Re: What's the used UV market like nowadays?
FWIW, I paid $1400 for my Universe back in March of this year. Mine's a '99 and in what I would consider "very good to excellent" shape. It's not "Mint" that's for sure. I figured it was a fair price, I'm sure I could have talked the guy down a bit more but I've always wanted a Universe for as long as I can remember. And have owned all kinds of other guitars(mainly Ibanez's and Fender's) but have never run across a nice Universe, other than being brand new in guitar stores.
I will say this much, now that I have one, it's the one guitar that I'll never, sell or do without. It's probably my favorite guitar, the way it plays when I pick it up, it's like I've owned it since brand new in 1999.
I'd think hard about selling it if I were you man. If you really love the guitar, keep it. After all it is a Universe and while it ain't rare or super sought after. It's still a guitar you don't see alot of guys with.
I've had 4 RG7620's(7 Strings) and my Universe speaks to me on a completely different level than my other 7's did.