got a killer deal on a blacktop jaguar 90, after being fascinated with them for a few days. in a serendipitous turn of events, I found a really nice deal on one. I may NGD this later.
anyway, everything about it is *killer*, (the p90s sound absolutely legit -- WORLDS better than the stock humbuckers in my blacktop telecaster, which were dark and dead sounding) but when I wanted to lower the action, I noticed the bridge screws were already bottomed out.
I'd encountered this before, and fixed it before, but it was on a xaviere and that I forgave. In the case of this jaguar, the action was actually fairly high while the bridge setting was bottomed out. what causes this? does it have deeper implications?
in any case, I noticed one of the little cardboard (about business card thickness) fender things in the goody bag looked about right, so I took the neck off, traced the shape of the neck out around the cardboard, and cut it out with scissors. then I put it into the neck pocket and got it to be a nice fit. in this case I left it about 2 inches long, just guessing really.
I put the neck back on and now the action feels about right -- good playing level.
so I'm in this weird spot where the guitar plays really nice, but I have this really vague feeling that the guitar is "flawed" in some way.
what do you guys think about this sort of thing?