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post Aug 23 2007, 12:52 PM
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I finally managed to snap a few shots of my baby biggrin.gif. Its a '92 Ibanez Universe 7 string. I setup the action myself. It's an absolute speed daemon. Very thin, flat, smooth neck. Not a scratch on her. Hopping to add either a Dean RC-7 or a Ibanez Jem soon.

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post Aug 23 2007, 12:54 PM
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OH. MY. GOODNESS. thats a beautiful guitar smile.gif


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post Aug 23 2007, 01:07 PM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Aug 23 2007, 08:02 AM) *
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LOL. It has been sitting in its case for almost all of its life. I only started playing again recently. I went Manies in New York to talk to their guy about setting it up. When he learned what it was, he almost dropped. He told me I could easily get $5000 for it. When I heard that, I almost dropped. Decided not to bring it in to the city, read up on it, and set it up myself.

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post Aug 23 2007, 02:05 PM
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QUOTE (ch00ch00man @ Aug 23 2007, 08:07 AM) *
LOL. It has been sitting in its case for almost all of its life. I only started playing again recently. I went Manies in New York to talk to their guy about setting it up. When he learned what it was, he almost dropped. He told me I could easily get $5000 for it. When I heard that, I almost dropped. Decided not to bring it in to the city, read up on it, and set it up myself.

Boris



Yep dude its a sweet guitar .I have been wanting a seven string for awhile now and you know that being a 92 is one of the earliest 7 strings i have heard of.I didnt even think they came out with the 7 string till like 95 or so.Hold on to it because its uniqe and looks killer smile.gif


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post Aug 23 2007, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Aug 23 2007, 09:05 AM) *
Yep dude its a sweet guitar .I have been wanting a seven string for awhile now and you know that being a 92 is one of the earliest 7 strings i have heard of.I didnt even think they came out with the 7 string till like 95 or so.Hold on to it because its uniqe and looks killer smile.gif


shrederman, I don't know what kind of music you like, but if your in to shred (duh), I highly recommend Dean RC-7. Its not out yet. Pavel order it. It should be shipping by the end of the year. That guitar is absolutely built for speed. The cutaway alone is worth it, and its a seven string like you want. Wait till Pavel gets his. He promised to do a review. Then go out and snag one for yourself (I definitely will).

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Btw, thank you guys for nice comments, I greatly appreciate them biggrin.gif
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post Aug 23 2007, 08:19 PM
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Haha, nice one! Did you design it yourself?


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post Aug 23 2007, 11:33 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Aug 23 2007, 03:19 PM) *
Haha, nice one! Did you design it yourself?


Robin, no thats how it came from Ibanez, completely stock and original. After I learned of its value, I decided to do some digging, and found out that this particular model was only manufactured for two years. I believe its called multi-color. I came across a site (can't seem to find it now) of a guy who had one, and was very knowledgeable about its origins. I'll try and dig it up again.

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post Aug 24 2007, 06:04 AM
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QUOTE (ch00ch00man @ Aug 23 2007, 12:52 PM) *
I finally managed to snap a few shots of my baby biggrin.gif. Its a '92 Ibanez Universe 7 string. I setup the action myself. It's an absolute speed daemon. Very thin, flat, smooth neck. Not a scratch on her. Hopping to add either a Dean RC-7 or a Ibanez Jem soon.

Boris

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This is a very rare guitar indeed. In fact only 1038 of the UV77MC were manufactured worldwide between 1990 and 1993. Since it has the more neon looking paint, that means it was painted by ATD in Japan where SV had his first proto painted. If it has the Lo Pro trem then it is most likely a 92 like you say, but if for some reason you notice it has the Edge Pro then it is a 90 model and even more rare. Either way you have an axe that only 1092 other people in the world have. Take care of it. Most people hang this on the wall or keep it in the case since it is such a collectors item, but I would have to play it often.

Bit of history:

The first Universes, the UV7 and UV77 appeared on the market in 1990, though Vai had played prototypes in live performances before that. The UV7 was available in white (UV7PWH) or black with green appointments (UV7BK). The UV77 was available in a swirled multicolor finish (UV77MC) and is now considered a collector's item. The UV77MC's were swirled first in Japan. Steve Vai had agreed to only allow the guitars to be produced if they were swirled at the same place his was; About Time Designs. After a brief period, the UV77MC Japanese Swirls were aborted in favor of the American Swirled ATD Swirled UV77MC's.
In 1991, Ibanez also introduced the UV777. The most expensive Universe at the time, it was available in green with a black pickguard and green and yellow appointments (UV777GR). It also featured a maple fingerboard as opposed to rosewood.
The UV7PWH and UV77MC was produced from 1990-1993, the UV777 from 1991-1993 and the UV7BK from 1990-1994. No Universes were produced in 1995 due to low demand, but the UV7BK returned in 1996 largely due to Korn, a nu-metal quintet from California, and Fear Factory, a California based Industrial metal band.
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post Aug 24 2007, 06:09 AM
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QUOTE (Rock @ Aug 24 2007, 01:04 AM) *
This is a very rare guitar indeed. In fact only 1038 of the UV77MC were manufactured worldwide between 1990 and 1993. Since it has the more neon looking paint, that means it was painted by ATD in Japan where SV had his first proto painted. If it has the Lo Pro trem then it is most likely a 92 like you say, but if for some reason you notice it has the Edge Pro then it is a 90 model and even more rare. Either way you have an axe that only 1092 other people in the world have. Take care of it. Most people hang this on the wall or keep it in the case since it is such a collectors item, but I would have to play it often.

