Or at least I look at it as a defect. I was in Long&Mcquade for my weekly music store visit to see what they had in new. I saw an AV52RI on the wall and decided to play it through a Carmen Ghia head and 2X12 open back. It sounded nice. Just before I put it back on the wall I noticed that the routed out pickup hole could be seen on either side of the bridge. The bridge wasn't near wide enough to cover the hole. It was very noticeable. Anyone find this to be a regular occurrence? It s the first one I've seen.