He played at my house 18 months ago and there were no cracks at the time. This recording sounds very dry but trust me in person it sounds great. I owned a 1931 Simplicio(ex Rey del Torre) that was loaded with cracks(that were cleated) but was the best sounding and recording guitar I ever heard and was told to never repair the top to new as the sound might never be the same. The new owner owns a professional recording studio and tells me everyone who records on it tells them its the best recording guitar they ever heard.
2006 Greg Byers(fan)2009 Eric Monrad(maple) 2018 Simon Ambridge Model 40 Satinwood. 2003 Tacchi Simplcio satinwood 2017 E. Bottelli 52 Hauser, 2002 Jeff Elliott spruce, 2017 Richard Reynoso, spruce/maple, 2015 Herman Hauser III(Cedar)