Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Victoria - BC, Canada
Re: UV Conversion?
I'll press the fast forward button for you and tell you what's likely going to happen.
You will buy a 7320 and then have a luthier build a custom neck for it. You will likely want to upgrade pick ups, but even without that you'll be within a few hundred dollars of being able to afford a used UV7BK.
You will get bored of it over time and the hunger you feel for that Uv7BK will return.
You will buy a Uv7BK. You will be happy with it
You will then realize you shouldv just done that in the first place.
I've bee in the same shoes man. Customs are nice when you want something unique, but if you're expecting the quality, feel and tone of that Universe, it's going to be hard to emulate perfectly and even if you did, you're still going to want a real universe.
Go for it if you want to, but on the other hand just save up some more money on top of what you had projected to spend and you should be able to afford one in no time. I see them float around the 900-1400 range all the time. More often than ever, you can get a nice example for like 1200. I know it seems like a lot, but they are fantastic. I once had the chance to pick up a nice 01' and I missed my chance. None of the ones i have played since have gotten to me like that one did.