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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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ibanez jem vs j custom

is it true j custom guitar quality and material use workmanship better than ibanez JEM guitars?
j custom pricing is base on quality workmanship of the luthier and material use..but ibanez jem pricing
is expensive because of signature series endorsement and just average material use and production luthier
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 05:05 AM
 
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It depends on if Kosuke Fujishima was working the day the guitar in question was built. ^ ^
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because my friend told me that ibanez jem is only prestige jem with signature endorsement thats i why its expensive...but j custom is built using the best material use ,high quality product and built by the best ibanez luthier...so he said j custom are far better and superior than jem guitars...how true is this?
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Re: ibanez jem vs j custom

j customs have way more better quality then the jems imho
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because my friend told me that ibanez jem is only prestige jem with signature endorsement thats i why its expensive...but j custom is built using the best material use ,high quality product and built by the best ibanez luthier...so he said j custom are far better and superior than jem guitars...how true is this?
IMO they're both very good guitars. I tried a 2001 7vwh, 80s 77FP, and they're about as solid as my j custom. Tone-wise I prefer mahogany&maple top to basswood/alder body of the JEM.
I dunno about newer JEMs though.
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Re: ibanez jem vs j custom

It's more a finishing thing, the j customs have a bit of a better fret dress with rounded fret ends. The overall materials IMHO are of the same high quality, bearing in mid we only see them at the finished stage.

I have several Jems but no j-customs as I'm not really into the whole 'furniture guitar' mahogany/figured maple thing that much. Having seen to the Jems over time I don't find that j-customs play any better.

My favourite j customs are the RG paint guitars, which a basically super special RG570s. Perfect in my book
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Re: ibanez jem vs j custom

Well my jem77fp2 is more expensive than j custom...maybe better resale value too
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Well my jem77fp2 is more expensive than j custom...maybe better resale value too
That's debatable. I'm sure there are recent J Custom models that are more expensive than the FP2.
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what j custom model is that?
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what j custom model is that?
There are several J Customs that are priced over $3000.00



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in singapore the rg8470 and some other j custom cost $3500+ after discount...list price around $4000+...jem77fp2 cost $4500+ after discount...list price $7000....singapore dollars
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Well my jem77fp2 is more expensive than j custom...maybe better resale value too

Ishibashi Music Jem77FP2 288,000 yen


Some J Customs currently for sale in Japan:


Ibanez JCRG11R-GTE/BLE: 420,000 yen


Ibanez Kurosawa Original j.custom MRG15: 315,000 yen


Ibanez Kurosawa Original j.custom MRG14: 325,000 yen


Ibanez Kurosawa Original j.custom MRG12: 398,000 yen


There are other J Customs that would be way up there in price as well, actually finding them for sale anywhere is another matter.
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http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/pag...1&series_id=41
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/pag...1&series_id=30
check this ibanez website pricing by ibanez japan in yen
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Yeah, your Jem is indeed more expensive than SOME of the J Customs but not ALL J Customs, there are J Custom models out there that are far more expensive than your Jem. Is that a problem for you??

On quality I would have to agree with what Rich at Ibanez Rules says:

The J Customs are without doubt the finest guitars Ibanez makes, and I haven't seen much from any builder no matter what country of origin that can compete with them on quality.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/new/jcrg2011zvat.htm
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Yeah, your Jem is indeed more expensive than SOME of the J Customs but not ALL J Customs, there are J Custom models out there that are far more expensive than your Jem. Is that a problem for you??

On quality I would have to agree with what Rich at Ibanez Rules says:

The J Customs are without doubt the finest guitars Ibanez makes, and I haven't seen much from any builder no matter what country of origin that can compete with them on quality.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/new/jcrg2011zvat.htm
im comparing price from ibanez website....all the j custom model listed there are cheaper than my jem....
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