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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-21-2017, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez JPM 7 string ??? Real or fake ?

Hello.

I was writing because I am puzzle about a guitar I came across on Ebay that appears to be a John Petrucci JPM 7 string model as I am not sure if this is fake or real. (I am more inclined that it is fake).

I do know John used around the 1996-1999 years a white and black JPM 7 string guitars similar to the JPM3 from seeing it on magazines and videos at the time, but I don't remember seeing production models all this years, only for the 6 string guitars.

Does anyone knows if there were indeed produced 7th string models for sale to the public ?

This is the link on Ebay that also comes with pictures.

Ibanez JPM 7

[URL="http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZTsAAOSwYZ9ZmeXU/s-l1600.jpg"]

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZTsAAO...XU/s-l1600.jpg


I am inclined to believe that this is a modified 7th string guitar with a decal.... possibly an Ibanez 7420 from what I have been able to find online so far.

Thanks guys.
Any clarification would be great.
As a kid I was drooling for one of this guitars, but this one just seems too good to be true.

Cheers.


- Edit -

I continued to look around online and was able to find some clues that gave me the answer I was looking for. Indeed this is is a custom guitar made to match a JPM 7 string guitar.

found this link

http://www.rareelectricguitar.com/Jo...sale_2014.html

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-21-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez JPM 7 string ??? Real or fake ?

Looks fake to me.
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Does anyone know if there were indeed production 7 string models for sale to the public?
There were no Ibanez JPM 7 string models produced for the public.

Good research by the way!
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Re: Ibanez JPM 7 string ??? Real or fake ?

There were never any 7 string JPMs sold the general public like FGtF said.
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Re: Ibanez JPM 7 string ??? Real or fake ?

There are kits to do the graphic on anything, and plenty of them applied.

There were 3 real LACS 7's made for JP, the 3 owned by 2 different collectors now.
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Re: Ibanez JPM 7 string ??? Real or fake ?

Thank You guys for all your answers and clarifications.

I just happen to be listening/watching lately to many old Dream Theater concert bootlegs that I have come across Youtube and John Petrucci appears using those 7 string White Picasso guitars that I remember from a guitar Magazine and VHS concerts I had from around 1997 when I started to play guitar. So it brought a lot of nostalgia to those days and then by coincidence while browsing pictures of such guitar, I came across this one for sale.... it just seemed too good to be true and specially at a 500 USD.

I was only aware of the 6 strings guitars.... of which I came across a JPM2 back in 2001 .... which I was drooling to get... but in reality I couldn't afford it at the time, so I was really eager to not miss this opportunity..... but was skeptical due to the price and not recalling ever hearing of a 7 string version of them after all this years.

Thanks for your feedback. I kept doing research and digging deeper and figured out who made the guitar and yeah.... is not even a cheap Ibanez with a decal, but a Chinese copy made from scratch by a particular company for which I found information of people who have gotten screwed up by ordering from them from a variety of reasons of mediocre quality. So staying away from it.

Thanks guys. My best bet would be to get an affordable 7 string Ibanez and enjoy the fun of making this a personal project to re create at some point in the future.

Cheers.
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Re: Ibanez JPM 7 string ??? Real or fake ?

You see these "reproductions" on ebay from time to time. I've seen a couple 7620's that were done really, really well. I actually considered buying one once.
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You see these "reproductions" on ebay from time to time. I've seen a couple 7620's that were done really, really well. I actually considered buying one once.
Thanks for the heads up.

After learning that this guitar was made to look like the original, I was hoping it was an actual Ibanez 7 String (like the 7620's) modified to look like the JPM7, as I was intending to also play it, but it is not the case on this particular one being sold on Ebay.
I just checked and the guitar already sold.
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This one was a mod 7620 sold by a fellow jemsiter:

https://www.guitarristas.info/anunci...vendida/593448
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This one was a mod 7620 sold by a fellow jemsiter:

https://www.guitarristas.info/anunci...vendida/593448

Muchas gracias.

Nice quality pictures and presentation to display the guitar. It sure looks really well done and does look like new too. Glad he also gave all the information and details of all the work that was done on it.

If this guitar was available I would go for it.

Gracias por compartir.

Saludos
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Muchas gracias.

Nice quality pictures and presentation to display the guitar. It sure looks really well done and does look like new too. Glad he also gave all the information and details of all the work that was done on it.

If this guitar was available I would go for it.

Gracias por compartir.

Saludos
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There are kits to do the graphic on anything, and plenty of them applied.

There were 3 real LACS 7's made for JP, the 3 owned by 2 different collectors now.
1) Reverse JPM P3
2) Black burst on blue
3) Orange swirl with UV7 neck

Right?
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No
P3-7
Blueburst
Swiss Camo

Swiss Camo was just lost to the fires raging near Napa a week ago.
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No
P3-7
Blueburst
Swiss Camo

Swiss Camo was just lost to the fires raging near Napa a week ago.
Is that swiss camo?
http://www.ibanezrules.com/images/gallery/jpm_7_sc.jpg

I havent seen it before

I have another question Rich. If you have information, can you give some details about orange swirl UV of Petrucci? Was that the UV7BK we see on Dream Theaters "Lie" video?
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No
P3-7
Blueburst
Swiss Camo

Swiss Camo was just lost to the fires raging near Napa a week ago.
That's so painful to read...
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