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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey guys, I just bought a '97 uv777bk from a guy who lives by me for 740$. I jumped on this deal because Its the least expensive one I have found by far. But what has me posting here is I was curious about some of the things he said. The serial number is f973330 and he says he bought the guitar in December of '96. He also said that he bought it for 3,000usd and that shortly after he purchased it, Ibanez sent him something in the mail saying that the guitar was recalled due to a slight difference in the light without heat inlay on the body being different than vai's album art..said it was some sort of limited edition..I just wasnt sure if This guy was pulling my leg or what. Thanks for reading!!
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Re: 1997 UV777bk limited edition??

Sorry guys, serial number is f9733330. Forgot a 3!
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Re: 1997 UV777bk limited edition??

Guitars that are recalled because of production errors is something different than a limited edition model imo.

The UV777BK had it's first production year in 1997, so i can imagine being a few mistakes in the first couple of runs.

I never heard this story before, but it might be true.

I'm pretty sure Rich knows the answer.
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thanks so much brosa, ill ask rich, but yeah that pretty much satisfied me!
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Re: 1997 UV777bk limited edition??

The UV777BK had 2 different light without heat inlays...i believe the one on the left was from the earlier production run. Which one looks like yours dude? Note the border around the pyramid!!!!!
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Re: 1997 UV777bk limited edition??

Oh, yeah man mine is definitely the one in the left, it has that thin outline. So is this rare and collectable like the guy said? Or is it just something that just happens and doesn't affect value? Thanks alot for Ur help uv-7-bk
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Re: 1997 UV777bk limited edition??

It's only rare in that it's like every other first year model 777BK's. Somebody may pay a small premium for that, but it's not going to be alot.
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Okay thanks alot rich! That really helped, when I called Hoshino all they told me was that it was a 97' and they couldn't say anymore so I'm a happy guy now!
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Re: 1997 UV777bk limited edition??

Man you got a super good deal. What kind of shape is it in?
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Re: 1997 UV777bk limited edition??

Ha it's actually a funny story, the guy wanted 1500 for it and I went to go check it out without any real intentions of buying it. After I played it, he asked if I was still interested so I left. Then I texted him and thanked him for lettin me come buy and apologized for not being interested due to the price. Then he asked me what I wanted to spend on it, I said he doesn't even want to hear my offer, he said he'd take 800 day of, I said 740, I picked it up an hour later. (maybe he needed drug money??)

It was one of the happiest days of my life and it's condition is amazing, no chips or cracks only a fewlittle dings in the clear coat
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Re: 1997 UV777bk limited edition??

Ha....you prick.
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Grats dude.....happy New Guitar Day to you!!! Pics when ya can mate !!!!
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Re: 1997 UV777bk limited edition??

Bargain sounds like you kicked him right in the nuts on that one.
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