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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2010, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cool 1990 UV7BK upgraded into a UV7GMC

Ok,
I bought a 1990 Ibanez UV7BK (Black/Green Dot) in 2002.

Since I always liked the Ibanez Jem77 GMC (Green Multi Color).....I
decided (started in 2003) it was time to create a 7-String GMC version.

Called it an Ibanez GMCUV7.

http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/s...e%20UV7%20GMC/


Process Steps & Timeline:
1. In 2002, bought a good condition Ibanez UV7 BK (Black Green Dot). It had some dings and the hardware showed some wear.
2. In 2003, sent it to Herc Fede. Herc sanded it down, added a Lion's Claw near the tremolo, added a Monkey Grip, added a clear pickguard, and then Swirled it per my instruction into a GMC. Received 11 months later. Worth the wait.
3. In 2008, decided to put a new neck to replace the Green Dot.
Chris Wood built a new neck. Received 16 months later. Wait made me worry, but nice neck.
4. In 2009, bought all new hardware from Rich Harris' Ibanez Rules (Lopro Edge 7, Tuners, Locking Nut). Always fast service.
5. Contacted a local Luthier to drill all the holes on the neck for hardware. Took 1 week (due to his workload).
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2010, 05:42 AM
 
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Re: 1990 UV7BK upgraded into a UV7GMC

Can you say awesomish? Pickguard cavity for switch is obviously bigger, me don't like it too much. Anyways, awesomish.
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Want.
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Re: 1990 UV7BK upgraded into a UV7GMC

Looks great.
I'm working on a very similar project that will hopefully be done around June.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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Re: 1990 UV7BK upgraded into a UV7GMC

very nice indeed, so now we got 7string jem.
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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Most excellent

Looks great, now get out there and play it to within an inch of its life
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Wow! That guitar looks very very good.
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Re: 1990 UV7BK upgraded into a UV7GMC

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Can you say awesomish? Pickguard cavity for switch is obviously bigger, me don't like it too much. Anyways, awesomish.
I noticed that, too. Replace it with an OEM pickguard perhaps?

Guitar looks awesome! I always keep my eye open for good condition 777VBK's for this exact reason. Glad to hear that everything finally came through on all the customer work. Waiting is always really tough!
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Re: 1990 UV7BK upgraded into a UV7GMC

this is really awesome, gorgeous, beauty and yummy!
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Sexy...
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makes me want a gmc....
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2010, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 1990 UV7BK upgraded into a UV7GMC

Thanks to all for the encouragement. I always wanted a Jem77GMC turned into a 7 String. Herc nailed the swirl and I was astonished when he sent it back and I opened the case.
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and this the most ATDish Herc GMC swirl i've ever seen, to date!
awesome.
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Re: 1990 UV7BK upgraded into a UV7GMC

hello

great guitar! but how did you get it back routed this way?please explain.
i have the same idea with my guitar.(uv bk)
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Re: 1990 UV7BK upgraded into a UV7GMC

If Herc sanded the body down, made a claw and grip, he probably filled the front cavity and made a rear cavity.
Or Herc used a 7 string body he already got.

On topic:

Wow! Jemsite used to have these kind of projects threads all the time. Love it!
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