Just picked this up on craigslist for $375 last week, needed a lot of typical work for a 40+ year old guitar. Now it's sounds and feels great to play. No crazy mods yet, I'm considering making a coil split option for the neck pick-up, but for now I'm just happy to have it up and running. Just waiting for a replacement truss rod cover to arrive in the mail.
List of things i did to make it playable again. Nothing special... -replaced D string tuner capstan and gear -replaced bad previous nut replacement with a tusq nut -replaced vibrato bar -polished frets -conditioned fretboard -hammered and filed the bent and crowded bridge saddles -loosened truss rod, now it has a very straight neck -adjusted pick-up height -full set up and lubrication
It's now ready to rock. First song I played on it was "About a Girl".
This is my third Hi Flier, i have one Phase 1, and two Phase 3 models, they're all light weight and comfortable for me to play. And i'd say Univoxs are well built instruments despite being primarily a budget import copy brand.
Post by thetragichero on Jul 16, 2019 7:58:46 GMT -5
i play mostly strat-shaped guitars and basses (partly because of the availability of parts to swap around), but i LOVE oddball-looking guitars. it's like the designers set out to use their design chops instead of just copying a strat/lp dig it!