mgbills wrote:Also, the builder could've built the top cap in two pieces. Which in turn could've contributed to the perceived defect. The line is so symmetrically in the center of the inlay and between the tuning machines. The rest of the symmetry looks near flawless.
Here is a pic the builder sent me mid-build - it looks like a solid top cap
mgbills wrote:I can't tell from the photos, but does the finish sag into the imperfection?
It doesn't feel or look like a rough or jagged crack - "sag" sums it up.
mgbills wrote:If you don't mind volunteering…who's the builder?
Danny Ransom is the builder - I have written him as well to get his take. My gut is telling me it is not structural and is likely caused by the dramatic humidity change.
mgbills wrote:If it is a finish flaw, it can be fixed. Hell, anything with wood can be fixed. But…Wood remembers being a tree! If it isn't killing you to be imperfect, remember the imperfections that grew into Tiger. Tarnished brass. Misalignments in the neck pocket. Blasted out swimming pool for pickups. Atypical alignment of the pickup ring.
Ya I have a feeling we are similar that way....imperfections...that I come by through hard fought practice and playing I am good with....the unexplained issues put me in to an OCD-like state
Thanks for taking a look and giving me a few more ideas on what to look at/for.