Hi! good day to everyone. I bought myself a brand new Squier Vintage modified jazz bass V and since this is my first maple fretboard bass I got really excited and took it home as fast as i can. Now, after inspecting the neck, these are what i found. My neck has around 3 or 4 "grains" as long as fingernails and although it doesn't show in the pictures, it has 3d look into it, and can even convince other people that it's a deep crack. Or maybe it really is! So, could this really be a crack on the wood that was present BEFORE the finish was applied, or a grain normally seen in maple wood. Should I send it back and ask for a new unit? Please help me since I don't really have any idea with these kinds of things. Thanks! @mods: I think i posted in the wrong section. I'm sorry.