Used JP6 - fair price?

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  1. jruivo26

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    Hi everyone

    I recently came across a deal for a 2007 EBMM JP6 (no piezo, D-Sonic + "air norton"). The seller wants around 800 euros (roughly 900 USD) for it, and since I live in Europe guitars like this one are not so common (or they are expensive). Is it a good price? I would like to have a "high end" 6 string to be my main axe, and a JP will always be a JP. Haven't tried it yet though.
    Thanks!
     
  2. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Not seen many go for less than that.
     
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    If it does not have any major defects, go for it.
     
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    Go for it. That's a great price.
     
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    If it’s clean with no issues that’s a great deal.
     
  6. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Confirming it, that's a pretty rock bottom price for an EBMM of any model in the EU.
     
  7. jruivo26

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    Thanks everyone for the replies!
    Maybe I'll get to try it tomorrow. Also, the seller says the frets were all replaced recently. Should I expect some sort of "downgrade" in build/playing quality after this operation? I mean, it wasn't in any way made by Music Man experts...
     
  8. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Did he do it himself/get a cobbler down the market to do it/have it done by a reputable luthier?
     
  9. jruivo26

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    It was done by a luthier. I don't know the reputation!
     
  10. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    If you can try it it's not an issue anyway. I'd be more wary of a refret if I bought that from the other side of the world. If it's an early model a refret can be warranted (it's been 18 years after all) by heavy use.
     
  11. jruivo26

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    So, I ended up getting it for an even lower price (750EUR/845USD) which funnily enough is cheaper than a Sterling around here.

    Haven't played it for a long time yet, but I can safely assume it's the best guitar I ever played, even with some old ass strings. And there's still a bit of cleaning and tweaking to be done!

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    It's missing the bridge's plate that goes over the saddles but I've seen some folks rock it without. Functionally works the same, and super cheap if you order the part through the dealer to complete the look. Good find.
     
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  13. jruivo26

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    I actually have the plate, I just took it off and put it in the case :) I like it better this way!
     
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    Seems you got a JP prototype or first model JP or modded JP, anycase if no issue at all then KUDOS!

    its a Steal!
     
  15. Mathemagician

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    Nope that’s just how the early ones looked before EBMM re-did their bridge and moved the high string baseplate screw from under the high E to outside it.
     
  16. GuitarSetup

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    yah early model
     
  17. jruivo26

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    Yep, it's one of the first model JPs from 2007. Still plays incredibly well! And it's beautiful :)
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