mashed mandolin

So – if you have a mandolin, and suddenly notice it has a crack developing, here’s what not to do:

1.  Ignore it and wait to see if it gets bigger

2.  When it does get bigger, keep ignoring it

3.  Make a note that some time you must get it sorted

4.  Use a different one while you wait to send it to the repair guy.

Yes, I’m talking from experience:  my Paris mandolin is now officially firewood.  The worst case of mashed mandolin since we smashed an Ovation mandolin up on stage in the Rumpus days.