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I give up on trying to buy these 30th jems. It's impossible to find under $5000 and no website has it only at all except these people who just want 5k, no wonder they sit on reverb and ebay for months. I searched the interwebs constantly, I can't find anything.

This isn't even an old relic guitar and these people want 5k, is a reissue

I'm even seeing these people trying to sell the 2018 Genesis for over 1k lol when you can buy a new for that

I bought my Genesis for $650 barely used, yet that price is nowhere to be found now on ebay and reverb, they all want $850-900 for a used and it's only been a year since I bought this guitar and isn't even discontinued. One year ago you could easily find one used for $700-750

I'm already seeing the discontinued white jems being overpriced on ebay and reverb

You go to ibanezrules and he has all these "used guitars" yet everything is sold, why keep that in there wasting people's time if everything is sold out

My only option now is to wait for another reissue or wait for an anniversary, but now they have discontinued the Jem

What could they even release in 2022. They killed the Jem and only have PIA.

Unfortunately, back in 2017, I did not have the means to pay $3500 even though I wanted one when I saw it, but im not about pay over 5 grand for a 2017 guitar

This pandemic proved how much Steve profits from all the people buying the jems, dude is not even touring or selling a new album and probably still making a lot of money from them.

Probably the worst time in life to buy a jem, they're all discontinued now, going up in prices the more years pass, back in the day you could get one much cheaper, the rise of the internet and sites like reverb all it did is ruin the hobby for all of us. Now that the MIJ jem is discontinued for good, they will only go up, don't be surprised to see white jems going for 5k in a not so far distant future.

They will only release a jem during the anniversaries and they will be limited editions, which again, increase the price of them.

I remember seeing these DNAs used for $3500 back in the day, not even that far back, like 2007-2008 and now they want 15k for one

Ibanez doesn't care if you can't afford a PIA or a new MIJ jem because they make their profits from the jr and premiums. The PIA is just the GTR of Nissan, only there for people who want to pay for it.
 

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That "just a reissue" was only made in limited numbers and almost all of them were sold before they were even delivered to the stores. Seen them sell used plenty of times for around retail price but the prices are creeping up because less of them are on the market, niche collector items always take a while to sell but the right buyer will pay. Lets get real here mate, if you bought a Jem 777 the first thing you'd do is go to whatever website hasn't banned you and start complaining about it.

The 7VWH probably won't increase in value on the used market, too many of them exist. If you want a Jem then buy one, if you don't then stop complaining about it and enjoy your RG.
 

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That "just a reissue" was only made in limited numbers and almost all of them were sold before they were even delivered to the stores. Seen them sell used plenty of times for around retail price but the prices are creeping up because less of them are on the market, niche collector items always take a while to sell but the right buyer will pay. Lets get real here mate, if you bought a Jem 777 the first thing you'd do is go to whatever website hasn't banned you and start complaining about it.

The 7VWH probably won't increase in value on the used market, too many of them exist. If you want a Jem then buy one, if you don't then stop complaining about it and enjoy your RG.
the 7vwh original price was $3000 for years, I'm already seeing people asking $3500-4000 for this very same guitar, it just comes with any guitar that becomes discontinued

I want the Jem 777 for collectivity reasons, I wouldn't even play it.

I could ask you also, why did you buy one? You also fell for the collection limited urge, my guy
 

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You go to ibanezrules and he has all these "used guitars" yet everything is sold, why keep that in there wasting people's time if everything is sold out
The used market has changed so much it would take pages to explain it, but nobody offers trade in's and rarely do they want to sell direct. Everything for sale online is usually over retail price with offers taken which makes it hard to buy anything that would be worth listing to sell, as you are complaining about in this thread, unless you thought there was some magic secret place dealers could just go pickup inventory with margin, we do, but they're New. And when I do buy something used, like an S3040 I've had, I just keep forgetting to list it, or I'm too tired from the workload to care. So that page becomes a page full of second stock guitars all easy to find in one spot, and since they are not considered New by Ibanez, it's where they belong.
 

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the 7vwh original price was $3000 for years, I'm already seeing people asking $3500-4000 for this very same guitar, it just comes with any guitar that becomes discontinued

I want the Jem 777 for collectivity reasons, I wouldn't even play it.

I could ask you also, why did you buy one? You also fell for the collection limited urge, my guy
I bought a 777 because I wanted one, I've played the **** out of my 777 live and at home and it's not even in good condition anymore, it has damage. I would never buy a guitar to have it sit there, same goes for my Custom Suhr (which cost more than the 777), I bought it to play live. Buying a guitar as an investment is a risk and rarely worth it, plenty of people do that but there are better ways to spend your money.

I didn't fall for any collector limited urge, I bought a guitar I wanted to play and I bought it brand new.
 

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I'm interested to see if there IS a 35th anniversary JEM, or whether the focus on the PIA means it won't happen?

I'd like it to be a swirled Premium JEM with an Edge and pyramids.
 

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I'm interested to see if there IS a 35th anniversary JEM, or whether the focus on the PIA means it won't happen?

I'd like it to be a swirled Premium JEM with an Edge and pyramids.
It cannot be a PIA since the PIA hasn't been around for 35 years lol

It will be a Jem limited edition, that's very obvious since they are discontinued but who knows maybe they do a premium which nobody really wants
 

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It cannot be a PIA since the PIA hasn't been around for 35 years lol

It will be a Jem limited edition, that's very obvious since they are discontinued but who knows maybe they do a premium which nobody really wants
It can be whatever Ibanez and Steve want it to be... they could be celebrating 35 years since the launch of the JEM with a special edition PIA.

If the PIA isn't selling, they could try to boost sales with a swirled 7 string PIA at 10k a pop, I bet they'd all sell to serious collectors in a heartbeat. Then folks who can't find one for less than market value can moan about it on forums for the next 5 years lol.
 

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I don't see them doing a 35th anniversary model, doesn't seem significant enough to me but i could be wrong. They didn't even do a UV30th unless it's coming out next year. Also don't see them swirling anything anytime soon, the P&W's are still sitting around afaik. Collectors won't care unless DJ does them. Swirling premiums doesn't make sense to me price wise unless they weren't actually dipped and were instead printed from a pattern or something. If only Steve had us MIJ JEM heads on his radar...
 

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They didn't do a UV30 because they wanted all the attention on the PIA. They just don't understand there is a big world out there and enough demand for just 7, 6, and 6 and 7 string players to accept both at the same time. That's just the way they think, they never do 2 "big" things at the same time. The only time I remember they did was the JS20th with the Blackdog following at Summer, but I believe that was because they were hedging and could tell by the reaction to the 20th that it just wasn't going to fly, and it failed miserably.
 

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There is going to be nothing big announced until first day of the no NAMM show, 1/21. There are some signature no Show Specials that will only be announced then. I've got a good idea what I'd guess they are, but I'm not asking and I'd rather be surprised than having everybody emailing me asking what's coming. Whatever is coming is already set and I'll be just as happy to find out when you do.
 

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I keep hoping for a Bruno replica one day. But since Steve has started referring to the Universes as "novelties" lately, I am not holding my breath.
 
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