As a longtime lurker, occasional contributor, I've been following these forums.
A recent purchase has prompted me to post a msg. here.
While bored at lunch one day, I decided to read the internet newsgroups. * ALT.GUITAR was one I subscribed to and donwloaded 1000s of msgs from. * Near the top, I see a subject of "3 guitars for sale". *I read it and this guy is selling a UV777GR. *He has a link for pix and says "make offer. *these are going to ebay next week". *The guitar itself has a 1 headstock chip, 1 back-of-the-horn chip and a missing pressure pad.
So I like the pics, exchange a couple of emails, and I offer him something in mid $600 range for the guitar. *He accepts right off! *Cool! *He ships the guitar, I open up the case and I am extremely surprised to see a very shiny, highly flamed, maple board!! *
Everything works on the guitar but the fretboard is amazing! *
Has anyone else here seen/heard of a flamed-maple UV777GR? *
In a previous life, I owned a UV777GR but had to sell it......regretted it ever since. *Now I'm re-united with one and I think I'll hang onto this one for a while. *I think it's kinda special.
You never know when G.A.S. will strike, override your best reasoning skills and force your hand into the cookie jar of guitars!
Will post some pics this weekend. *Once I figure read the FAQ and figure out where to put them.
Gotta find time to play the darned thing also!
(Edited by entropy at 4:01 pm on Feb. 8, 2002)