I bought an expensive D64SKW a few years ago, and shortly after I got it, I noticed a tiny hairline crack in the back. I though it was just in the finish and never worried about it until recently when I noticed that the crack got bigger and went all the way thru the wood! There are actually 2 cracks in the back wood... on both sides of the bookmatch. The cracks are equilaterally opposite each other running along the same faults on either side of the bookmatch. I am paying a local luthier $ to fix this issue, but I just wanted to let you guys know how disappointed I am in this. The guitar sounds great, which is why I am paying to have it fixed... but the quality control is NOT good! I also own another acoustic that is 40 years old with no cracking anywhere. I keep my guitars in a properly humidified room, and I take very good care of my equipment. Disappointed to say the least because this is one of your higher priced models. I'm pretty sure Washburn won't honor their lifetime warrantee. I never registered it, and I prefer to use a local luthier who i can meet with face to face and he can explain to me what happened, and why, and how to fix it, instead of shipping it to somewhere. It would be nice of Washburn to pay for the repair work, but I highly doubt this will happen.. but its worth a shot in the dark.
Any advice is greatly appreciated,