Just got the girl out to practice, and the light caught the finish and brought about the following thoughts. I notice that the varnish is craqueluring (a verb?) as all varnished basses do eventually. Looking at the evidence, it seems that the craqueluring happens where the wood would be most likely to flex with vibration. Is this the case? Has anyone ever done a study on the effect in relation to the gradation of the top? It's interesting to see. Around the edges of the top, near the F-holes, etc., the craqueluring is advancing. Right up the middle of the top and other places, there is none. There is some craqueluring where the shoulder meets my belly. The back has almost no evidence of this. Kinda makes me think and wonder.