I did. I called them and was refused, then emailed them letting them know how other companies make good when something is shown to be an out and out horrid defect that was fully on them regardless of warranty status. And many do. I thought fender was just showing some really bad judgment in not making good on something so defective and just wanted to put it in type and hope it got to the right person if there is one there. And if by chance that does happen, tho probably as unlikely as pigs flying, and they do honor it and replace the neck, i will also refund the guy who sold it to me because he's a stand up guy and i owe him the same consideration he showed me.