Thanks everybody for the input and help. No pics because i returned the guitar today on a unrelated issue.
After learning that it's a common occurrence, I checked my other guitars. My 63 RI es 335 and my R8 both have this issue, just to a way lesser extent.
The neck is not flush with binding on my new CS. From the nut to the 3rd fret on the bass side and the treble side. The neck sticks out over the binding. Never seen this before. Has anyone ever run into this?