- May 29, 2017
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Good morning fine folk, quick question. I’ve not really had much exposure to vintage guitars with checking or modern guitars with relic finishes or otherwise. Over the years I have read forum threads about reissues laquer having a formula that doesn’t allow checking like the older formula did due to various plasticisers and other additives, but I’ve started to notice cracks on my 2008 R9. They are very fine and there isn’t really a pattern to them, some are straight, some are loopy and you can’t feel them, it’s almost like they are in the lower half of the finish by the wood. Its not a bad thing but it’s also something I wasn’t expecting to see. Has anyone else found that their historics are ageing nicely with natural checking?