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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez Jem7vwh Fake

Hey Ev1. I am an Ibanez player and recently bought another one, a JEM7VWH....I think. I am now worried it is a counterfeit copy. It says on several discusions I have read, that all of the Jem7v models are made in Japan? Mine says on the front of the headstock Ibanez Jem and on the back it says:

MADE DY KOREA
TEAM J. CRAFT
FO601888
MADE IN KOREA

Can anyone tell me if this is a valid model of a Jem7vwh? The trem says Ibanez on the side and Licenced Under Floyd Rose Pats. It is a match to pics I have found and has the vine extending all the way to the end of the neck.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the reply (elsewhere when I screwed up how to post) Alaskabat. I kind of already knew deep down it was a copy. I will have to be more careful in the future, researching what I buy. I got the fake Jem for $800 from a guy wanting $1600 for it, hopefully its worth at least part of what I paid for it. It appears to have most of the real components of the actual Jem7v and is a beautiful copy....if nothing else.
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Re: Ibanez Jem7vwh Fake

Unfortunately, it's a fake.
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Realistically, it's almost worthless. Actual components less than $100
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Geez, it must be worth something, the pick-ups are Dimarzio, it has a 5 piece neck, Ibanez tuners, Ibanez style trem.....etc.
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Well the 5piece neck is cut in no way as it should, The Dimarzios just says that on the cover. No Ibanez trem,a bad fake made of bad brass i would guess. I bet you can't intonate it or make it play good. I agree that it's close to wortless.
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Check this out and you'll see what S**t it is.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/th...-106725-8.html
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Geez, it must be worth something, the pick-ups are Dimarzio, it has a 5 piece neck, Ibanez tuners, Ibanez style trem.....etc.
No--the DiMarzios are fake, too.
Look at the thread in the post above.
You'll see what you really got.
Follow the advice I sent you.
You "may" be able to do something about it.
PM me the info I suggested in my message, and we'll see what can be done.



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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have contacted the seller and will check with a lawyer/ police to see if there is any recourse I can do....to get rid of it. I want a Jem and can afford to buy a real one, at leasst I got him down $200 because of nicks in the body so I'm only out $800. He wanted $1600, but I got him down to $1000 because he needed the $$ for Xmas. A copy is not something I want, even though it looks good at 60 MPH on a galloping horse. I guess its back to playing my other Ibanez, the fake Jem has left a sour taste to even pick up and play. Merry Christmas Ev1, hopefully the thread will at least help others not to fall prey to the evils of copied Ibanez Jems.
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If you paid using paypal file a dospute. If over craigslist tell the seller you'll be taking this to the police unless he refunds ALL your money including shipping expenses. Make it clear you will do what is neccessary to get your money back and dont believe amy bull**** SOB stories he tells you. At the end of the day he scammed you.
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The sale was made locally for cash, I won't be able to do much till after christmas I would be guessing.
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Do you have emails saved? You should start the process sooner than later.
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Yes, I have emails, text messages and his phone number from calls. I am Canadian though, so laws could be different than some of you might expect.
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Im canadian too....

Basically if you have the emails still its very easy to get your money back.
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I just messaged him in an email and a text message, he knows he can't hide. He has answered in an email, saying he didn't know. I requested he refund me before I take legal action and he ends up in trouble. I will give him a chance to come clean with me, but if I see him advertising it as a real Jem again, I will probably report him.
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