Originally Posted by GazTop
aslong as you don't plan on selling it again as i imagine the value will drop a lot because of the modification and because they are of a limited run.
How limited is this run? I've heard less than 1000. In a mail on the UV Glen said:
"I will ask around about the UV '97 some more. I have a hard time believing
Ibanez would be THAT aggressive with 1000 units produced (these are very
slow sellers) and since they never appeared as "closeouts" i honestly think
they were made in a small batch then "on demand". It would be interesting
to know the UV777BK production totals to date (which imho might be just
over 1000) ...g"
I agree with him that I never saw any "closeouts" of this UV too. How much could there be around of this particular one? I believe it's also the last non-AANJ UV produced.
What do you guys out there know about the '97 UV7BK?
I don't plan selling it, by the way. It's my first (owned) UV (I've had some for some time courtesy of a friend who collects Jem/UV's, so I know the guitar well) and I wanna keep it, just like some other "special" guitars (A customized '88 X-300 Pantera, A (rare) non-korea Fender Montara I bought new aeons ago for $600 then, A hand-build Yamaha Classical guitar I got via a friend around '90) throughout the years. Some things ain't for sale, how bad things may get. Some of my guitars are amongst those. I pick up and drop RG's continuously. They make good "workhorses".
I always remember a guitar that I lost, together with an Yngwie signature strat, a Jackson, a '66 tele, a "gold" stratocaster ("goldstrat"), a few Kramers and a few other axes when my house burned down in '93. It was an Eko, and the model "Shortgun". It was sort of a stick with a rifle-kinda body. It was an aniversary special. Came with a very powerful Humbucker (that survived because I mounted it into the Pantera). Man, I've been looking to get another, but they're HARD to find. Love to get one and put a whammy-bar in it.