Allright guys,
Bought my Epiphone dot last week, fell in love with it. Played it at an open mic a few nights ago and the input jack broke, falling into the guitar, (apparently a common problem as the guitar shop had just fixed the same problem when i came in about mine)
Got it repaired no bother, and now works fine, now one of my volume controls has become really loose, and whilst not causing any sound problems the now, I can't see it getting any better.

Are these common problems or am i just unlucky?

“Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’re gonna be rewarded.”
- Jimi Hendrix
I'd suggest that you replace the electonics with better parts.
Damn it! Disable can't use disable to disable Disable's disable because disable's disable has already been disabled by Disable's disable!