The X, When I asked for your opinion on this crack, I was serious. You build guitars and naturally would know more about this sort of stuff than those of us who don't. The need to understand this situation goes way beyond the specific case at hand. I have frequently shopped for guitars and have encountered similar cracks. Salesmen always say "it is just a finish crack". (I expect that statement to be followed by "this is a recording" as it seems to be a stock response. Some of those guitars are used and are priced attractively. I pass, because I have no way to estimate how far the crack goes. So if you can give us some informed information on this matter, please do!