Hello Everyone, Let me just start out by saying that I seem to have the worst luck on the planet. I recently bought a BRAND NEW Fender Roasted Maple Neck for my MIM Stratocaster that had a neck with a defective skunk stripe and some serious fretwear. Well, when the neck arrived it had what I could consider a defect where the tip of the skunk stripe is supposed to meet the neck. It looks like it has filling in it. It was the LAST ONE available from the merchant, so I was unable to exchange with the for another, so I went on to contact fender for a replacement. Well, each replacement I got had some form of defect (in my opinion, and that's why I'm asking on here, for your guys' opinion). Here are pics of the replacements. Let me know what you think? Are fenders necks having a major QC issue or am I just being too picky? Also, does anyone have a Fender Roasted Maple Neck? If so, could you check your skunk stripe and post a pic. I would like to see what other roasted necks w/ a skunk stripe look like. The original neck I purchased: The first replacement (this one is totally defective, there is a divit/gouge/missing fill in the tip): The Second Replacement: Here is a pic of a 3rd neck that the fender rep has just personally checked out before shipping out to me, this one looks awful too (still has filling the the top, where I feel it should be wood-to-wood).