I saw this on one of the Facebook buy/sell/swap groups going for silly money, because the dude had taken it apart and couldn't be bothered to put it back together again (like that's a reason to sell it stupidly cheap?)
Anyway, I thought that'd be a nice project, and I've already owned one of the V100AFD's and thought it was a fantastic guitar for a Chinese-made sub-£300 Les Paul (seriously rivals any Epiphone I've played, including Korean ones)
This is how it arrived last week - Vintage V100FIT (Flamed Ice Tea)
Box o' bits! (some of which he neglected to post, so had to wait a few more days for the rest of it)
First things first, fret-level and dress time! These frets, btw, are huge. Very jumbo, bigger than the ones on my previous V100. These are superstrat territory, which is great for me, as I really dislike vintage frets.
Nice, shiny, level, dressed, polished frets.
I've had this pickup from Ryan for about a year now, it's been in practically every short scale guitar I've owned and sold in that time It's an SH-6. The stock Wilkinson pickups that were in the last V100 I had were pretty abysmal so thought it could use the muscle
Ready for re-stringing!
Strings! I went with 11-49 in Eb, but I'm starting to think that's a little too heavy. Might go back down to 10's.
It sounds and plays great. I'll probably play a couple of shows with it and then move it on for something else. I've really enjoyed having a short-scale guitar in the stable these last few months (when I've had one) so think that will be a permanent feature. A V or Explorer are definitely next on the wish-list...