Hi, I'm new to this forum, 1st post here
I consider buying an used Ibanez Universe to be my 1st 7 strings guitar. I've found a recent one in mint condition, I'm waiting for more info from the vendor, including serial number and I will eventually try it.
I'd like to know more about universe necks. Since this model exists, it seems that the neck has changed: I think it was originaly a 2 pc maple, then a 5 pc maple/wenge as currently advertised on the ibanez web page. The used one I've found has a 2 pc maple neck according to its picture, it should be a 2008, 9 or 10 model (confirmation pending).
Can anyone tell me about the history of universe necks ?
Are there 2 neck types on the universe guitars ?
Is there a j craft/prestige neck vs a "standard" one ?
Which one is better: all maple or 5pc maple/wenge ?
Are there particular things to know to check the proper condition of the guitar ? Any advice apreciated.