So I bought a used Roadworn 50s tele online, got it for very little cash so I knew there might be something funny about it. Here's the deal- the high e string fretted out very early on bends starting around the 9th fret or so, the rest of the strings were fine. I did the usual stuff, adjusting the truss rod and string height, no success. So I took the neck off to see if there was anything funny going on in the pocket, everything looked fine. Then I looked closely at the heel of the neck, and one side (the high e side) of the heel looked a tad thicker. After measuring, it's nearly 1/16" thicker on the treble side. It may be hard to detect in my pic, but if you hold it in your hand you can actually see the difference. The heel has not been messed with, all the markings and finish are as they would be leaving the factory. How the hell could something like this pass QC? It clearly can't be set up properly as is. I attempted various shims to try and even it out in the pocket, but nothing did much. I googled "uneven neck heel" and couldn't really find a similar story. I'm not holding any grudges, because as I said it was one of those too good to be true deals. But has anyone heard of this with an off the rack Fender? the other thing is, there is a penciled in "B" on the base of the heel- does this mean B stock? I dunno, just a weird experience. I've already sold the neck described as-is, so I'm not looking for remedies, just curious to see if this has happened to anyone else.