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So today i was browsing axes on guitar center website and found jackson prices went up.... alot! the JS30WR went up $100 and the RR3 which was $649 to $749 depending on finish is now $949 - $1,024 depending on finish but are still the og price on other sites. I dont know if its the economy or what.
 

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Yeah everyone is raising their prices plus the yen is really strong.
Ibanez, Fender and Gibson all raised their prices in 2009...

From IbanezRules:

"is absolutely killing the Dollar, as well as many other world currencies. A strong Yen means high prices on Japanese exports, and Ibanez makes their third round of price increases in a one year span. This increase, is the largest in recent memory, with some models reaching levels that put them at competitive disadvantage in their class, most notably the AR300 with it's $533 increase to $3866, a whopping 16%. JEM and JS prices go up $266 on average, and some of the new models coming in at a full $500 more than the similar models they replace, ie. the 3570 replacing the 2570 at $666 increase, with the Dimarzio pickup set and color matched head as the only notable difference. All new models come in at the new rates while all existing model increases take effect on 2/1/2009, so if there's an existing model you've been thinking about, grab it now! Not the best of news in uncertain times, but after a quick walk around some other manufacturers booths, seems like everything is on the rise. When was the last time anything went down, besides the value of your house?"

http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/2009/index.htm
 

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I went and priced a UV777PBK at a local Ibanez dealer in Australia.... felt like i got punched in the face when he said the list price is AU$5600 !!!!! 8O
 

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So today i was browsing axes on guitar center website and found jackson prices went up.... alot! the JS30WR went up $100 and the RR3 which was $649 to $749 depending on finish is now $949 - $1,024 depending on finish but are still the og price on other sites. I dont know if its the economy or what.
Fender artist series strats went up $500!! this is whacked,good thing I bought mine lastyear.

Jacksons kick ass,but the prices are getting out of control for me.It may deter me from buying one anytime soon.
 

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the price of a 7vwh has gone up here.guitar guitar (newcastle england) this store had a 7vwh on the rack for 8 years priced £1699,its still hanging up on the wall,now then they have another 7vwh just in and they want £1999 ????? beats me.
 

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That's right, prices here are a little more crazy than they already were - a JS1000 or JS1200 that used to be £999 jumped up to £1499 last month and is now between 1433 and 1477. That's a 50% increase. Prestige series guitars are also up £100-200. Fortunately, Jackson prices have not seen similar price increases.
 

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When I was in Japan a while back it was over 200 yen to the pound. Earlier this year it was closer to 100!

Be glad that the shift has only caused the increases we're seeing. The pound is starting to bounce back (slowly) but I wonder if the prices will bounce back too ;)
 

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I went and priced a UV777PBK at a local Ibanez dealer in Australia.... felt like i got punched in the face when he said the list price is AU$5600 !!!!! 8O
Yeah prices here are crazy I've seen jems for over $6000 and prestiges almost double! I frequent a few stores and the most notable increase I saw was rg1527s jumping from $1600 to $2895!!! That's too crazy!

I havn't noticed much increase in Jackson guitars though.
 

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Yeah prices here are crazy I've seen jems for over $6000 and prestiges almost double! I frequent a few stores and the most notable increase I saw was rg1527s jumping from $1600 to $2895!!! That's too crazy!

I havn't noticed much increase in Jackson guitars though.
dont we have a consumer watchdog that can monitor this insanity??
 

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jacksons are insanely expensive lately it seems ..

I have a bloodline flyer I took home from Musicstop ..it had a King V (not the demmel one) ..cobalt blue swirl ,basswood,bolt on neck,duncan designed,licensed floyd ..for $1,089 american ! and it's made in Japan

Ouch , you can get a charvel 100% american made for a grand..
 

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Hey guys if you are looking for a deal on a jackson I work at the local music shop and we have three jacksons that have sat around for almost two years and we need to move them.

If any of you would be intersted in them i'll try to post some pictures. As you can imagin they aren't mint but if you are looking to get one...

Anyways i dont remember the exact model numbers, all are dinks . I'll post back tomorrow with specifics.
 
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