Re: Help identify and value my 1990 Universe!
Well well, thatís quite the story! I didnít realise the guitar was unique. Well, I suppose unique in the sense that itís not a stock model: I suppose if FCN assembled mine from various parts it could also have done the same for any other. The thing Iím still trying to figure out is the relevance of it having model number 199 on the neck plate: does that even have any meaning if it was assembled from parts?
As far as changing the pickups or paint job, Iíd much rather keep it (or sell it) as it currently is. If itís a one-off Iíd rather keep it that way. Even though the body isnít immaculate ó the aforementioned knock to the body plus a few very faint crack lines in the paintwork from age ó Iíd rather let someone else take ownership of it and then decide what they want to do with it.