I'd take a maple SC607B over a Universe any day. Even with the EMGs, which is practically a dealbreaker in almost any guitar for me. I'd also route the neck for it to be HHS. I <3 HHS & HS.
Whether it's laughable or irrational, this is the path that ALL great men walk!
If there's a wall in our way, we'll destroy it!
If there's no road, we'll pave it with our own hands!
The magma in our hearts is blazing like flames!
Who the hell do you think we are?