I love this build! Very cool. I wouldn't sweat the checking. There's a 85% chance it would have ended up looking that checked in the not too distant future anyways. The lines look how most metallic finishes end up checking. It's the insane spiderweb/broken glass jobs (like my MJT strat) that look funky. I wouldn't have ever ordered it that way - but I love it all the same and barely think twice about it now.