Re: saddle all the way forward, intonation still off flat
I took it to a luthier yesterday - for $40 they did a great job and completely reset everything.
they wouldn't let me 'watch' what they did, but I can tell the pups were lowered, the truss rob was adjusted, the action was lowered and they re-balanced the saddles (further back for the most part) and put new strings on.
Gotta say, I has no idea it was that far off when I took her in. She's perfect now, i'm just glad that it wasn't a bad neck, etc..
figures, the guy that I bought it online (after saying he gave it a wonderful setup) from screwed it up so when I got it any adjustments I made would only make it worse. I'm no expert, but can work on these and know when to say when and take it in
thanks for all the advice, I'm sure other will find it useful as well.