Bit of history:

The first Universes, the UV7 and UV77 appeared on the market in 1990, though Vai had played prototypes in live performances before that. The UV7 was available in white (UV7PWH) or black with green appointments (UV7BK). The UV77 was available in a swirled multicolor finish (UV77MC) and is now considered a collector's item. The UV77MC's were swirled first in Japan. Steve Vai had agreed to only allow the guitars to be produced if they were swirled at the same place his was; About Time Designs. After a brief period, the UV77MC Japanese Swirls were aborted in favor of the American Swirled ATD Swirled UV77MC's.
In 1991, Ibanez also introduced the UV777. The most expensive Universe at the time, it was available in green with a black pickguard and green and yellow appointments (UV777GR). It also featured a maple fingerboard as opposed to rosewood.
The UV7PWH and UV77MC was produced from 1990-1993, the UV777 from 1991-1993 and the UV7BK from 1990-1994. No Universes were produced in 1995 due to low demand, but the UV7BK returned in 1996 largely due to Korn, a nu-metal quintet from California, and Fear Factory, a California based Industrial metal band.



I knew they couldnt have been out much earlier than 95 laugh.gif Yep thats some cool information,and that guitar is sweet.


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post Aug 24 2007, 06:15 AM
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Either someone put LSD in my cheerio's this morning or that is one sweet-ass guitar! smile.gif


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The LSD though, its still probable biggrin.gif
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post Aug 24 2007, 11:10 AM
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QUOTE (Rock @ Aug 24 2007, 01:04 AM) *
This is a very rare guitar indeed. In fact only 1038 of the UV77MC were manufactured worldwide between 1990 and 1993. Since it has the more neon looking paint, that means it was painted by ATD in Japan where SV had his first proto painted. If it has the Lo Pro trem then it is most likely a 92 like you say, but if for some reason you notice it has the Edge Pro then it is a 90 model and even more rare. Either way you have an axe that only 1092 other people in the world have. Take care of it. Most people hang this on the wall or keep it in the case since it is such a collectors item, but I would have to play it often.

Bit of history:

The first Universes, the UV7 and UV77 appeared on the market in 1990, though Vai had played prototypes in live performances before that. The UV7 was available in white (UV7PWH) or black with green appointments (UV7BK). The UV77 was available in a swirled multicolor finish (UV77MC) and is now considered a collector's item. The UV77MC's were swirled first in Japan. Steve Vai had agreed to only allow the guitars to be produced if they were swirled at the same place his was; About Time Designs. After a brief period, the UV77MC Japanese Swirls were aborted in favor of the American Swirled ATD Swirled UV77MC's.
In 1991, Ibanez also introduced the UV777. The most expensive Universe at the time, it was available in green with a black pickguard and green and yellow appointments (UV777GR). It also featured a maple fingerboard as opposed to rosewood.
The UV7PWH and UV77MC was produced from 1990-1993, the UV777 from 1991-1993 and the UV7BK from 1990-1994. No Universes were produced in 1995 due to low demand, but the UV7BK returned in 1996 largely due to Korn, a nu-metal quintet from California, and Fear Factory, a California based Industrial metal band.


Rock, Thats it! Thats the information I remember reading. Thanks a lot for posting it. I was going out of my mind at work today trying to find it.

Okay, you got me totally intrigued with this 90 vs 92 business. I looked at the bridge, and other then "licensed floyd rose patent pending", there are no other markings. I know I bought this guitar in the early nineties. As a matter of fact it was a wedding gift from my wife. She wanted me to start playing again, so she dragged me to Manies and had me pick one out. I remember being very reluctant cause at that time I was still getting over Rhads' death (Love that little woman of mine smile.gif). Being a pack rat of sorts, I never throw anything out. So I looked through my stuff and found the case candy that came with it. The warranty card (still unfilled out) has hand written info, but no date. It says the model is; UV77MC, and the serial # is; 000352. I also found an effects catalog from Ibanez, which was also in the case. Its date is 1990! So while I'm still not sure if its 90 or 92, I'm feeling really good about it smile.gif.

As for hanging it on the wall, nah. Thats never been my style. To be sure I baby all my babies. If you were to see it in person you would never think its a 90-92 guitar. Not a scratch on her. And no rust/oxidation on the metal parts either. But man do i love to play it. Every day, several hours a day. It fits me like a glove smile.gif.

Anyway, again, thanks for digging up the info,
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