Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Castleford, England
Re: UV777BK Universe - need some advice!
That advice is all good, also I see you are UK, if you go to sound control and buy some Ddarrio XL 9's 3 pack some special packs come with a "planet waves fret cleaning system" basically some special cloths and a fret guide for polishing the fret up. I've just done my jem and its well bling now.
All universe necks are unfinished, i've also got a Universe777pBk like yours, built from parts, I bought the neck brand new from Ibanez Japan, I didn't know they were unifinshed either, thought it would feel like the Jem.
The paint is very brittle, i've had some crack where I redrilled the backplate holes it is covered up though. Be weary of the "Hi-cote" brand name laquor sold in car spares shops, I used it on a project and it didn't harden, the other ones are okay thin coates required though.
Don't forget war wounds give character.
Anyone can have a new guitar, the dearest guitars can be the ones looking like they've seen life.
Congrats on getting such a cool axe.