I recently ordered up a black Falcon Rancher. Picked it up at store and looked it over quick and didn’t see anything that jumped out at me, and I was in a hurry to get home as I was in the city longer than my sanity usually allows. Got home and played it for a while, finding buzzing frets and bad binding in the nut, it came with 12s but the nut looked like it was cut for 10s. I notice a filled knot in the FB , on the 15th fret marker I think I see a hair stuck or something and I rub at it... it crumbles and reveals a void beneath he very thin inlay ... closer study reveals a hump at the 15th where the neck meets body. I’ve ordered several Gretsch from various stores through the years and have never seen an example that bad, or bad at all aside from some used pieces. I returned it today and am waiting for a replacement. I hope it’s not a batch problem. They really are beauty’s and sound pretty good overall. Hopefully I’ll have a good NGD post in a few days.