I know CITES is making it difficult, but are other American manufacturers having this problem? I played a 2016 trad recently with an abhorrent FB. I figured "well, they can't all be winners". This morning I went to GC with GTF (Gold Top Fever), and played a 2017 Classic gold top. First, let me say, the fit & finish were remarkable. Damn near flawless. Couldn't feel any binding seams, great matching on the back, CLEAN guitar. But the FB was downright awful! Had filler (I'm guessing filler) everywhere, nibs were all messed up. Looked like splintered crap. What gives here?