These guitars are now available for immediate sale.

If anybody wants to see pictures of anything specific I'm more than happy to oblige. I had intended to do index folders of each with 10 or so pictures, case, case open, full guitar, full body front, head close, fretboard, over, back side, etc etc, but I asked my top picks and got the answer that pretty much sums up what I want to see also, "why, I just want to see good pics of the paint front and back". The fretboards are all very even color specimen quality rosewood that you can see in the front body shots, but if there is anything on any guitar that you would like to see, just ask and I'll make it happen.

There is an odd lightness to the belly contours on the back. This is a reflection of the top of the case off the contour. I shot the DNA's like this but they had dark color interiors and didn't give this light reflection. I didn't notice until it was mostly done, so we'll have to live with it ;)

TECH - All guitars will need a thick neck shim if you want decent pull-up range on the bridge, or low action. The action is a little over 2mm and the trems have very little pullup range. A 1/2 to 1 step at most, and if you roll the action down any lower it will interfere with dive range also. The radius of the trem and nut need to be matched to the fretboard, some are further out than others. A good percentage will also have the trem offset too far to the bass side and need it centered to eliminate interference with the side of the rout. I have had 2 so far that have worn through the cosmo plating on the trem at the contact spot and have centered 7 of them overall [several guitars were requested untouched or I probably would have had to do them all]. The nut radius and the bridge radius are far too flat and need to be corrected to get these guitars playable. The nut mount bolt compression washers are on the wood side of the hole and need to be swapped around and put between the bolt and flat washer. I have loosened all contact point of the pickguard to the swirl and freed any contact to stop the clear from acid etching the guards [this is a small issue with all swirls]. All of this plus a complete setup including strobe intonation is done with any guitar purchased below.

You will find black touch ups in the black fields on most of the guitars if you look hard enough. Even the show guitar had them and I never saw them until the 30th time I actually looked at it. I have pointed out the ones present on the guitars for sale below, but if I didn't you would probably never know they were there as they blend right into the swirl itself.

One guitar came in with adhesive trails on the back covers from the plastic being removed. The dry adhesive residue on the covers is usually a sign of older material, and upon close examination there are light trails of adhesive on most of the covers, but for the most part, look clean. You can see this worst case example here and here.

DISCLAIMER - Sugi covers are extremely close tolerance, in fact so close, some may not want to come off at all. I experienced this problem with the JSBDG's, but with these MC's, the problem may be amplified. The bond between the clear and the swirl itself has never been good on MC's because the swirl can't be roughed up to give the clear some tooth. If I am to set up your guitar, I CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE if the edge of the trem cavity against the cover chips when removing the cover. Another client had a flake of paint come off when he tried to carefully remove his cover [guitar purchased elsewhere]. To get the covers off remove the screws from both covers, the bottom curved end of the control cover is easy to get a fingernail under, and with that cover off you have access to the side of the trem cover. Work it up gently and it's comes off without issue. Hopefully. I had one that both covers were so tight even the most gentle of persuation caused a large chip adjacent the lower curved end of the control cover, and pulled up 2 long spots along the flat sides, and working the trem cover off cause 2 large chips at the lower corners, and caused several fog spots of lift along the bottom edges. It was ridiculous, and you never know what you have until you try and work that cover off. 3 hours of touch up later and it was approved by the buyer. Be careful whenever working around the exposed edges when the cover is removed!

 

I had 2 that needed to be bent up in the middle to get them out and have sanded the covers down for perfect fit without the need to fiddle with the control cover. Also done with any guitar purchased below. It should be noted you want to be very careful working around the trem or control cavity as the routs were re-routed again after they were clear coated exposing the bare edge of clear on both the back side of the body and inside of the rout. I brushed the inside edge with a finger pulling a spring off and the clear breaks loose from the swirl very easily. You do not want that to happen on the back of the body!!

Here is a link to the original Pick Off Archive page.

Here is the UV77RE Gallery of all guitars sold by Ibanez Rules.


