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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2003, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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UV pickguard seems to have changed

Check this out...long post - get comfy.

I ordered an aftermarket pickguard from Chandler for my UV. I was going to replace the cheesey mirror on my '99 777BK - I ordered a white one and Alden/YaYoGaak was going to swirl it for me (he gone quite swirly mad, ya know).

After a long wait, the pickguard arrived at his house. He sent me an e-mail saying that it didn't fit quite right on his UV777DY (the custom one). It also bothered him that the pickguard didn't have the beveled edge like the stock ones do. Here's what it looked like laid over his guitar:



After much deliberation, I decided that I'd have him send me the plain white one and I'd use it as a temporary replacement while i sent him the mirror for swirling. After the project was complete, I'd send him back the white one to sell as a project for a Jemsiter who might not care as much.

I received the plain white one in the mail today and laid it over my UV and it fits perfectly .



My best guess is that they changed the shape slightly when they changed the neck joint to AANJ.

Since it fits right, I can live without the beveling. Question is now...do I send him back the white one for my swirl and sell the mirror as-is (it's got a few minor cracks which will 'disappear' when swirled) or do i go with the 2nd plan and have the original mirrorguard swirled and sell the white one for somebody's project?

What would you do?

Also, do you think that there would be more of a market for the mirrored one or for the white one?

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You can clearly see where the trebble side cutaway ends at the 21st fret on the block joint and between the 22nd and 23rd on the AANJ. They also changed the trem covers and drilled the center holes in a different spot.
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the AANJ pickguards are different than the non-AANJ pickguards.

i forsee zero market for that ugly/plain white guard... swirl that and sell the mirror one... glen
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the AANJ pickguards are different than the non-AANJ pickguards.

i forsee zero market for that ugly/plain white guard... swirl that and sell the mirror one... glen
The plain white one would obviously be sold as an 'Alden will swirl this for you for $x' kinda thing. I get my money back on the guard and he gets something for swirl. I wouldn't expect anybody would want a white guard.

I'm leaning in the direction of swirling the white one for myself anyway though.
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Swirl the white one and sell the mirrored one.

On the AANJ, 6 and 7 string, they are cut deeper as Rich mentioned. I remember a while back , some of us debating that very topic. The pics are the proof :-)
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Definately swirl the white. The swirl needs to be on white to bring the colors alive
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2003, 09:36 PM
 
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Are you sure about the 6's? I know the Universe guard changed but when I ordered a 6 RG guard from Roger Jeannie I expressed this concern and he told me the 6's guard didn't change.
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Yes, I am positive. I have both body types and both pickguard types here.
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There are also inconsistincies on the truss rod cover with Universes. When I went to order one from a vendor (Jeannie Pickguards if I remember correctly) he needed to know the exact year because there seemed to be discrepancies between even the years on different models.

The Universe is not Universal....
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2003, 04:11 PM
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Hmmmm?

Strats are known to have mounting screws in different positions, but UV's/JEM's have been fairly consitent through the years. I haven't found truss rod or cavity covers to vary at all.
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Alright Kenny,I've been away for awhile but Swirl the white un :-) Psssst I could still be persuaded to buy the chrome/mirror one off you (from ages ago if you recall) Errr think i still have the PM too lol

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I believe there are 3 people interested in the mirror (for reasons that are way beyond me :P )

When the time comes, i'll put up an ad and you guys can all bid on it.

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Bet they've put a 99 pickguard on my 2000-model UV or something...wankers...
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-22-2003, 05:33 AM
 
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Ooooo a bidding war :-) fair enough,i'll have to keep checking in :-)


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