Tomorrow I'm off to try out a 2004 Peerless-built Epiphone Casino with a view to buying. From the pics I've seen it looks in very good nick and seems a decent price from what I can tell. Anyone got one or had one? Is there anything in particular QC-wise I should be looking out for? Any potential pitfalls to be aware of?
My biggest reservation is over the stock Epi pickups, but I don't really know what they were like back in 2004. I've heard reports that the P90s in the recent Chinese models are seriously overwound and hot. Some people on t'internet have apparently tested their output and the bridge can read as much as 16k! That seems crazy high for a single coil. However, I don't know how different the older ones are from the current.