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  1. It came from Elderly Instruments in Michigan. No checking apparent on photos but I think it's sometimes hard to capture in a photo? I am going to check in with them. No checking on neck or headstock. Sound is ok, playability very good.
  2. Good morning everyone. I took possession of a 1965 B-25 on Saturday. Waited 12 hours to open the box, then another 12 hrs. before opening the case (I am outside of Boston, temps in the 30s, 20s at night). Upon opening, I discovered extensive finish checking to the back and sides only. Nothing on top. So my question is: are different woods more or less susceptible to finish checking? I believe the top is spruce, back and sides mahogany. Thanks!
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