Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Re: Is this a good buy?
Welcome to Jemsite Ben!!!
are you planning on using the BIN??? If so, I'd ask the seller for a better picture of the screws that hold the nut onto the neck..... It looks like it might have the famous "nut crack" in the pic. If it is cracked and been repaired properly, it's no big deal at all but it does affect the value some..........
Also, I'm sure you know that the pickguard and pickups are not original. That also affects the value some.
$1600 is TOP dollar for a UV777. I would value it at $1400-1500 if there is NO crack behind the nut (considering you'll need to buy parts to make it original). If there is a crack I would pay no more than $1250-$1300 plus shipping.
Everything looks pretty nice on this guitar (from the pics) I know I'd like to own it.
As a side note, posting links to ebay ad's will get you in hot water here on Jemsite (big no no)..... good for future knowledge.... You can always PM someone with item #'s for help on this kind of stuff.....