I purchased a jazz neck from an aftermarket manufacturer who will remain nameless at this point. The neck is beautiful in appearance. Maple with a madagascar rosewood fretboard, and standard size (current Fender spec) frets. Prior to installing the neck, I had the headstock cut to a specific shape, and had the neck lightly finished in a light oil. The finish is a type that does not raise the wood grain, and introduces no warpage or anything like that to the neck. The tuning peg holes were also slightly sized to fit the standard Fender BMFL size tuning pegs. It never dawned on me to not make any cuts on the neck until I knew it trued properly. I assumed the manufacturer sent me a neck with a properly funcioning truss rod. After installation, it became apparent that the neck did not relieve properly. It would not bow at all, and the best the neck could do was align straight up and down the neck. I could have fixed the neck by leveling the frets to accomodate no relief, but then the neck would still not be right. A proper neck has a functional truss rod. You don't adjust relief issues by leveling the frets. Returned neck to manufacturer, and they want to level the frets- something I could have done, and something I didn't want to do because it's not a fret issue, it's a truss rod issue. I think they owe me a neck that has a properly functioning truss rod. The problem is that I already had the neck finished, the headstock cut, and the tuner holes sized for Fender BMFL tuners. That should not matter in an ideal world, because this is a neck that should not be patched up and then sold to a different customer. I imagine that they don't care about that, and if it had been returned in stock condition, they'd have just leveled the frets and sold it to an unsuspecting someone else regardless. They can't resell it now because it's been altered, but the issue remains that it's defective (says me; I consider a neck that won't relieve properly to be defective, even if the frets can be ground down to cover up the defect). What say ye, collective wisdom of TB'ers?