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This would be the 6th UV77 made. These dark palates are very moody, angry and extremely desirable. Darren did some touch ups on the butt pin side on either side of the strap pin, but nowhere else on the body. You can see close ups here, and here. There is adhesive trails on the back covers like on all, but a little worse than most shown here. There is also 2 short lines of marker on the V point between the control and trem cover. The clear may have lifted there and been resealed. Please remember that the clear edge is exposed on the exposed edges around all the rear routes and fairly easy to pull up. Extreme care must be taken when working on these with the cover off, and why I believe that is what probably happened. Close ups here, and here. This guitar does not have it's shipping boxes or poster.

Medium Size

Humungo

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I09506 - $8000 + Shipping - $7800 AS IS - [$7700 CASH price - $7500 AS IS]


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This one has a "smear" that looks like a fingerprint slid across the back about 1". If it is, it's Darren's, if it's not, it's just one of the many things you can't explain that you find in swirls. You can see close ups here, here, and here.     It also has a 1/4" neck joint crack shown here.

Medium Size

Humungo

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A10506 - $6650 + Shipping - $6450 AS IS - [$6400 CASH price - $6200 AS IS]


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This one is a sweet swirl. Darren did alot of touch ups on the face in an attempt to cover up most of the "stars". You can tell by the amount of stars on the back that this was the intent. You can see close ups here, here, and here. Hoshino had 16 of the 60 imported that they didn't find touch ups on.

Medium Size

Humungo

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J09501 - $7750 + Shipping - AS IS at $7575 - [$7500 CASH price, and $7325 AS IS]


SOLD

Medium Size

Humungo

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K09505 - $6950 + Shipping - GONE** THANKS RUNAR** 8/26/10


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This would be the 5th UV built, September, 09', guitar number 5. Darren did some touch ups of some larger holes in the black on the side in 2 places, a few inches below the jack, and just off the arm contour. You can see close ups here, and here.

Medium Size

Humungo

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I09505 - $8500 + Shipping - $8300 AS IS - [$8200 CASH price - $$8000 AS IS] - GONE** THANKS NICK** 11/1/10


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This would be the 9th UV built, September, 09', guitar number 9. Darren did some touch ups on this one also, a few inches below the jack. You can see close ups here. It also have 2 fog spots on the edge of the trem cavity, the first about 1/2 the size of a cover screw shown here, and here, and the other very small a couple inches away, shown here, and here. This one had extremely tight covers and these were probably cause by removing the trem cover. The trem and control cover have been trimmed down to "drop in" fit now.

Medium Size

Humungo

Vertical

I09509 - $6750 + Shipping - $6550 AS IS - [$6500 CASH price - $$6300 AS IS] - **GONE** THANKS BRIAN** 9/15/10


NO LONGER AVAILABLE

UV77MC - Near Mint original ATD in very clean condition, but does have some issues. There is some light scratching on the guard, the cloudiest between/below the bridge p/u and single, the whole body front is super clean but was not well  polished ay all, in fact I doubt it was polished at all and seriously doubt it was even wet sanded. In off angles you can see the cloudy surface where it hasn't been polished, or isn't polished. I have seen this several before. There is about 20 +or- pimples on the baseplate of the trem. The only "owner" damage I can find is a 2mm circle crack on the bottom side just off the front edge, with a tiny star mark in the middle, no penetration, and cannot be felt. On the back middle between the cover and plate there's wet sanding scratches. I think this was from a back edge touch up on the back edge of the lower cutaway [see pics] where there's still a little depression where the touch up was done. My client was the original owner and probably never even noticed it, but under my halogens I see everything. The sanding was the flush out the touch up and [most likely] something else in the clear that was between the cover and plate, and then the bozo's just never polished it. These will all polish out, they're wetsanding scratches, but the depression where the touch up is would still be there. There's a 2" scratch just off the jack cover, just to be sure to mention it, it does just catch a fingernail. There are neck joint cracks on both sides of the neck pocket. The neck is about perfect, the headstock is super clean, no string change scratches, but has been wiped off once or twice so not factory crisp. There is no fretwear but just a little scarf-joint-itis that would cut out perfect, and expected on these. No marrs to the wood, tiny birdseye but not enough to call it that. The original pink lined case is very clean but has a couple tolex ticks, original paperwork including complete warranty card, bar but no tools. **$5350**

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