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Wow you are right. Same guitar?
Well, mine is 2016, and this other example is a 2017. But yes both are AJL 503 XO.
I think this picture,
is a good example of how grain can really stand out, and not be a crack, it's just grain.
It's just a seem, same on my guitar (different builder...)
In my humble opinion (and without seeing the guitar in front of me to check for movement on the cracks . . .a stressfull process for owner and tech!!) this is finish checking. . .
Thank you bbwood_98! I also thought it was prolly all on the surface, but wanted to make sure I wasn’t deluding myself.
Buco, YES! “Seam” is the word. It is a seam. You have a seam. I have a seam. It is the attached earlobes of guitar morphological traits. (Also thanks for pic. That rosette is intense and hypnotic!)
You're totally right, it would seam so.