Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

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Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

#1 Post by orlandopunk » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:01 pm

is $1500

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Jem70VSFG/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

half the cost of the white jem, which is $3000

the only difference I see is

- alder body vs basswood
- premium fret edge vs prestige fret edge (what the?)
- hardware chrome vs gold
- made in indonesia lol
- no scalloped frets

The rest is just the same, how come only those small differences, which are mostly cosmetic, except for the body, amount to a 1500 difference

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Re: Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

#2 Post by Pape » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:19 pm

Indonesia cost a lot less than Japan. Kinda how we outsource our call centers in America to India. Saves the company money, saves the customer money. I like the premium guitars, they do great work for their price!

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Re: Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

#3 Post by Jeries » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:26 am

it's made in indonesia

that's why

it used to be 1100 1200 too - now its 1500
that's crazy

white jems go used for under 15 all over

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Re: Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

#4 Post by orlandopunk » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:20 am

Jeries wrote: white jems go used for under 15 all over
yeah, but older versions with the crap low edge tremolo system

NO WAY you can get the new version of the jem, the one that cost $3000, and comes with original trem, scalloped frets, and many other improvements, for less than 1500 lol

for that price, might as well get a new prestige with original trem

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Re: Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

#5 Post by kyle am I » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:23 am

The old ones from pre 2002 have the best trem ever made, the lo pro.

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Re: Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

#6 Post by orlandopunk » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:35 am

kyle am I wrote:The old ones from pre 2002 have the best trem ever made, the lo pro.
yet, steve has always used the original trem, and is currently using it

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Re: Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

#7 Post by kyle am I » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:04 pm

Then what model year are you referring to as the "crap low edge" model. There's the original edge, op pro, and edge pro.

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Re: Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

#8 Post by Jeries » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:17 pm

orlandopunk wrote:
Jeries wrote: white jems go used for under 15 all over
yeah, but older versions with the crap low edge tremolo system

NO WAY you can get the new version of the jem, the one that cost $3000, and comes with original trem, scalloped frets, and many other improvements, for less than 1500 lol

for that price, might as well get a new prestige with original trem
you're so retarded

the NEWER verions sell for LESS than the older ones

the IMPOVEMENTS are actually cost cutting measures that are UNDESIRABLE and take away from value

rosewood vs ebony,
cheap bridge vs old bridge.

the only reason i bought my jem was because it was pre 2004 2005 or whatever

they're not crap edge's they're better

not long ago that $3000 jem was $2300 and before that $1800
so not everyone paid 3000

and guitar center's cost on them at one time was like $1400 then $1600

so i could get a white jem new for that

ALSO
they finally sold it - but the guitar center i deal with the most had a NEW $3000 jem for $1500 because it was in the store for so long- it was missing the case and bar but was the newer $3000 one

anyway
post stuff when you know something next time

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Re: Why is the JEM sea foam green cheaper?

#9 Post by LinFilouX » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:08 am

I also think that in adition to being made in indonesia, the beck profile is the standard Premium profile ( witch the sea foam green version is based on ) instead of the JEM profile.

They are very close, if not, Steve would not aproove them I think.

If you look at the early catalogs from 87-88, you see that the JEM neck profile is close to the original wizzard profiles but just a little thinker/rounder, king of elliptical.

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