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Hey everyone

if the uv777bk is the same quality as the jem7vwh, why is the MSRP 2100 whereas the jem's is 2400

why is the $300 lost? shouldnt the universe be more considering its more wood and more metal?

is the quality the same?is theuniverse as good as the jem?

thanks

p.s. i ask cuz i wanna know which one is better to get
 

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The two are the same quality. LIST prices are set mostly based according to marketing research and target audience. Final street price difference are almost negligible on the two axes.
 

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well of course, but wouldnt vai play the BETTER guitar?

that makes me think the jem is a better guitar?

so its just really marketing? they are equally good?

thanks glen and snake
 

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I have a UV777BK, and they are both great guitars.....I prefer the 7VWH, it just rocks....I think it may be the best guitar ever made....just my two cents
 

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Also consider materials....alder vs. basswood body, ebony vs. rosewood (i think) fretboards...

And the gold hardware...always more expensive than black or cosmo...

I don't know if that has any effect on the manufacturer's price, but it was what I considered...
 

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pharaoh on 3:49 am on Dec. 4, 2001
Also consider materials....alder vs. basswood body, ebony vs. rosewood (i think) fretboards...

And the gold hardware...always more expensive than black or cosmo...

I don't know if that has any effect on the manufacturer's price, but it was what I considered...
While the 7v has 'better' wood, the UV has more attention to detail (the Binding, the abalone pyramid on the tailpiece.

I don't think that he shies away from the UV because it's an inferior instrument, I think he just prefers the feel of 6 over 7, and is more able to express his feelings at this time on 6 rather than 7.

I don't think it's a quesiton of a 'better or worse' guitar. They're both great and, as glen said, it's about MSRP.

~Kenny
 

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Maybe it is just simple supply and demand (the #1 rule of marketing)

The JEMs may just be in bigger demand.  More people are comfortable playing 6-strings so the guitars sell for more.
 
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