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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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This is my new baby: UCEW1QM-TP. I still can't believe it is mine. It is in excellent condition, no fret wear, even the color on hardware is intact (it is 15 years old!!!). Thank you again Keith!
Enjoy pics: http://photobucket.com/albums/f327/p...%20UCEW1QM-TP/
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 05:39 PM
 
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That's my favorite UCEW. God, that's such a gorgeous guitar--congrats.
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Congrats on the guitar

Keith's cool, brought a couple of guitars from him in the past.
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awesome guitar...

Love the color..
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nice. would like to see a pic taken from the top of the guitar body to see the forearm contour, just to see how the top wood looks at that point. i'm assuming with a top that thick it isn't a drop top.
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Beautiful guitar, congratulations. I will admit though that I'll never understand why they didn't use direct mount pickups on those... covering some of that wood with pickup rings just seems wrong to me
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Congrats! You will love playing it too.
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That's a fantastic guitar. I love the large "Ibanez" headstock decals.
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Congrats and welcome to the USA Custom Exotic Wood club!! If you hate the metal pickup rings why not get some wooden ones? (or you can always direct mount the pickups and just leave the exposed holes)
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Nice guitar, I love those inlays by the way, very nice.
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man thats awesome
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post #12 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez USA Custom Exotic Wood Series

Thank you guys!
I will take more picture tomorrow, the top looks much better in the daylight.
Top is beautiful, from the top it looks like spalted maple and from angle it is quilted and it is very light stained (with color), so on some places you can see natural maple. But I juts don't understand that this one is basically pink and 92 trans purple UCEW's are really purple (like USRG's). But I like it more and it is a bit unusual.
And it has got serial number starting with F (were necks made in Japan?)
BTW I love pickups rings :-).
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Re: Ibanez USA Custom Exotic Wood Series

The USA Custom Exotic Wood series were really just RG7xx necks from Japan with custom bodies made by Hosono(aka Electric Sound Products or ESP as we commonly know it as). They were really just assembled and finished in the US. Technically speaking it's Made in the US with parts from Japan.

Either way, you gotta love the UCEW models.
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Originally Posted by buddroyce
The USA Custom Exotic Wood series were really just RG7xx necks from Japan with custom bodies made by Hosono(aka Electric Sound Products or ESP as we commonly know it as). They were really just assembled and finished in the US. Technically speaking it's Made in the US with parts from Japan.

Either way, you gotta love the UCEW models.
Thanks mate!
Yeah, I love it.
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Yum yum .

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