You are right about checking out the CL guitars better. That's where my inexperience has cost me a few hundred dollars. The D42 is in very good to excellent condition, finish-wise. There does not appear to be any warpage or damage anywhere. The pick-up and electronics are very good. I like the way it sounds plugged in.
One tech just flat refused to work on it. The other said he could lower the nut and bridge a bit and try adjusting the truss rod and it would be a bit better than it is. But he said this D42 will never sound as good as it should until the neck angle is corrected.
One tech put a straight edge on the neck which showed how far off it was. At the bridge, the neck angle was off about 3/16".
I like the bright , loud sound of the D42. The 20:1 tuners are great on it, too.
The one thing about electric guitars is they are fairly easy to fix and adjust.
The Oscar Schmidt, for a low end guitar, has been doing so well.. No neck problems with it. It is so easy to play. The tech got the action just right. I was hoping to do the same thing with the D42.
BTW, I didn't buy the O.S. on CL. It cost more, but it's a good guitar.