Filler around inlays on J-Customs / Prestiges ???
I own an older high-end Ibanez bass from about 1993 which features oval-shaped abalone inlays, and a "Custom Made" inlay at the 24th fret. Around each of the inlays is a surplus of filler/glue, which creates a thin black line. To my mind, it is a manufacturing fault, and shouldn't really be there. It somewhat cheapens the appearance of an otherwise great instrument. I've seen it on several other Ibanez guitars too.
I've also owned a PRS Custom 24, which featured quite complicated bird-shaped abalone inlays. These were absoloutely faultless, with no surplus filler present at all.
I'm considering buying a J-Custom, possibly even a high-end Prestige. I'm quite impressed by the J-Customs that feature a vine inlay...
Can anyone tell me what the quality of the inlay work on J-Customs is like?