Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Berlin, Germany
Well, since you described the guitar going more and more out of tune, and you got it 2nd hand, i'd first check the tightness of the neck screws, and especially of the locking nut (those allen screws that go through the neck). But be careful not to OVERtighten them, cause, as you can see, the wood is pretty thin in that area.
Btw, pitting is just a cosmetical problem; as long as everything still fits snugly and isn't worn out.. I've seen some trems that gave me nightmares just by the looks, but still worked perfectly.
Oh, and congrats on your new axe!!