I honestly don't want checking on my guitar, and luckily I won't have to deal with it. I don't really see why it's very popular, but you guys seem to like it which is cool. I like my guitars to look like they just came out of the box every day I play them, with the exception of mods, like Pups and tuners and all that stuff. I peronsally don't get why you guys buy a brand new guitar to make it look older, but if you guys like it, more power to you!
Don't get my wrong, I love seeing these vintage Gibsons. Very cool thread Greg, thanks for sharing.