i gave my month old 52 ri tele to the local tech to get setup with 11's (instead of the stock 10's). in order to adjust the neck, you need to take the neck off, because the truss is only open in the neck pocket. unfortunately for me, and some other higher end fenders (according to the frustrated tech), Fender put the neck on while the lacquer was drying, and essentially glued the neck to the body. when he moved the neck, the lacquer cracked off about a 3/4in (diameter) piece at the neck joint, but on the body...very visible. about the size of a tear drop pick. hes trying to glue it back on, and will then buff it out. the tech was torn up about this. he said that it is the 12th-ish time it has happened to him. the other tech at the store will no longer repair these styled fenders, because it has become such an issue. he is going to call fender on my behalf, but he's not sure what they are going to do. luckily he works at a top grossing fender dealer, so he may be bale to get someone's attention. weak.