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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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UV777BK vrs uv777gr - help me decide

hi,
i have decided to purchase a Universe, however i am stuck between a 777bk or 777gr.
the 777BK is very stylish, has a rosewood board (i prefare), better acess to the last few frets, and seems to be prefared on this site.
however i think that it is just a bit plain, being black, not really what the Vai range is about, *the green just seems a little more crazy, a bit more individual, and a bit more collectable it does have a maple fingerboard, which i find to be not as nice against ur fingers (maybe its just a bad experience of my wolfgang).
i have the intention of getting a uv mc eventually, would the GReen me more tradeable, please help me!!!!!! :/
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 09:02 PM
 
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The green would be more rare, and collectable. However, the uv777bk plays better than words can describe. But one also wants a good visual guitar . If you like the looks of a gr better, than get it. They are more rare than a mc, by the way.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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its the maple fretboard i am most worried about, i never really liked my wolfgang maple fretboard.
what makes the BK play better than the green
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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i think i would prefare the green, i just need to find a rosewood fretboard, is it possible to change fretboards, or would i have to change the entire neck? *
if any one wants a maple fingerboard neck in exchange for a rosewood one please leave a post or email me
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 09:36 PM
 
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Well, here is my experience, I had a UV777BK and I didn't like it. *I waited for a year and finally found a trade for a UV777GR, I love the GR, I generally prefer rosewood or ebony, but I love the maple board on that guitar. *The neck on the GR is way nicer than what was on the UV777Bk. *I have 3 older UV's, and all 3 have nicer necks than the new one. *I love my GR, glad the UV777BK is gone, and as for the upper fret access, I think it's just as good on the old UV's, I'm not hung up on the AANJ at all. *
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 09:41 PM
 
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Try em both out if you can.. Personally I'd take a maple fretboard over rosewood or ebony any day.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the advice, i would love to try them both out, but cant. *
i had a JS100 and a wolfgang standard at the same time, i played the JS and never used the wolfgang, i always said it was the maple, i dont know, luckily both guitars are in retirement now.
i would feel better if i got the green, and if i didnt like the maple i could change boards, i dont know if this is a possiblity though.
i think some one told me about someone who made a costomised UV GMC, was it u LittleGreenman, if so could u tell me what u did?
thanks
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 09:56 PM
 
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It wasn't me, I have a UV that I made into a shocking pink UV with a vine inlay and a monkey grip though hehehe
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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really, were did u get the vine inlays done?
was it expensive?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 11:00 PM
 
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check your email dude!
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 02:23 PM
 
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Also scan the for sale adds for Jem and UVs in the Buy and Sell section of the site. *There is a GR for sale and a guy selling a UV7BK neck. *YOu could get both and swap out the necks and get your rosewood board with green dots. *Then I would be happy to take that GR neck off your hands.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the offer gresh, i would but i really would like the the same inlays if i swaped,
i think that i have found the deal i want on the 777gr, im going to try the maple neck, and if i dont like it, then i wil try to swap.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 02:45 PM
 
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Good luck, I love the maple on the GR, it's the GR part that I don't really love. *Still a great guitar though, and quite rare. *Enjoy.
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