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.