Can anyone else with a Roma bass please confirm this for me? I bought a used 1/2 sized carved Roma bass last year for my son. It came from Robertson's as one they sold originally and had cycle through their shop a few times before it came to us. When I first received it I freaked because the first thing I saw was a line running through the neck heel. It didn't show up on any of the photos I had gotten from Robertsons or their description. On closer inspection, though, I convinced myself that the heel was originally made as two pieces presumably in a effort to conserve wood during construction. The line is perfectly straight and if I continue it out it perfectly matches with the bottom of the scroll. Makes sense and I was perfectly happy considering the deal I got on it. It was just weird how closely the grain of the two pieces matched up. It wasn't an absolutely perfect match but it was so close that it made it more difficult to convince myself it really was two pieces and not a crack. Then recently I had the bass in to a local guy to glue up an open seam and we had a debate about that line in the neck heal. He insisted it was a crack and I insisted that it was a two piece heel. He got me worried about it again. I found a good side view photo of another Roma bass and lo and behold that one had the same line on the neck heel. That made me feel much better again. I do want to try to confirm this with other Roma owners, though. If you have a Roma bass, does it have a seam towards the back of the neck heel where two pieces of wood were joined together during construction?