I don't have any great pics, but *darn* I think the finish checking on a guitar is about the best thing in the world. It shows age, it shows superiority, it shows wear and tear and usage, it gives the guitar so much character. I'm not sure anything gives a guitar more character.
What prompted this is that when I bought my Gibson 7 months ago, I got it and it was already checking all over the place, but only in certain spots (especially by the knobs). But as I've been playing it, and as the humid weather has been getting to it, it's been checking more and more lately. I think the biggest smile I've had in weeks was when I found a new little line last night! I'm sure that sounds stupid, but whatever.
I feel bad for all the kids who aren't buying used guitars and who are getting all this poly crap. Me no like poly. Takes away some of the character.
Who else is with me? I really wish I could find a great pic, you all feel free to post them.