UV77REMC - The 20th Anniversary Universe.
It had been 10 years since Ibanez last contracted Darren Johansen to work his magic. Far far too long to deprive the world of these beautiful guitars. Ibanez should do a small run of these every year with a constantly changing palette, but, I'm glad they don't. I can't afford them any more than many of the rest of you, since, I can't keep just one! ;o} Let's just hope it doesn't take Ibanez another 10 years to realize they've got a winning combination and a very willing audience for it.
For those of you that have had the chance to see a new swirl in person, you understand. For the rest of you, there is nothing these pictures will show you but color and pattern. The are flat 2 dimensional representations that can't even come close to capturing the true personality of each guitar. I had a specific order I followed when each guitar came in. After it was unpacked [which was no easy task, these were the best packed guitars Hoshino USA has ever shipped!!!] I would turn on my halogen, twist both case latches open, close my eyes, lift the top of the case, and then open my eyes!! WOW!! You have no idea how much fun that is!! Hopefully some of you have gotten to feel that also, for the rest, these pictures will just have to do for now. Enjoy.
The original pickoff page can be accessed here.
0. ME!!!!! [Some of you may recognize this guitar]
1. Runar Pedersen
2. Fred Koch
3. Manny Galeano
4. Alex Crossman
5. Federico Arnao
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Revised: June 08, 2011.