The IYV neck thru PRS copy came in. As always with IVY, it's a mixed bag. I previously briefly owned a green IVY PRS, but it went back. This one is worlds better. Good: Top is beautiful. From some angles the flame is very pronounced, from others there are vertical flames. Pretty cool. Burst is done very well. Looks like a thick maple cap on the wings, seen well from the sides and the lower cutaway. The pictures don't do it justice - need to get better ones tomorrow. Weight is good, at 8.4 on my bathroom scale. I like the stock pickups, good articulation without being harsh. Tuners are marked Grover, and bridge is marked Wilkinson. Nice big sustain block it. Tuners are smooth, and hold tune fairly well. It took me a little to figure out, but there is a screw under the bridge which helps lock the tremolo arm in place. Tuning stability is pretty good, and you have a lot of control there. Neck is awesome! A bit thinner than an Agile, C shape. Volute. High fret access is the best I've ever played - the combination of deep double cut and smooth recessed heel are fantastic. Fret edges are smooth. Action was high out of the box, but tightening the truss rod has brought it down to acceptable levels. It still has a bit to go once I deal with the nut. Frets are level. Inlays are MOPs. Bad: Fretboard is a hot mess. The good inlays have a ton of filler around them. The worse ones are broken, one came completely off. Some filing marks, the edge of the fretboard has noticeable wood filler in another place. Headstock has filler near TR cover. Some frets are rough, and give a scratchy feeling when bending. Need to smooth them out. Nut is cut too deeply, and snags some strings. Needs a new nut. Hmm: Unlike the pictures, they did not tape off the edge of the body to make faux binding. Electronics are typical - mini pots and box switch. Volume has good sweep, tone not so much. Fretboard wood is nothing to write home about - not much character. Maybe ebonize it? --------------------- Now comes the dilemma. I love playing it, and the fretboard and finish issues, while being bummers, aren't a deal killer for me. It will be tougher to sell it in the future though. I could ask for a discount based on the issues, or maybe order another and hope for better luck. Anyone have experience with Amazon customer service on these kinds of issues? Based on my bad experience with the previous Ivy PRS copy, I wouldn't want to send it back (for fear that the next one won't have this one's great playability).