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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Value of J-Custom and JEM necks?

Hey fellas, hoping you guys can give me some insight.

I'm looking to find out the general price range that J-Custom and JEM necks go for? Maple boarded, no specific inlays just as long as they're Pyramids or Tree of Life, and AANJ. They don't pop up too often and I was hoping someone could shed some light. I was thinking off trying to post up a trade thread for one of my guitars for a neck.. but I would like to figure out the appropriate value, so I don't look like a fool offering something of lesser value.

I'm completely nuts for maple board guitars, I can't even look at rosewood anymore :P, but my number 1 guitar is a RGA121. I've been looking on the 'bay for good options, but I'd figure I'd go all out and slap on a nice neck
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 12:34 AM
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Re: Value of J-Custom and JEM necks?

You could always have a custom neck made to your specs by ET Guitars or a similar custom shop. ET made a gorgeous Jem-spec neck for me which I put on an RG. Flamed maple with purpleheart skunk stripe, ebony finger board, real abalone (not plastic) tree-of-life inlay, and stainless 6105 frets. Top notch work. Cost me about $500 & took almost 3 months to get it, but quality takes time & $$. I was so happy with it I'm going to have them make me another one with a maple board and tree-of-life inlay like the BFP neck for another RG.

In answer to your <actual> question, it is pretty rare for an AANJ <real> original Jem neck to pop up for sale, but when they do they usuallly go for around $300-500 depending on condition. The older, non-AANJ (square-heel) necks go for even more, usually fetching $500-600. Now the ET custom neck I got was pretty pricey at $500, but there are much cheaper CNC'd "replacement" Jem necks on Ebay for usually under $250 pretty regularly. I've seen them with pyramid, tree-of-life, and DNA inlays. Can't speak to their quality though.

Best of luck neck hunting dude!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 03:15 AM
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Re: Value of J-Custom and JEM necks?

I sold a brand new replacement Jem FP neck for about $900 about 2 years ago and a white jem neck for $1000 they were the real deal direct from Ibanez... so thats how much they go for brand new approx give or take a few hundered.

with todays market who knows...
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