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JS Specialists...what is a JS5 Rainforest worth? A friend's relative has one & there's a possibilty it'll be up for sale. I have been told he has owned it from new & is in exceptional condition. I'll be getting it cheapish any how if I buy it, just want to know how much I should insure it for?
 

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BSBoy said:
JS Specialists...what is a JS5 Rainforest worth? A friend's relative has one & there's a possibilty it'll be up for sale. I have been told he has owned it from new & is in exceptional condition. I'll be getting it cheapish any how if I buy it, just want to know how much I should insure it for?
There was one **** while back, I think went for something like 6000 USD or around that area.

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I'd say you should ask a store like either Machinehead in Hitchin or Sounds Great in Manchester for a valuation for insurance purposes on a guitar like this, preferably the former.

Their a pro-Ibanez Dealer and Jeff understands what a guitar like this is actually worth. A store like Music Ground in Leeds is Pro vintage/USA and would severely undervalue the instrument because a) it's not 40 years old and b) because it's from Japan.

Then I think you should sell it to me for what it costs you ;) :D ;)
 

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fettouhi said:
There was one **** while back, I think went for something like 6000 USD or around that area.

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André
In terms of what they're probably worth to someone who knows what they have, then I think you can probably add a 1 infront of that amount and you might be closer to the mark! ;)
 

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jono said:
I'd say you should ask a store like either Machinehead in Hitchin or Sounds Great in Manchester for a valuation for insurance purposes on a guitar like this, preferably the former.

Their a pro-Ibanez Dealer and Jeff understands what a guitar like this is actually worth. A store like Music Ground in Leeds is Pro vintage/USA and would severely undervalue the instrument because a) it's not 40 years old and b) because it's from Japan.

Then I think you should sell it to me for what it costs you ;) :D ;)
Why in God's name would you suggest Machinehead? In my opinion they don't really know their stuff, they don't even keep much Ibanez stock in. Very expensive too.
 

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Adagio_777 said:
Why in God's name would you suggest Machinehead? In my opinion they don't really know their stuff, they don't even keep much Ibanez stock in. Very expensive too.
In my opinion, they REALLY know their stuff, better than any other store around, especially in terms of early 90's models. And yes they're VERY expensive :) if you want a written valuation from a store for insurance purposes you want them to say it's expensive so that the company pays out a higher premium in the event of a theft.

They don't keep much in stock, but that doesn't mean that they don't knowtheir stuff. If Ibanez made collectableslike the MCs and graphic JSes and anniversary series, you can bet Jeff would order them in :)

Alternatively, where would you suggest?
 

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jono said:
In my opinion, they REALLY know their stuff, better than any other store around, especially in terms of early 90's models. And yes they're VERY expensive :) if you want a written valuation from a store for insurance purposes you want them to say it's expensive so that the company pays out a higher premium in the event of a theft.

They don't keep much in stock, but that doesn't mean that they don't knowtheir stuff. If Ibanez made collectableslike the MCs and graphic JSes and anniversary series, you can bet Jeff would order them in :)
+1

I am a big Machinehead fan. Jeff and the guys really know their stuff, and always go out of their way to help you too. Yes they are more expensive, but the service and friendliness is great!
 

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jono said:
In my opinion, they REALLY know their stuff, better than any other store around, especially in terms of early 90's models. And yes they're VERY expensive :) if you want a written valuation from a store for insurance purposes you want them to say it's expensive so that the company pays out a higher premium in the event of a theft.

They don't keep much in stock, but that doesn't mean that they don't knowtheir stuff. If Ibanez made collectableslike the MCs and graphic JSes and anniversary series, you can bet Jeff would order them in :)

Alternatively, where would you suggest?
Fair points. I don't think I could make a suggestion as I feel that there aren't any real Ibanez specialists in the UK. I suppose you could give Merchant City Music in Glasgow a try, their site has some detailed information on setting up your guitar which gives me the impression that they know their stuff.

As for Jeff, well...I think I better leave it there.
 

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Adagio_777 said:
Fair points. I don't think I could make a suggestion as I feel that there aren't any real Ibanez specialists in the UK. I suppose you could give Merchant City Music in Glasgow a try, their site has some detailed information on setting up your guitar which gives me the impression that they know their stuff.

As for Jeff, well...I think I better leave it there.
The thing is, Merchant city might have a great website, but then so does Ed Roman! Who ya gonna trust, hubba hubba hubba who ya gonna trust? ;)

Merchant City are great, they sell J-customs and everything, BUT... You don't need someone who knows about current stock, you need someone who knows about 10-15 year old limited edition collectibles !!!

and Adagio, seriously mate, what's wrong with Jeff? He's always been straight up with me! Gimme a PM if you wanna?
 

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Adagio_777 said:
Fair points. I don't think I could make a suggestion as I feel that there aren't any real Ibanez specialists in the UK
Agreed. However, there's a fairly new shop around these parts called Guitar Guitar that have a massive Ibanez stock, official dealers (so they tell me) so if any of you live in Edinburgh (Corstorphine), Glasgow or Newcastle (I think that's the 3) then check em out and see what they say.
 

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tTz said:
Agreed. However, there's a fairly new shop around these parts called Guitar Guitar that have a massive Ibanez stock, official dealers (so they tell me) so if any of you live in Edinburgh (Corstorphine), Glasgow or Newcastle (I think that's the 3) then check em out and see what they say.
See again, new shop... I'd personally wonder if they remember the "good old days" enough to know what they've got in a JS5? ;)
 

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I'll be brave and say insure it for £4,000, if you evilbay it with many, MANY great hi-res pics expect to get around £3,800 and that's only if it is in mint (and I mean MINT) condish.
BSBoy said:
......I'll be getting it cheapish any how if I buy it...
What's "cheapish" in monetary terms???

A store can stick a £5,000 on that and sell it for £4,500 within a few months, esp places like Rockers but they are never going to give you more than £2,000 for it.

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fettouhi said:
There was one **** while back, I think went for something like 6000 USD or around that area.

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André
If I could do it all over, it would've gone for $6,001!:)

As for value, like the old adage says. it's worth what someone is willing to pay for it. At the moment, people are paying big bucks for these. For insurance purposes $6-8K is a safe range.
 
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