J Craft custom I hope it is not fake! I paid with paypal and called them to make sure the payment was protected they said it is up to 5000, so when the guitar arrived I'll post pictures for the veterans here.
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