WOW!! i never thought of that!!
that is pretty cool!! the 7th day of the 7th month!!
i did get it today and she is BEAUTIFUL!! i spent almost 1 1/2hrs getting her set-up and minor cleaning. she plays very smoothly and the neck and frets feel very nice. the look of the vine in person is AWESOME!! the guitar is very striking!
i do have a couple issues at the moment - their is a small crack in the neck at the usual place - following the grain at the locking screws on the back of the headstock.
i need to have a repairman look at it to and give me a true idea of what it will take to fix. it doesn't look bad and looks like the lower 1/2 inch of it (below the screws) has been repaired and sanded smooth. the upper part (3/4 inch) is slightly raised and starts out as a point and widens out to 1/2" but seems to get deeper into the neck as it widens.
i don't believe it is a super problem, but i do feel like i hadn't been informed about this as i wouldn't have made the deal to buy it had i known.
it is possible that the crack could've been worsened in the shipping as i believe the seller is a real stand-up guy and wouldn't purposefully try to mislead me. he packed the guitar in an Ibanez hardcase and put some packing stuff around the case. is it possible that the guitar could've been damaged in transit?
this kinda took the wind out of my sails. i know it can be repaired as it isn't a complete split - just small a crack. my head started to spin when i saw it though.
the pups in it aren't original either. they are probably dimarzio's that replaced the originals as they are a grass green color and flourescent green stickers were placed over them to match the rest of the guitar. i don't think the knobs are original either. the guitar looks GREAT from a couple feet away, but if you get close and look - you can see these picky things.
i am speechless. the guy i bought it from is pretty cool and i totally give him the benefit of a doubt on this, but i do feel i overpaid (by maybe $100-$150) due to the pups and the neck issue.
any good words on this to make me feel better or how to deal with this in any way would be very appreciated. thanks guys!
(i do love the look of this guitar and can't wait to get past this "sting" i'm currently feeling!)