Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
Pre Lawsuit era LP copy
So I got my hands on a '74 LP copy in black today...
I have to say after checking it out, it was a turd.
The thing was chipped up, which I can handle, but then the neck was separating from the fretboard and the nut was trashed as well. These are age and wear issues, not a fit and finish problem. The fit and finish, though,m was awful too. The neck pocket had a good 2-4 mm gap on one side which made the neck rock and shift in the pocket, the nut up at the top wasn't mated properly with the fretboard, that could have been the owner's doing, or actual production.
My question is this, does anyone own one to verify that the quality was poop on these, or are they better than the 'specimen' I checked out today?
I was willing to drop up to 500 if it was nice, but after checking out an ESP Eclipse 2 yesterday, and the build quality was SO much nicer than this thing, I'm really considering an ESP or Edwards Relic now.