#1
Okay, so we've had a gazillion "Is this fake?" questions related to the Ibanez Jem. However, most are on eBay. I've found a local ad that seems a tad strange, but maybe I'm wrong. Seems like too good of deal to be true, which is the first sign. And no, I'm not thinking of buying it, just curious. I'm in Winnipeg and there aren't a lot of things for sale privately here which makes such a sighting kind of rare.

Here's the link:

http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-musical-instruments-NEW-Ibanez-JEM-White-with-case-W0QQAdIdZ50014672
#2
fake, neck (not maple) and whammy bar (not black), also no hardshell case only soft X(
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#3
Quote by Ghold125
fake, neck (not maple) and whammy bar (not black), also no hardshell case only soft X(

I agree with the whammy bar statement, but I'm confused...Jem's don't have maple fretboards...And yeah, since it's new, the case and the whammy bar should be as they come from the shop. Plus, the number provided is a cellphone and the address is a shady part of town, I believe.
#4
Yeah, looks fake to me, just seems real low quality all round.


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#5
Slightly more to the point, the trem appears to be an LFR as opposed to the Edge that the JEM comes with and it's got too much gold on it, the bolts that hold the locking nut in place are black on the real deal; they're gold on that.

Looks like someone got screwed over on eBay and is trying to make a profit on their stupidity to me.
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#6
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Yeah, looks fake to me, just seems real low quality all round.

Shadiest thing is why would a brand new guitar be sold privately?

= Fake or Stolen.

That's about it.
#7
Did anyone notice he called the Pickups Double Coils?.... also "Made in japan"
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#8
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Did anyone notice he called the Pickups Double Coils?.... also "Made in japan"

Haha, wow. Lame. I reported the add for being illegal and what not on the sites I could. He's got it up on like 3 or 4.
#9
That's weird. It almost looks real, somtimes.

"Stevev Vai" guys!

Edit: Also, look at the pictures at the bottom. The second picture has a white head and a white neck, whereas the third picture has a maple neck and head.
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#10
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That's weird. It almost looks real, somtimes.

"Stevev Vai" guys!

Edit: Also, look at the pictures at the bottom. The second picture has a white head and a white neck, whereas the third picture has a maple neck and head.


Hmm, yeah, good point. I chalked it up to lighting differences but it does look quite different.
#11
I don't know what you guys are talking about...it looks real to me. The tremolo and the locking nut are supposed to be gold, and it even has the black fine tuners on the trem. This is from the musiciansfriend site...



EDIT: Nevermind, the real one has a maple/walnut neck.
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#12
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I don't know what you guys are talking about...it looks real to me. The tremolo and the locking nut are supposed to be gold, and it even has the black fine tuners on the trem. This is from the musiciansfriend site...

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EDIT: Nevermind, the real one has a maple/walnut neck.


Not only that but the real one has black bolts on the locking nut and the fake has what is blatantly and LFR instead of the Edge derivative on the real JEM.
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#13
the neck looks BAD... looks like some sh!t wood. not maple/walnut or wtv its supposecd to be.
#14
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Looks like someone got screwed over on eBay and is trying to make a profit on their stupidity to me.

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#15
Not only that, nobody who knows the first thing about guitars would put a Floyd-equipped one face down with the bar in the socket
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