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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: Ibanez UV77MC ATD Swirl!!!

After a very long time of searching, and a lot of helpful friends pointing me in various directions, I have been so fortunate to come across a 99% mint ATD UV77MC that was right under my nose locally for quite some time. If you all can't tell, I may be a little giddy, so I apologize for the lack of sensible sentence structure here... picking this guitar up and playing it must be what turning the keys in a ferrarri feels like! If for some reason these photo links do not work please help me find an alternative, or if one of you fellow members have a means to actually display them on the forum for me, that would be fantastic!

Thanks and happy hunting to those looking for their own "dream guitars"... they are definitely out there somewhere!

~Forrest

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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Re: NGD: Ibanez UV77MC ATD Swirl!!!

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Re: NGD: Ibanez UV77MC ATD Swirl!!!

Wow sweet! That's in amazing shape! Where in Virginia did you find this?

I know it looks great on the hanger but please please please keep that guitar in the case when you're not playing it. The pink that ATD used on those guitars is EXTREMELY prone to fading and it's really killed a lot of the original UVMC's and PMC's.
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Re: NGD: Ibanez UV77MC ATD Swirl!!!

Wow. *jealousy rising*

Are those windows secure?
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Very nice indeedy, i miss mine, congrats
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Awesome example! Congrats!
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Fantastic!
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Wow sweet! That's in amazing shape! Where in Virginia did you find this?

I know it looks great on the hanger but please please please keep that guitar in the case when you're not playing it. The pink that ATD used on those guitars is EXTREMELY prone to fading and it's really killed a lot of the original UVMC's and PMC's.
I picked it up from a local cat around Richmond as luck would have it! I've heard from many that the pink is very prone to fading and in my search came across a handful that almost looked white after all these years! I feel very fortunate to have found one in such great shape, however it's bittersweet knowing to keep it's integrity with the paint that I will have to make it live in its case when it's not in use.

The funny thing about this universe is the neck has zero use, nicks, wear, not even an touch of hand oil. The body itself has one nick on the bottom horn and that is it, and of course the typical neck pocket clear coat cracks. However what I'm curious about is, for a guitar that has literally lived its entire past 23 years in it's case, how did the neck plate manage to get a touch of corrosion?? Maybe just one of life's mysteries!

~Forrest
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Re: NGD: Ibanez UV77MC ATD Swirl!!!

Great find you've got there. I picked up an MKR about 5 4 years back that was in the same condition, there was not a mark on the guitar at all but the neck plate had slight corrosion and the usual neck joint crack. Its still in the same condition to this day.
I would definitley keep yours in its case and not let the dreaded UV light near it. you've got to gig it though, there awesome!
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I picked it up from a local cat around Richmond as luck would have it! I've heard from many that the pink is very prone to fading and in my search came across a handful that almost looked white after all these years! I feel very fortunate to have found one in such great shape, however it's bittersweet knowing to keep it's integrity with the paint that I will have to make it live in its case when it's not in use.

The funny thing about this universe is the neck has zero use, nicks, wear, not even an touch of hand oil. The body itself has one nick on the bottom horn and that is it, and of course the typical neck pocket clear coat cracks. However what I'm curious about is, for a guitar that has literally lived its entire past 23 years in it's case, how did the neck plate manage to get a touch of corrosion?? Maybe just one of life's mysteries!

~Forrest
Very cool. I sometimes look through local classifieds for DC and Baltimore, but I never think to look at Richmond. It's a little bit of a hike for me, but there's probably some good stuff down there.

I feel your pain on not having the guitars out. I have an LNG and an SK Jem. Although the LNG paint itself seems to be pretty impervious to fading, the pink pickups are not. SK Jems and light do not mix at all. I'd love to have those out but I make them live in their cases.
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Re: NGD: Ibanez UV77MC ATD Swirl!!!

Awesome looking instrument and a great quality find by the sound of it. I know there's plenty of excellent Ibby's around but those are legendary. When my lottery ticket comes up trumps I'm making Rich an offer for the 91' catelogue MC hopefully he's still got under the bed...
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Awesome Axe, congrats
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Re: NGD: Ibanez UV77MC ATD Swirl!!!

nice axe-well done
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That's gorgeous! Congrats on that find!
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