http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/govithoy/DBbody-crack.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/govithoy/DBnearbridgecrack.jpg The "crack" goes from under the end of the fingerboard right to just under the top end of the tailpiece. I can have it up to a luthier as early as Sunday. There's tiny cracks in the laquer all over the front, but none of them go past the top layer, but this seems to be a crack in the wood itself! Until Sunday, can I still play it? What do I do if the luthier isn't taking repairs until after Christmas? At the moment, this is the worst conceivable time for me to have my bass out of commission.