Occasionally I'll run across some of the small builder guitars mentioned here , used and hanging in a local shop or in NYC when I visit for work. Strangely I've seen some finish irregularities in many different builders axes. Wild checking, uneven top wear as if it flaked off or sunk in, glue discolorations, flaking at the fretboard edges from usage. Glue separations though that's not exactly finish. It seems worse on older examples of some builders. Have you experienced this? Were they just seconds that made it into the used market or did they wear differently than Gibsons and Fenders of similar vintage?