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Thread: JP6 Stainless Steel Frets - Used buyers guide

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    JP6 Stainless Steel Frets - Used buyers guide

    Hi,

    I've been wanting a JP6 for a long time and have finally decided to pull the trigger.

    I'd love to buy one new, however here in the UK they're 3,000/$4,000 new, which is more than my budget.

    I'm pretty relaxed about almost all the specs (piezo, colour, even condition to a point) however the one thing I won't compromise on is stainless steel frets.

    The problem is that many used adverts don't always specify fret material.

    I did read a forum post on here from a few years back that seemed to confirm that all post NAMM 2011 JP6s had SS frets.

    Can anyone help me to figure out a way to know whether or not a Reverb/eBay/local classified advertised JP6 has SS frets or not!!

    TL;DR Do all JP6's from 2011 onwards have stainless steel frets?

    Cheers

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    I believe they started using Stainless on the JPs around 2011/2012.
    Another way to tell what Frets were used, is to look at the JP Trem. The Trem changed from the cutout baseplate to the rectangular baseplate, around the same time as the SS Frets became standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
    I believe they started using Stainless on the JPs around 2011/2012.
    Another way to tell what Frets were used, is to look at the JP Trem. The Trem changed from the cutout baseplate to the rectangular baseplate, around the same time as the SS Frets became standard.
    Awesome, really helpful!

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