After losing some bids on a Jackson COW 7 going cheap on eBay I started cruising gumtree (craigslist UK essentially, for the colonials) for a beater 7 for a project.
This caught my eye as it was described as a '7 string guitar with a green Ibanez neck'. For £100 I could hardly go wrong, even if the pictures didn't tell me much, and it turned up today.
Pictures are below, but the most interesting things I've found are:
1) It's a legit Ibanez UV7BK greendot neck...almost.
2) Bizarrely, it doesn't have a string retainer or truss rod cover and appears never to have been drilled for one - if the headstock is refinished it's one of the best refinishes I have _ever_ seen on that sort of 'stock.
3) Some dude's signature and a date in the pickup cavity - struggling with the name (Brian? Simon? Edward? Edmond?), and then "No. 197, August 1999"
4) Kent Armstrong PAF 7 pickup. No idea how it sounds.
5) When the guy has salvaged this neck he's not taken the original neck plate and screws over...and going on how clean the heel is I am beginning to suspect this is one of those extremely elusive 'spares' necks that were never drilled from the factory like James used to have.
Plan: Get a proper Ibby RG body made up for it, green blazes and green binding on a b/g/b scratchplate with a black body. No handle though.
Rest of the album is here: uv7bk - Imgur