When I think of nitro checking, I picture those intricate patterns of small cracks, not long straight cracks that wrap around the body. I was looking at a guitar that had crazy cracks in the nitro that wrapped entirely around the body, front to back (including the sides), against the grain. Maybe the guitar was dropped on it's tail and the thing shattered? Just wondering if the finish would hold up or just fall off one day. This is a NOS Finish according to the Floor Traveller.