I recently bought a PRS SE Custom 24 (2018) and was concerned about the fret and fretboard quality when I examined it. There was clear coat type peeling and globs of glue on the corners of the frets. It almost seemed either used or just a “b-stock” type guitar. I would have been okay with it if I was given a discount but of course the store (the one other than Guitar Center) refused. I had a miserable time there and I already spent HOURS in the store beforehand and then they were closing so I bought it. I called their corporate office and they agreed to order me a new one from PRS. Was told it would take 2 months to get so I just figured if it’s going to take 2 months I might as well get the SE Paul’s Guitar. I’m still waiting for it to come in but I have been concerned about the Quality Control of the CoreTeks. Hoping I didn’t wait 2.5 months for another dud and hoping I get one that was actually inspected in the US before shipped. In my opinion, for a 1000 dollar guitar, I’m fine with overseas parts but for 800-1000 dollars...especially 1000 dollars, the fret work and fret board should not have blemishes. For 1000 dollars, I should have an instrument that doesn’t look like a 300 dollar instrument. This is coming from a drummer of 15 years. I know the difference between a 300-500 dollar drum set and a 1000+ drum set. Same goes for guitars.