I know I've been picky, but it's been unavoidable,😄😄😄😄.
I also know I'll get used to it, but I just wanted to know whether it's a common thing or this has been a 'lucky' one.
The guitar is just phenomenal, on the other hand.
I also got a plain top R8 and, although they sound and feel completely different, this one is incredibly easy to play. It's got one of the most comfortable necks I've used so far. And despite this minor flaw, I've managed to get it in pristine condition at a reasonable price.
It's been set up by a great professional. I've had a 2018 Tribute before (in Honeyburst), and I remember it came quite a bit rougher out of the box.