Jem 77FP 1991.
All original except:
.- Bridge. Edge instead of the Low Pro Edge. I love the Edge for tune and sound. This Edge is the old original Edge with the "Floyd Rose Patent" legend. It is as new as the guitar.
.- Extra Mini-switch to convert the humbuckers in singles. More versatile sound. It is simply incredible.
.- Springs of tremolo. It now has three new Ibanez springs.
.- Output Jack. It now has a new switchcraft jack.
.- Cable for connections coated silver. The silver is one of the best electrical conductors, and it will not rust.
.- The luthier placed in the volume pot a kit that works better than using the typical 331 capacitor. Original pots, new kit (Mallory cap and carbon resistor)
I kept the original condenser and the original jack.
The guitar barely shows signs of use.
How many hours has been used?
Whatch the serial plate. The serial plate shows the wearing and use in a Jem.
This Jem has been stored for many years and it presents a mint condition. Only a few details can say that this guitar is 17 years old.
What is the price for a '91 77FP Jem, today?
The guitar has been in the workshop of a luthier prior to the sale, to clean it and set up it professionally.
The frets are like new. And they are the originals. Another sign of little use of this guitar. Only a few hours. The luthier cleaned them, and the fingerboard. I asked the luthier to make pictures of the frets height. He made them with a gauge. 1,35mm is AS NEW!!!!
You have here a guitar with all its life.
I did more pictures with my camera (only 2 Megapixels) and I sorry that these mine have poorer quality than those made by the luthier. But I have put all. The mine were done with the guitar was finished and I was to get it. The luthier did his pics when he cleaned and worked in the guitar.
The drawing of the body is a cloth with flowers drawn. No paper, is cloth. This has different colors, and in the pics, sometimes what seems like a scratch or ding, it is actually the original drawing.
I have done photos of the few marks that have the guitar.
You will not find a guitar with 17 years in this condition. Sure!!!
The neck has no marks or wear.
The finished is in wood, with oil. And the luthier used a bit of high quality Tung oil after cleaning it.
In the back of the neck there is a darker side, back the 3-5 frets, but it is fairly mild and you can not diference it in the pics. Surely this coloration is by the stand in which the guitar was. This coloration is very mild, and therefore not shown in the photos. But I say it because I want to describe the guitar entirely. See the pics. This guitar on sale is the guitar in the pics.
I am trying to describe all the details of the guitar. For if I forget something, you can look at the pictures. The photos are recent and I have not used the guitar since the pictures were made. The condition is the same than in the pics.
The frets are perfectly rounded, and not plain as in other used and old Jems, and I have put many pictures of them.
The guitar has its original box Ibanez of the time (1991).
It doesn't include the Dimarzio Strap, and I will put its original screws for the strap.
The pics are here:
I can do more pics.
Well, it is not a green Jem but, How many will be in the world in this mint-excellent condition of the year 1991?
In 2003, the 77FP reedition was in 2450 euros here (Retail price).
I think that 1800 euros is a very very good price for this as new '91 77FP.
This guitar does not have to be repaired, or adjusted, or cleaned. This guitar has a professional setup. Better than a new guitar in the shop.
Because I love the maple fingerboard and I have other Jem, I can accept a trade for a 777 in the same mint condition, and with original frets. I know it's hard, because a guitar as new so many years is very difficult to find, but perhaps some collector who is interested in a 77FP, have a new 777.
Sorry my english.
I prefer don't sale this guitar. If I find a way to buy the other guitar without having to sell this, I will cancel this thread.