with a birdseye neck, and a thick, beautiful rosewood fingerboard. It has EMG pickups, and a very nice, handmade rosewood pickguard too. I LOVED the neck, felt very nice in the hand, just the way i like it. It sounded great too, very resonant, and had a thicker, more "broad" tone than teles normally have. If felt sturdy, has good quality hardware and tuners, and looks absolutely beautiful.
I know, everything sounds great, but here is the problem;
First of all, i don't know where the parts are from. They could be warmoth, or just about anything. This worries me, since i won't be able to know if it's real quality or not.
Second, it's FULL of dings and scratches, there are 1\2 inch deep "knocks" in it. It doesn't worry me, it's just "mojo", but there's just something about trading my TOTALLY mint guitar against a beat up player.
Third, there's something filled into the neck cavity, which looks like sawdust and glue. I believe the former owner added it, to make the neck joint tigther or something! it doesn't affect playabillity, but i'm really put off by it....
Fourth, It's intonation seems really off. I could fix that, but it's "Wolf Tones" on the notes, which could best be described by off-tune harmonics along with the "base note". And, the frets are really low, and i'm wondering if it really needs a fret leveling.
So, help me out here guys! I can't decide so i'm counting on your advice!