Thanks for all your help on valuing the guitar.
After checking it out extensively, I determined it was all original, but with a newer case, and some setup problems.
Almost zero fretwear, and the neck looked straight. It played great, but a few things were a little off - a couple frets were...
not sure where to put this in the forum soooo...lol...bought a player's grade jem777vbk from our very own screamndemon69...guitar has arrived and in better condition than described...thanks for a great deal man!!...d.m.