So I finally got some pics of my guitar together - hopefully you can see some of the issues. As I mentioned, mine was overall much better than the OPs, but still for me, a bit lacking. First off there is a 7-8cm section where the scraping was 'off target' and scraped the side of the neck binding between the 11th and 15th frets, taking off the nitro lacquer. It goes down the 'dot' on the top of the neck: Next are a few places where there are scraping 'steps' or grooves in both the fretboard and the binding. It doesn't look so bad in the pic (especially compared to the OPs), but in 2 or 3 places it's pretty deep: Next up are some bad frets. In quite a few cases the fret slots weren't cleaned before the fret was put in, meaning there is trapped protruding wood (and high fret), other times, it seems like the fretboard was scraped up to the fret and the debris left along with some shaving still attached. Can be seen above and below (these were after I intially cleaned it up): Its really hard to see in total butit adds up over the whole fretboard - I put a gallery of the pics on Google Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/SCMWHP9qRrVWabUe9 As my my original message, there is nothing here that a luthier can't put right. But it needs rescraping, a touch of nitro, and also a fret cleanup and fretjob. I'm keeping the guitar as in all other aspects it plays very well indeed. My main issue was that I've never seen this on any of my Fenders, any of my Epiphones, or any other guitar I have... apart from one... a Gibson SG which has a misaligned fretboard! Still waiting to hear back from Thomann.