I've been in contact with Ishibashi to purchase a 2013 Fender Japan Koa/Ash Jazz Bass. This model is a limited edition and the last one in Ishibashi's stock, plus they can't get another from their supplier. Dealing with them has been a pleasure, but the rep I was working with (Hiroaki) sent two pics of a gouge in the body of the guitar near the neck joint which he wasn't aware of because the bass was at a different location. It was sent to his store in Shibuya and he took a couple of pics of the damage. He asked me to review the pics and let him know if I want to go forward with the sale. Everything else supposedly checks out with this bass. But no discount was offered, only a free pack of strings. Big whoop! Is it significant enough to walk away from the deal? Should I ask for a discount? I've been debating this for a few days. I like the aesthetics of it and I'm sure it will be a quality instrument, but I'm not sure I can get over that gouge. Is that crazy? I've uploaded a stock pic of the bass and the two pics of the chip.