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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-24-2015, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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New UV71P or used 777PBK?

I hate buying old, used guitars unless I find one IMMACULATE condition which, as you know, is rare. So, What would you do? Look and hope for a really good condition 1990's 777 or buy a new Premium UV71P (or the black UV70P)?

Hmmm...
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-24-2015, 02:50 PM
 
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Re: New UV71P or used 777PBK?

Unless I'm greatly mistaken, the Premium line isn't made in Japan, but rather Korea or Indonesia. For that reason alone a 777 would be the way to go.

I wouldn't worry so much about condition, either - as long as the neck is clean, well, if you're buying it to play, then there's going to come a time when it's no longer immaculate. And, to me, there's something "real" about a well-played guitar.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-24-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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Re: New UV71P or used 777PBK?

I agree that an older MIJ 777 would be the way to go and that broken-in guitars play better.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 02:07 AM
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Re: New UV71P or used 777PBK?

Its true that wood gets better with time. Also true that MII guitars have some QC issues. *But* the newer design, (AANJ), newer selection of woods, newer pups, KTS rods, I think make the new premium universes very competitive guitars. Owning a UV70p, I'd get the UV71p, this looks fantastic.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New UV71P or used 777PBK?

Thanks everyone! And yes panix, good point about the AANJ! I do NOT like to old neck joints at all!

Since I won't be playing the 7 string all that often i'll probably get the new UV71P. It really looks cool!
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