OK bought this strat neck direct from China. 2 weeks and its here. Impressed with the build quality. Though the frets are on the small side (my preference is larger) they seem well dressed. After adjusting the rod to they seem very level too. The board (supposedly rosewood) looks great. The abolone dots look great too. Satin finish seems smooth and even. Thats all for now. Wont know more until I use it.