Opinions on Universe
I own a UV777BK. *I have owned high end fenders, gibsons, parkers, old strats, carvins, blah blah... *You will not be disappointed with a new UV. *Fit and finish are top notch. *Mine is simply stunning, the binding just glows and the pyramids just set it all off. *It is the favorite of all guitars I have ever owned. *Carvins and parkers are arguably the best playing instruments made, and the carvin prices easily place them in the best bang for the buck catagory. *But they, like parkers, are extremely sterile. *Not sure if its the pickups or what, just hard to put your finger on. *The UV feels like an organic living breathing being. *It just drips tone, and thats with stock pickups. *I love it. *
The PRS's and highend fenders and LPs of the world are great guitars, they are just different, and very expensive to boot. *The UV gives you the best versatility, tone, and range options with the added string. *It will open up avenues that were not available on just six strings. *We are all biased, ask the same question to PRS enthusiasts and UV will be crap second rate guitars (athough we all know that's bunk).