I received this cue last week. It came like this. To me it looks like the wood was dented before the butt was stained. It's a Schmelke and wasn't that expensive. It's only a small spot. I'm not sure if I should expect more, less, or exactly this really.
I waited slightly longer than expected for it to arrive and would like to, you know, actually use it. I feel like having it made right could also take longer. Half of me wants to keep it and half wants something from another brand, even if the performance is what I expected.
What would you do?