A question for you Hofner experts: I'm considering picking up a used (German) Hofner Gold Label 500/1 Bass. One possible issue: It has cracks in the binding in every one of the places where the violin-shaped body is scalloped on the sides, on the points of the body. I couldn't get a picture, but the cracks are most visible when you look at the bass from either side, and exist on the edges of both the front and back binding on both sides of the bass where the scallops begin, top and bottom. Does this seem like something that would a structural issue, or just normal expansion/contraction of the wood? It feels solid, but I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this before. Thoughts?