Strange joint on neck. New head or bad construction?
It's definitely a separate piece of wood. How does it play?
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Actually it plays fine. Just needs some sanding down at the joint. I can't imagine that's a factory patch.
That is a normal neck / headstock joint. some factories make the headstock separate from the rest of the neck and glue them together before putting the fretboard on. Don't worry you didn't get ripped off the guitar is totally playable at least as far as that joint is concerned.