I've had mine for a couple years now. Can't say I've ever looked at that joint. Part of me wants to go down and look at it, but it'd be more out of curiosity than anything. The guitar's not going anywhere, so no point in it, to me. But ultimately, none of what any of us say matters if it bugs the OP. Some of the old timers here may remember a certain member's quest for a particular color PS. Some gorgeous guitars were turned out, none of which satisfied him. It doesn't matter how many of us would accept it if it bugs the owner.