I'm not sure what part of the forum this should be in, but I know that the guys here know a lot about this stuff (even though it's not a Tele). I have an early 90s (I think) Les Paul Studio. The ebony fretboard does not really fit the rest of the neck - it's a little bit narrower in spots and a little bit wider in others. If you're looking for it, you can see it (especially since the lacquer has cracked some), but you can definitely feel it. The variance isn't more than 1/64 of an inch - it's as if the fretboard is a little too wide at the nut, a little too skinny around the fifth fret, and a little too wide around the twelfth fret. Can I attribute this issue to the way the different woods shrank over time (mahogany vs. ebony, I believe)? Or, is it more likely from a quality control issue at Gibson? And... what's the best way to fix it? The guitar is a solid color, and I think it has a clear top coat. It looks like the clear lacquer has been applied on the edge of the ebony fretboard (no binding on the Studio). Along most of that length, where the two woods meet, it looks like the finish is cracked or raised. It's not noticeable at ten feet, but it is visible up close, and my hands notice it all the time - the finish and the not-quite-the-same-width woods.