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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Buying a Universe 777

Hi All,

Need your help on this.
I am new to the forum.
I was priginally very interested in the JP7, but the price is just not for me yet. therefore i started to look for an alternative. being a steve fan, the universe naturally began a 2nd choice. it was more affordable, half the price i would say! so here is the questions.
Has the lastest universe listed in the Ibanez official site(UV777P) been around for quite a while?
was there a Korean or Indonesian version of the Universe made?
Was there a non prestige model of the Universe made?
Whats the street price for a universe new?
Is the universe neck binded?
Any other things i should look out for?
Thank in advance
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 05:20 AM
 
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Re: Buying a Universe 777

was there a Korean or Indonesian version of the Universe made?

No, Japan only.

Was there a non prestige model of the Universe made?

I guess since term Prestige came across you can use it on Universe

Whats the street price for a universe new?

Depends on your region...

Is the universe neck binded?

on 777BK only
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Buying a Universe 777

Hi,

I just noticed, the Prestige neck is a 5 piece bonded wood (with an obvious 2 strips at the back) but the one i saw in the shop was pure maple. Was there really a non Prestige version?
And also, whats so special about the Prestige neck?? izzit of better tone sustainability, or....
please enlighten me
thanks in advance.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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Re: Buying a Universe 777

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Hi,

I just noticed, the Prestige neck is a 5 piece bonded wood (with an obvious 2 strips at the back) but the one i saw in the shop was pure maple. Was there really a non Prestige version?
Yes. I have a 2003 with a one piece neck. Not sure when they switched to Prestige.

I think the only practical difference between the two necks is that the old style neck has a light oil finish, and the Prestige has a clearcoat finish. Also, there's a bit of extra wood under the nut on the Prestige, kind of a "thumb rest" sort of thing. This doesn't really affect play - it's probably there to reinforce the weak spot around the nut bolts.

Presumably the 5 piece construction is stronger and more resistant to warping...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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Re: Buying a Universe 777

the Tremolo's are different also. The old models have the Lo-Pro Edge 7. The new models have the Edge Pro 7 bridge.
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