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#1 Post by shader » Mon Jun 09, 2003 1:14 pm

I recently played a Universe at the local guitar store... it was a used one going for $800 - i didn't look for the details, i only know that it was a black one with a mirror pickguard, it had the 'disappearing pyramid' inlays, and it had the little pyramid thing at the bottom near the strap button

Can someone tell me what model it is? and what is the going price for a new one? Also, whats the average ranking of this particular model vs. other UV/JEMs? It played and sounded pretty good to me, but I never played any other guitars from the UV/JEM line

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#2 Post by Moderator777 » Mon Jun 09, 2003 1:32 pm

It's a UV777BK. Our friends at Jemsite have photos here:

http://www.jemsite.com/axes/model/uv777bk.htm

From what I can see it's one of the best made.

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#3 Post by Texter » Mon Jun 09, 2003 2:08 pm

It's a UV777PBK thank you very much...

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#4 Post by Reaper » Mon Jun 09, 2003 2:19 pm

They're the same frickin' thing...

Rich wrote:In the US the model designation is UV777BK, in Europe and Asia it's UV777PBK, same guitar, 2 different model designations, no lazy typers! ;)


(from a Jemsite thread...)

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#5 Post by Texter » Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:05 pm

Then the american designation is wrong...how silly :lol:

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#6 Post by shader » Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:43 pm

Does anybody know the normal price for a new one? is $800 a good deal?

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#7 Post by Reaper » Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:11 pm

Texter wrote:Then the american designation is wrong...how silly :lol:


wrong? How so? It's a black UV...

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#8 Post by kennydoe » Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:15 pm

shader wrote:Does anybody know the normal price for a new one? is $800 a good deal?


Brand new? $800 is a good deal, yes. But you said it was used...Give it a good checking out for chips and cracks. If it looks good, sounds good, plays good, $800 is a good enough deal....case should come with it if it's used, IMO.

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#9 Post by shader » Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:39 pm

yeah, it looked in pretty good condition, if i get more $$ i'll go back and look it over more thouroughly

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#10 Post by Texter » Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:38 pm

Reaper wrote:
Texter wrote:Then the american designation is wrong...how silly :lol:


wrong? How so? It's a black UV...

Company policy requires a P. Just like a 77FP should be named 77VFP, but it's so ugly no-one cares, I guess :lol:

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#11 Post by jmchambers5 » Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:10 am

I LOVE the Floral Print Jems. I agree with you though, they sure are ugly. Maybe thats why i like them?

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#12 Post by Texter » Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:55 am

Yeah why do I hate pink...but like Shocking Pink :lol:

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