Right now, you can walk into almost any music store around you and see a 7-string or two on the wall. Ibanez or not, you'll still probably see one. The demand may not be as high anymore, but that's simply because they are everywhere now, so you don't hear people trying desperately to hunt one down.
Wasn't it like 92' or 93' when Ibanez had 3 UV's? The UV7BK, UV7PWH and the UV777GR?
It'd be VERY nice if Ibanez complimented the UV777BK with another UV model, 10th Anniv. or not. The UV777BK's been around for 4 years this year now...
With no news of a new JEM, or a UV for that matter, actually, the only signature models coming out this year is the Korn model, if I remember correctly, it looks like Ibanez is taking a back-seat with the signature lines.
Personally, I'd like to see a 2nd UV added to the line, with the UV777BK still being produced. (Like Ibanez isn't making money off that....)
Anyways....I'm off to rant somewhere else.