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iplayfenders14's picture
California
Jul 2005
10 years ago

im wanting a univox high flyer guitar

but i want a vintage one

i dont know much about these guitars but ive heard them played and love the look of them

are there and years or editions to look out for

fill me in on any info you have on them

www.myspace.com/thestuffedplums

thats my band

Rednail's picture
May 2005
10 years ago

one of THE single best sounding guitars i ever owned. i owned a series 3. there were four series made. for info go to www.univox.org.

also go to www.eastwoodguitars.com and myrareguitars.com. eastwood makes what is alledgedly a better version of the high flyer for often cheaper than old (who knows if they really work) uni's on ebay. and the prices guitar stores online charge for them, often over 600 bucks is REDICULOUS.

the reason i no longer own this hi flyer is that the neck was thin, practically square/flat, and just hard as hell to play on. alledgedly the eastwood company has made a thicker more rounded neck that is supposed to eliminate this problem. i just bought a stormbird from them and its an amazing guitar. i hope to get a sidejack (what they call the hi flyer) at some point in the near future. specifically blueburst. its awesome.

Guitars:
1994 MIJ 62 reissue strat fiesta red
2005 eastwood stormbird gold
197? Electra Les Paul MPC
199? Epiphone Dot
1969 gibson b-45 12 string
AMPs:
197? Kustom 250 head through fender 4 x 10 cab
1976 Fender Twin Reverb
Bass:
Fender mexi jazz bass
Keys:
Moog Realistic Concertmate
Moog Opus 3
Yamaha Dx 7
Pedals:
Maestro Fuzzstain
Maestro Phasor
DoD 680 analog delay
DOD 250 overdrive/preamp (not reissue)
Ross Distortion (brown)
Ross Flanger (red/black)
Big Muff green
MoogerFooger Low Pass Filter
Hendrix fuzz wah
Crybaby wah (x2)
Etc:
Moog etherwave theremin

olddawg's picture
Southern California & Hawaii usually, but I get around
Dec 2004
1 year ago

I would be very leary of an old Univox. I have played quite a few and owned a couple over the years. Everyone I every played was complete and utter trash. In a word cheap. Untunable, unusable, poorly designed plywood monstrosities with bad necks and horrible hardware. Good only for taking a picture and that's even subjective.

Stage Guitars: '80s Thin line LP Custom, '70 LP Standard, '83 Squier Black Headstock Strat w/ Dan Torres pickups, '59 Black Danelectro DC, sometimes others.

Pedal Board: Nady UHF 10 -> TU2 -> Rocktron Big Crush -> 70s MXR Phase 100 -> Cry Baby -> Bad Monkey -> Early '80s Rat -> Early '80s Ibanez CS 9 -> Ibanez DE 7 -> Behringer Dr 100 Stereo Reverb

Stage amps: '63 Blonde Tremolux w/ two original 2X10 cabinets with a '60 Ampeg Rocket/18 watt VTB Marshall clone/ Epi VJ into a Mashall 1965A

acoustic_frippy's picture
Map Ref 41N 93W
Sep 2005
7 years ago

You may want to look into the Tym Guitars' (http://www.tymguitars.com.au/guitars.html) Wosrite series. They seem better made than the Eastwood, although they are more expensive. The High Flyers I played in shops years back were terrible--very cheap and not in a good way ;) I'm sure there were good High Flyers out there but they're not a guitar I'd be inclined to get off e-Bay.

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Dr._Byrthfood's picture
Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 2004
7 years ago

I had an Eastwood and it was a horrible guitar. The Tym guitars look great though.

no no debo

acoustic_frippy's picture
Map Ref 41N 93W
Sep 2005
7 years ago

Originally posted by Dr. Byrthfood
I had an Eastwood and it was a horrible guitar. The Tym guitars look great though.

The Tym Johnny does look great. I'd wondered about Eastwood since they couldn't seem to comprehend that Johnny Ramone played a Mosrite not a Univox :rolleyes:

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Rednail's picture
May 2005
10 years ago

those tym guitars are awesome. but they are also about 4-5x more expensive than the eastwoods. their johnny model (tym) looks great!

the univox i had i traded an old keyboard for. after the trade they paid me $25 to take the uni. the uni was marked $110. i ended up selling it for 300. for the price it was an amazing guitar. yeah, it felt like a plank of plywood with a horrible neck attached but it sounded amazing. it stayed in tune most of the time too as long as you didnt use the whammy. again, with a better neck it would still be one of my main guitars.

Guitars:
1994 MIJ 62 reissue strat fiesta red
2005 eastwood stormbird gold
197? Electra Les Paul MPC
199? Epiphone Dot
1969 gibson b-45 12 string
AMPs:
197? Kustom 250 head through fender 4 x 10 cab
1976 Fender Twin Reverb
Bass:
Fender mexi jazz bass
Keys:
Moog Realistic Concertmate
Moog Opus 3
Yamaha Dx 7
Pedals:
Maestro Fuzzstain
Maestro Phasor
DoD 680 analog delay
DOD 250 overdrive/preamp (not reissue)
Ross Distortion (brown)
Ross Flanger (red/black)
Big Muff green
MoogerFooger Low Pass Filter
Hendrix fuzz wah
Crybaby wah (x2)
Etc:
Moog etherwave theremin

iplayfenders14's picture
California
Jul 2005
10 years ago

the thing is they are very hard to find for a reasonable price

www.myspace.com/thestuffedplums

thats my band

your_guitar_her's picture
Zelienople, PA, USA
Dec 2004
8 years ago

i got a univox hi-flyer, when i got it, it was absolute ****, the tuners are like the one on sears mini-acoustic toy guitars, the pickup literally fell apart (the cover came off) and the neck was sooo warped, (how warped was it?) i could fit my thumb under the strings at the 12th fret without touching them.. with that said, i put some new schaller tuners on it, loaded it with a high out hb in the bridge and a single in the neck, with a custom plate, then did some SCARY truss rod adjustment, with the wood making noises i never want to hear out of a guitar again, and viola, i love this guitar. still has that univox woody sound to it , but much more reliable, and sooo light.. i would deffinately recomend them, but just be prepared for a little work to get'er to good playing, i even toured with mine.. though i did get some tuning problems near then end of tour.. oh well, still of my fav. guitars i've ever owned

Fender '65 Mustang RI (CIJ) > Morley ABY box (A) > Boss Tuner (B) > Seymour Duncan Pick-up Booster > MXR Dyna Comp > Orange Rockerverb 50 Head > (FX) Moog 12 Stage Phaser > E-H Deluxe Memory Man > Visual sound H2O > Orange PPC212

BlackSquirrel's picture
Jul 2005
9 years ago

I used to have one...It was decent, but nothing real good. I wouldn't buy another one, unless it was a phase 1. (mine was a phase 3)

Unless you can find one in great condition, DON'T GET IT, YOU'LL REGRET IT. :(

iplayfenders14's picture
California
Jul 2005
10 years ago

Originally posted by BlackSquirrel
I used to have one...It was decent, but nothing real good. I wouldn't buy another one, unless it was a phase 1. (mine was a phase 3)

Unless you can find one in great condition, DON'T GET IT, YOU'LL REGRET IT. :(

yeah im having a very hard time finding one in the price range that suits the guitar

everyone wnats $645 + when i think they are prolly worth $300 max from what i hear

www.myspace.com/thestuffedplums

thats my band