Hi gang, 1st post to the forum. I've done a search for caving/sinking/collapsing top and found some info on repair, but haven't come across on what the actual negative impacts are. I figure this is the area of the forum to post this question.
For this example I'm talking about some minor sinking (hardly detectable to me) under the feat of the bridge. I haven't had a luthier look at it yet, but assuming a fairly easy repair to prevent further collapse, what are the negatives?
I assume there is some adjustment to action that may need to occur to fix buzzing or string height preference, (due to any loss of bridge height). But what else?
Is there loss of volume or tone due to the top losing some ability to vibrate? I'm not picking up on any such loss, and my guess is that any loss would be so small that the vast majority of us couldn't detect it.
I'd bet on some decrease to the economic value due to a "flaw" in the mandolin....if one was to ever try to sell it...
Are there any other considerations I'm missing? At first I was devastated about the prospect of the "collapse" but I'm getting a little more comfortable with it....pending your responses:)