An instrument with light finish wear from playing. In other words the instrument can have a few bumps and scratches, but only minor ones - the kind that can be reasonably expected to accumulate through everyday playing. Excellent condition instruments show signs of use when examined closely, but from a distance these instruments should still appear pretty clean. There may be some finish checking (crazing), especially in older lacquer finishes. There shouldn't be any distracting bumps or scratches (leaving deep impressions in the wood) anywhere on the instrument, and though the playing surfaces of the instrument (back and sides of the neck, the edges of the fingerboard, frets) can exhibit some light play wear, these areas must clean with no significant (distracting) bumps or scratches that can be felt while playing. Cosmetic imperfections such as minor "buckle rash" or light bumps/indentations on non-essential parts of the instrument (the back, edges of the headstock, or the bottom of the lower bout near the strap button) are noted, but generally aren't considered as important as the playing surfaces.