T-Birds have amazing tone but do have a neck-dive problem as erigod says, it's because of the reverse body. (Perfect for flipping for left-hand). Moving the strap button to where I don't remember helps, (that doesn't help much, huh?). I was going to get an Epi T-Bird at one point but decided on a Schecter 5 string which gives me the growl.
Obviously, try it out and see if it is what you like but if I was going to spend that kind of $$, I would be after a Rick.