Jem 7VWH buzz, need some help!
Hey everyone! So I need some help on an issue that has been incredibly frustrating. My Jem 7VWH is about 8 years old now and has thousands of hours on it, so it's well played for sure. About a year ago it developed buzz at certain parts of the neck, it's worst on the low E around frets 2 and 3, and on the D string at around fret 12 thru 15. I assumed it either needed a fret level, or maybe the neck had developed some warp and it would need more serious work. Since then I have:
1. Leveled the frets myself
2. Had a trusted luthier level the frets just in case I didnt do a good enough job
3. Replaced the bridge
Nothing has worked, and the luthier is puzzled by why this is happening. He told me he carefully inspected the neck and though their might be the slightest inconsistencies here and there it was actually looking really good, and the fret level should compensate for any minor issues anyway. Still, it made no difference. What could we be missing?
Unfortunately this guitar has a ton of sentimental value to me, so I'm willing to do just about anything to get it worked out, but I'm at a loss. I've already decided worst case scenario I would be willing to buy another Jem just to get the neck from it if I have to, but obviously that is a very expensive fix so Im trying to explore all other options.
To clarify, most Jems have some buzz, especially at low action, which I'm fine with. I own several Jems so I'm pretty used to that. This one however is the kind of buzz that comes through the amp and makes certain notes pretty much unplayable. I must be missing something here....