I saw this wee beauty on Gumtree locally & as I don’t have a LP type guitar at the moment I thought I’d take a punt.
Its a Vintage (brand) V100AFD- the “Paradise” model as it’s known.
It’s in pretty good nick- maple cap with flamey laminate cap on top of what seems to be a single piece mahogany body. Strap lock and decent tuners complete the package.
Its one of the “older” Wilkinson models- before they were told to change the heel carve and join.
The neck is thicker that that of the last V100 I tried... hopefully I can learn to live with the ergonomics of a LP this time.
One downside- the bridge pickup is giving a really low output & sounds a bit muddier than I’d expect.
The neck roars but the bridge won’t drive my amp much.
I’ve tried tapping the poles with a screwdriver and it appears both coils are working. I’ve raised the bridge pup & lowered the neck, that balances the volume but not the output- if that makes sense.
Soldering looks fine & the controls work fine.
What else should I be checking? I can get a multimeter from work to test resistance etc.
Photos coming (once I’ve cleaned it- why do people sell dirty guitars? Or let them get dirty in the first place?)
Here’s a stock image to whet your appetite. http://images.guitarbitz.com/images/products/zoom/1440515593-76740900.jpg