mandolin repair advice
I’m in despair, as a huge mandolin craving is washing over me, but my instrument won’t play. I suspect a warped neck, as the humidity here varies widely. Yesterday it went from 26% to 45%, and last month it was a monsoon laden 96%.
Does anyone have any clever ideas about how to jury rig some sort of fix to make it at least playable? (This is a funky little town in the Himalayas, no chance whatsoever of a proper repair, so don’t just say ‘take it to so-an so in …’).
History of instrument- it is a Gibson A1 from I think around a hundred years ago or so. My Mum used to play it, and gave it to me before she died; and although I am a flute player, I took it up and found the tone to be very sweet. However, my lifestyle foibles have taken it around to far too many difficult places. Doesn’t stop me from wanting to be playing it. So hints, advices and commiseration gladly accepted.