Wow this thing is a turd.
In Epiphone's defence, I know this is the bottom line model, and I traded for it used. And I had an Epiphone 12 string guitar that was very nice and sounded great. But the fit and finish on this one is just terrible. The neck pocket routing is so bad I thought someone had tried to re-route it, until I saw it still had the silver paint in the pocket. Bridge was pulling out of the body, mounting holes in the neck looked like a beaver chewed them out. I traded a cheap acoustic guitar for this, so I'm still happy with the trade. Just kinda surprised they let poor basses like this get sold. Inspector 40 must have been having a bad day. Luckily this was intended to be a Fenderbird project, so routing should take care of the problem areas.