Received this amazing guitar today, it plays so great, love the new (old) headstock shape. Great action, no buzzing and intonation seems fine. I'm familiar with the slim taper neck from the 50th Anniversary 1962 Sheraton, which funnily enough has the same Kalamazoo headstock, which is why I went for the 60s over the 50s. Plus I already have a Korean Les Paul Custom which has a fatter neck which I find less enjoyable to play.
Sadly there are a few finish issues so I'm pondering about returning it. Here they are, in the order I noticed them:
Dirty marks embedded in the binding on left side of first and second frets.
Nut is offset very slightly to the right and not smooth with the neck.
Possible fracture deep in the finish at the nut.
Tiny curve cut out of the neck pickup surround.
Trust rod cover screws are in at angle, the same angle, quite far off straight.
Not sure if it is dirty strings or the laurel wood but my fingers get extremely dirty which playing, most likely strings just need a good clean.
Would anyone else return it because of these issues or am I being too picky? I used a coupon to get a great price which I may forfeit if I returned it, and if I exchange I always the chance of getting one in a worse state.