So, I am putting together another partscaster and bought an Elite neck from the online vendor that parts out Fenders. It was supposedly brand new. It came in with a problem and some things that lead me to believe that it's a used neck. Is it possible that this is new from the Fender factory? 1st thing, it came with a small chip in the ebony next to the nut. I find it hard to believe that it would have passed QC with that major of a problem. 2nd thing, it has pencil lead in the nut slots. 3rd thing, there are sanding marks in the fretboard going side perpendicular to the grain. It looks like this is either something that a customer messed up and returned, or something that was a factory return after purchase. Is it possible that this is actually new, or did the vendor just take a return and reship it out?