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post #556 of 558 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 09:18 AM
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Re: Complain to Steve about the JEM/UV LINEUP here (no long winded rants elsewhere)

A Vai 7 string is going to be whatever Steve says it is, not what anybody else does. And of course he first reaches for Bruno, he's been playing it for almost 30 years.

The pyramids, came from the JEM, just as the dots came from the 550, as did the basswood. There is nothing that is only UV except the pickups.....
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post #557 of 558 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 09:31 AM
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Re: Complain to Steve about the JEM/UV LINEUP here (no long winded rants elsewhere)

Originally Posted by greenkamikaze7 View Post
I get the idea of making the JEM7V into a 7-string for the concept and for something different. However, it is NOT a Universe first and foremost - which is what the Vai signature model 7 has always been. Secondly, it is NOT a guitar that Steve himself uses for his 7-string when he reaches for one. He will grab his FTLOG burnt MC time and time again. Which only proves my point, that the originals are the true backbone of the line up, and that the new creation so are merely ploys and spin-off ideas trying to imitate and follow in the originals footsteps. If I wanted a JEM, I would buy a JEM. Why would or should I have to buy a JEM7V7, when I want what it's trying to be but isn't - a Universe??? It's not even close to a Universe - different body wood, additional routes that a UV doesn't have, different pickups, gold hardware which looks like total hell after a while when it fades, vine inlay instead of the traditional disappearing pyramids...
Perhaps the JEM7V7WH is not for you.
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post #558 of 558 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 10:38 AM
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Re: Complain to Steve about the JEM/UV LINEUP here (no long winded rants elsewhere)

Originally Posted by greenkamikaze7 View Post
So what could one expect to see and pay for as close to mint as possible 777GR now a days? Might want to make that a 2017 resolution if it's not unreasonable...
UV777GRs have been selling for anything between 3500 and 4500 US dollars in the last year...
That's what the trend has been , online at least.
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