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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-14-2014, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Universe No14 Steve Vai owned

Hello everyone and thanks for the great site about these incredible guitars, i have a very special story i'd like to share and it comes with a question too. I traded a Jem77Fp 1988 mint condition for a Universe MC in mint condition too. I was very surprised that it happened but lucky me anyway, i met the previous owner of that guitar a bit later (she's on the forum so she might participate to this post) and she explained to me that she bought it from Steve Vai's guitar tech on the slip of the tongue tour. Then she gave me the REAL serial number and to my surprise it is No14. You can all imagine how i felt as i started guitar because of Mr. Vai.... But, the guy changed the plate for whatever reason, i knew something was wrong as it is an edge7 not a lopro and the serial starts with 91. i would love to get another plate with the correct serial and this is the best place to ask advices on that. Here are a couple of pictures of this beauty. Cheers to all
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-14-2014, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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I need more post for the pictures link
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The one shredderchick had with the yellow pickups? Somebody traded it for a FP?!

There is no way to get a plate made, if you don't have or can't find the plate it'll never have it again.
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That is the one yes, but not with yellow pickups.
Sad to know i cannot get it or have it made by anyone else
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Maybe someone can make it ? after all it is a metal plate i wonder ?
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i'll post pics if interested

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Yes post pics!
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A FP for a UVMC ? Not a bad deal in my humble opinion
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Not a bad deal at all !
In case you want to get another '88FP back vs your MC, just let me know jijiji

Congratulations !
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Thanks for the offers but i always wanted one so....
here is a link of pictures, cheers

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That's not the guitar Steve owned.
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According to shredderchick it is maybe she'll confirm, she gave me the pictures of the serial number
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I don't believe Steve ever owned any MKR's.
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I don't believe Steve ever owned any MKR's.
Huh? Aren't all the early ones MKR's?



I thought he played that guitar extensively around that time?
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1. Is that an MKR? It's, not definite either way, could be.
2. The catalog PMC he's holding and playing in the studio shot 92 catalog, he never owned.
3. JD and a couple others went to NYC to present 4 UVMC's [first that came in] to Steve on the bus after a show. They were MKR's. Steve said "What the F*** are these?! No F'n way. Only Darren swirls my guitars." And they left with them.
4. Plate #14 was under JD's control and would have gone on an MC personally swirled by Darren for Steve.
5. IIRC Shredderchicks was a one off swirled ATD heavily worn through the finish on the back, the pickups had been changed to yellow.
6. I may be confusing that with another of Steve's. It was on ebay a couple years ago, when Shredderchick was last talking about it.
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