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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Odd Universe serial number? starts with "A"

It's a Black UV7BK with a serial of A064955. I was told i should be concerned this was not a real Ibanez. I really hope someone can shed some light on this, as I doubt I can return a guitar to a store that no longer exists, 11 years later. [E.U. Wurlitzer]

I took a few pictures, which are quite large, that can be seen at http://www.endora.com/ibanez

It does say made in japan on the tuners...but no one has heard of this serial number.

Wow: handling that really leaves marks, I'll need to clean it up if I decide to sell it, it's mint condition but the marks make it look odd.

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You'd have to post a picture of it.
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See link with pictures above.
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Can't argue with that. Some things will never be explained, and that would be the first plate like that I can recall.

Macro is for close ups, most of your pics are terribly out of focus.
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Re: Odd Universe serial number? starts with "A"

Perhaps the plate was replaced?

If anyone would know, it would be Rich.
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Thats how I got it from the store, It hasn't left my possession since.
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You shouldn't put the ball-ends into the trem like that!

http://www.endora.com/ibanez/trem.jpg

other than that, it's a real uvi with the wrong plate.
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Yep, looks like a '97 UV with a weird neckplate, all the rest looks dead on authentic, so i wouldn't worry!
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Well that makes me feel better, I was worried about the serial. Does Ibanez have any email or phone support where I can ask them about it by chance?
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Ouch, Yeah man definetly cut the balls off the strings instead of putting them in the trem.
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Well that makes me feel better, I was worried about the serial. Does Ibanez have any email or phone support where I can ask them about it by chance?
http://www.ibanez.com/FORUM/
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I've never seen a neckplate like ever, pretty interesting. Nice UV7BK.
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You shouldn't put the ball-ends into the trem like that!

http://www.endora.com/ibanez/trem.jpg
Sure LOL
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-27-2008, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ya that got fixed, I never noticed that until now. The guitar sat in the case for years. That was a bad way to string it up though.
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I string 'em up like this, actually Rich strung them up like that and i've been doing it that way since.

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