Howdy all...A couple of questions about finishes that bleed into the binding. I recently looked at an R9 Les Paul that had very significant binding bleed where the red stain on the neck had leeched/wicked into the fret board binding. What causes this? Why does this only happen in rare instances? I presume that there is no fix. Next...I have a new blue Rickenbacker (new to me). The color is rare (one year run) and it plays really well. Nonetheless, it is not an essential guitar and my fat fingers make a mess of it, so it will probably be sold someday. The body is single bound and the blue finish has leeched into the binding so thoroughly that it looks intentional, like a blue moon fade. Again, I presume that this is not reversible in any way. There are also plenty of wear around the binding (the guitar has definitely been played over its life - frets still great, no other functional or cosmetic issues - it's a great 360). How much do you think that this impacts value? Does it matter? It's not really a relic look, but is the result of actual normal wear and tear. Rickenbackers, like everything, just exploded in value this year. Rare color Rickenbackers seem to go for quite bit more than your standard finishes. I want to get a better sense of how I might price it.