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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:20 am 
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I remember considering the purchase of a JEM7V a few years ago. The price was about $1,999.00. I was revisiting this idea of purchasing a JEM7V and I see the asking price is $2,999.00 on at least one website. What are the reasons for this increase of 50%. Has the cost of the materials used to make this guitar, which appears to be virtually unchanged from what it was a few years ago, gone up this much?

I do see there is a glimmer of hope for me owning a JEM before I die (but not exactly the one I have been wanting) in the form of the cheaper JEMUV.

And I am not just picking on Steve's guitar or even Ibanez guitars. The price of some guitars just makes me laugh. I think Slash's signature guitar sells for around $4,000.00.

Who would have thought guitars as a commodity would be in the same class as diamonds and gold. Is wood considered a limited natural resource? Wow. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:17 pm 
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you know, last year it was $2500 and they raised it 500 more. Ibanez is screwing themselves. Probably economy, wood and shit prices going up, but PROBABLY and most likely they want more money while quality goes down.
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I remember considering the purchase of a JEM7V a few years ago. The price was about $1,999.00. I was revisiting this idea of purchasing a JEM7V and I see the asking price is $2,999.00 on at least one website. What are the reasons for this increase of 50%. Has the cost of the materials used to make this guitar, which appears to be virtually unchanged from what it was a few years ago, gone up this much?

I do see there is a glimmer of hope for me owning a JEM before I die (but not exactly the one I have been wanting) in the form of the cheaper JEMUV.

And I am not just picking on Steve's guitar or even Ibanez guitars. The price of some guitars just makes me laugh. I think Slash's signature guitar sells for around $4,000.00.

Who would have thought guitars as a commodity would be in the same class as diamonds and gold. Is wood considered a limited natural resource? Wow. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:21 pm 
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well they cut costs on the guitar... rosewood/bridge/etc...

COST on a 2200-2400 JEM was like $1400-1600

now I think guitar center pays 2000-2200 for them and price them at 3 now.

but also keep in mind guitar center/musiciansfriend always have 15% items 499 above

so
$3000= 2550 no tax free shipping- not bad


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