liamdebleine
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Hi Guys , Ibanez newbie with 2 guitars from my brother who's emigrating , I'm getting married in June and am gonna sell them to pay for the wedding.

1 Green , I think it says Jem Jr and 1 white that says Jem.

Pics are posted below.

If that doesn't work , email me and I'll send them on.

Any help at all lads would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers


http://s1276.beta.photobucket.com/user/Liam_Blaney/library/
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Hm. The white one's tremolo looks weird. And I can't find info on the green one....

Did a serial check on the green one's serial number, and it checked out, but I can't find anything on green JEM JRs, let alone JEMs with those inlays.
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solidrane
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Look at the tremolo claw cavity on both guitars
Also, the trems dont look like they were meant for the cavities on both guitars

Also I don't recall any edge tremolo variant having
licensed Under Floyd Rosd Pats.
(Yes, from what I see I see Rosd)

Finally I don't ever recall any Ibanez Edges having "Ibanez" engraved (Green guitar)

Also, the screws on 7v the control cavity are off... a lot
Pic #11 only 4 screws (?) and holes are cut very badly, and are not parallel

Gold frets (?) Might be wrong

Sorry to say it, both are likely faked
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What if this fake has one more screw than the other fakes?

Seems silly to make it so obvious that you can identify a defect so easily on something that's meant to pass as real.
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fairly sure they're fakes

sorry
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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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Wrong bridge. Tremolo cavity is MASSIVE...someone got carried away with the power tools.

Pickguard is slightly different in shape.

The handle/grip/whateveryou call it is too close to the pick guard.

Too many screws/Not enough screws/Screws aren't exactly where they should be...easily noticeable around the pickup selector switch and the truss rod cover.

I'm sure there's more. The headstock is probably a slightly different shape.

Definitely a fake.
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Ibanez or Jem forums will answer you for sure....
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looks fake, the trem, the pickguard, just the quality of the handwork
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They are both fake. I know for sure because I was considering buying a fake JEM a year ago and now can distinguish a fake from the real thing with ease.
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I'm not an ibanez kinda guy but those definitely don't like right even to me I'm afraid. As lemurflames mentioned the trem cavities are huge and on the green one really uneven as well.
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I really hope you didn't pay a lot for them, or your brother didn't pay much for them, whatever.
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terribleguitar, why would you buy a fake JEM?
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terribleguitar, why would you buy a fake JEM?


For probably the same reason people buy a fake anything. They want the look without the price tag.
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Quote by Wesbanez
For probably the same reason people buy a fake anything. They want the look without the price tag.

Sometimes the quality of fakes aren't bad either. This, doesn't seem to be the case though. The trem cavity looks horrendous.
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Quote by |Long|
Sometimes the quality of fakes aren't bad either. This, doesn't seem to be the case though. The trem cavity looks horrendous.


Certainly does, looks like some retard slipped 6 times with the wrong router bit.
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Quote by Wesbanez
Certainly does, looks like some retard slipped 6 times with the wrong router bit.


you mean the lion's claw bit? it's actually like that on a real jem, too. granted, on those fakes it looks crooked
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

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Quote by Dave_Mc
you mean the lion's claw bit? it's actually like that on a real jem, too. granted, on those fakes it looks crooked

By the pictures though, it looks like it's about half an inch longer than it should be.
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Quote by |Long|
By the pictures though, it looks like it's about half an inch longer than it should be.

That.

Every little detail on this guitar is wrong.
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Quote by |Long|
By the pictures though, it looks like it's about half an inch longer than it should be.


oh yeah it looks pretty badly executed. Just from the way people were saying it I wasn't sure if they knew the lion's claw was meant to be there at all. Apparently everyone did, sorry about that Carry on
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

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Jems are very commonly faked, and especially that white one. Sorry but I agree that it is definitely a fake. The green one im not as familiar with but I believe the inlays should start on the third fret, not the first.
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Hmmm....This seems fishy. Brand new account, he posts once only to not return, and they were given to him, and he wants to sell them.

I think this dude is just trying to get some reviews on his skills, if you will. Which apparently suck.

I don't want to be throwing around accusations, or anything, but it seems odd to me.
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