Nope... Sage marks the blank with little white temporary dots to line up the parts. Once assembled, I can't detect any deformation at all (fairly stout blank - 10wt) so with the brand markings the way my other Sages are, it looks good to go.
Next I would need to place the guide and put some masking tape there or something. Off the the Sage site to get guide spacings...
WOW nice job on the Sage site redesign Skookum!