Well, I was really stoked when I saw fed ex delivered my SGW Peavey Raptor Plus EXP a day early. As I opened up the box and unwrapped the guitar I could feel my heart racing, I was so excited. Sunburst check, hey the body looks in pretty decent shape, neck, fretboard and headstock all look good, a little dirty but not bad. Pickguard had some pen scribbles on it where it looked like a 2 year old went to town with a ball point pen but no biggie. Hey, I can clean all that up. That and some tape residue on the pickguard. Old ass strings but hey, I was gonna change those out anyway. Then I saw something that made my heart drop. The bridge/trem assembly was sitting up pretty high on one side and level with the body on the other. Nah, it can’t be, surely this body isn’t busted at the bridge. Took all the old strings off, took the back cover off and loosened up the claw screws enough to get the springs off, and commenced to taking out all the bridge screws. As soon as I lifted the bridge/trem assembly my heart sank. Yep, I’ve got a guitar with a huge split in the body right at the bridge. Oh yeah, and the volume pot is broke. I was hoping to have something at least to bang around on and play while I work on my Squier over the next little while. Not gonna lie, I’m pretty bummed. Oh yeah, and the nut it longer than the fretboard, isn’t glued in and is broke right at the low E string. Not how I pictured this day, not at all.