Originally Posted by caferacer
the damage you described does not sound like anything I would be concerned about, as long as it is just the headstock and heel it will not effect anything, as there is no damage to the fret board it should be fine, even a dent on the back of the neck can be filled and sanded, heel and headstock are just cosmetic and therefore unimportant
Thanks for your comments.
I paid $200 including shipping for a perfect neck. Cosmetic damaged due to inadequate packaging is not acceptable to me; although I respect the fact that you may be content to receive items that have received the ravages of the international postal system in inadequate packing.
I believe the damaged can be repaired but it will need to be resprayed once the lacquer has been cut back. This was my offer to the seller and eBay.
I do like relics but on this occasion the new, pristine look was what I was going for.