Ok, so I've nervously purchased a Epiphone plywood for $250. It's definitely in need of work. I'm taking it to a luthier next week but would like some feedback from the knowledgeable ones here (I have also taken some time searching through the relevant threads before posting). On the good side of things the neck has had no damage and the top and back have no cracks. On the bad side, it need a new bridge, new tailpiece wire, soundpost, and probably a new fingerboard. Also the ribs have had some damage which have been repaired poorly but are stable. All this I expected. My biggest concern is some sinking of the top. It has obviously been under tension for some time with a sound post that is too short. The top has sunk where the bridge feet were so the top bulges in the middle (the top is sort of a V shape in the middle; I'll try to take some pics this weekend). There is also a small bulges in the back where the sound post was. I'll have a better idea next week but am wondering if anyone could tell me what is involved and how costly the top repair may be. I of course will need to decide if the bass is worth all the repair costs it will need. Any advise would greatly be appreciate.