- Dec 2, 2014
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Personally I think the checking has subsided as more and more homes, building, cars, become climate controlled. In the 50s and 60s and much smaller percentage of the above had A/C. Instruments were subjected to much more extreme temp and humidity changes, and as a result you see more checking in instruments from the Era. ...and many Fenders from that era "chipped" rather than "checked". Not to say the formula's havn't been tinkered with, I just think it's not a big a factor. I mean, todays modern aged guitars are checked by freezing them....