Is this JEM real?

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  1. vilk

    vilk Very Regular

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    Dude selling what looks like a 2000+ dollar guitar for $450. Pics got it lookin mint. What's the catch? Take a looks at this

    https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/msg/d/floral-ibanez-team-craft-made/6470742087.html

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    ^I think that looks legit.

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    That heel carve looks different than some pictures I see online...

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    Those knobs look different from the pictures I see online....





    What's the verdict?

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    I was just tooling around online searching about that serial number, I found other people asking about cheap JEMs for sale with the same serial number F0801880. So that makes me believe it is fake.

    For all you guys in the market for a JEM, look out for that serial!!
     
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  2. lurè

    lurè Thy Art Is Mambo

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    Production Number: 1880
    It seems a real team j craft product.
    Maybe the seller has changed the knobs to match the overall finish.
    450$....I wonder if this guy knows what is selling.
     
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    Neck heel and the plastic covers look absolutely wrong. My gut says fake.
     
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  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    FAKE. 1000%.

    Wrong trem, wrong knobs, goofy heel, poorly cut headstock.
     
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    lurè Thy Art Is Mambo

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    Shit you're totally right look at that headstock it's not even close!
     
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    wrong everything!
     
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    Monkey grip is too rounded out, as well.

    Not a terrible job at a fake, though :/
     
  9. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    It's worth mentioning that serial numbers should never be used to determine authenticity.
     
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    Yes, he knows what he is selling. A Chibanez.
     
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    If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is :)
     
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    Horrendous!!! :scream::scream2::scream2:
     
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    These guitars didn't even exist in 08, terrible fake serial skills!
     
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    I've seen Prestiges go for 450 on CL
    Chicago Craigslist has usually got awesome stuff on it
    I look at it too much. Right now there's there super amazing looking Japanese Takamine explorer shape.
    USA made Fender copy with an amazing looking flamed neck
    Billy Corgan fully loaded pickguard on a black strat with maple
    (I've been strat GASing lately)
    Excellent looking Japanese Aria Pro II SH1000 semihollow

    There's like one dude on the north side who's always posting a ton of custom guitars, but his pricing system isn't very good for selling on Craiglist. He's posting Reverb prices. I'm sure it has to someone with an account on SSO :lol:

    I've even seen a Dunable for a really reasonable price 0.0
    idk why I didn't get it
    Well, I do, it was the pup switch location. And also it was expensive. But still.
     
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    Those graphics killed it besides everything else. They're way too "simple" compared to the originals
     
  16. teqnick

    teqnick The only person that liked the new Faceless album

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    Being a Chicago native, I agree. We get some good steals. I've talked to the guy that you're referring to. He runs a studio up north and has a pretty solid list of gear FS...those reverb prices though :lol:
     
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    You can tell it's fake because the guy states it has a flouting tremolo. Real Ibby trems do not flout.
     
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    Randy ROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOU Super Moderator

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    Kudos for getting the same floral pattern to be able to make the fake, though.
     
  19. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I doubt it's an actual fabric finish. They probably just printed out the graphic and pasted it to the body, like a photo-flame.
     
  20. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

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    ohhh I know who you're talking about, that's marquette studios or whatever on reverb. dude has a kxk 8, skervesen 8, a vik 8 and a pile of other 3K+ guitars up. That dude has the worst GAS i've ever seen.
     
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