woah...that's odd...did you give the new buyer the old pickguard off the guitar? if so, he sold it separate on ebay back in april. and yes it does have a very very vey tiny little what seems to be finish crack near the neck pocket on the top...i cant see any glue though...all my strats have this lol. do you remeber if the buyer was in Al...if so, this may be your old guitar lol...it's pretty much mint though and very nice. whats your ebay s/n i want to see if he bought it from you or not, i'm curious now lol. also, what gauge strings did you use on it b/c the seller doesnt seem to know too much about guitars and wasn't 100% sure and the strings look like they haven't benn changed in a while...plus the setup is great, just strings are old, i want to use the same gauge b/c it's a real nice setup!