Originally Posted by professorhulk
reversed the neck pickup ring (I think that's a Clapton thing)
It's not a "Clapton thing". The shape of the top in that area forces you to reverse the neck p'up ring to keep the neck p'up at the right angle with the strings.
This is my Korean-made in the Samick factory, early '80s 335 copy that used the same mold and I had to invert the neck p'up ring too. It works perfectly, the angle is as good as it can get... not to mention that it sounds absolutely fantastic!
How do you like the mickey-mouse ears shaped body? I LOVE IT!