Well, the project went from bad to worse. Let me explain... Almost two years ago I bought a USACG tele neck; it was on special. Nice soft V contour and a little under an inch in thickness. The neck did not get used for the guitar project I originally intended. A year or so later I decide to have a professional add screw inserts. More time passes and I decide to put the neck to an Esquire build. Well, turns out the insert were not at the right place. It wasn't just my build as I also checked with a Warmoth body. Today decided to remove the inserts and plug the holes. Used a screw rescue kit and went throughout the fret board. My fault, as what I thought was it getting a good grip, was it really digging in the wood.