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Sound post has fallen inside F style Johnson mandolin.

The sound post has become unattached inside the mandolin body. The body has also sunk in at one of the sound holes compared to the other side which causes the bridge to be out of alignment and I can't get the mandolin tuned.

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You may be able to help this prob. your self. You will need a set of hemostats about 10 in. long. A nickel sized dental mirror a flexible LED light . First of all unstring it , put strings a side.Next look in side to the under side of the top of your Mandolin .With your lite and mirror you should see a spot where the post was org. placed.Now with your hemostats reinstall the post. Now this is like building a ship in a bottle, but it can be done , but just a little at at time. You need to lift up the whole top. Remember the top did not drope down all at once, nor will you rase it up all at one time. A little eack day untill you have reached a perpendicular point . One more thing, you post fell because the insturmant was to dry.You need to keep it humidfided . Take it to the shower with you. dont get it wet let it soak up the steam, it will help you get the post back up right and it will love you four it. Get a humidfier for it OK

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You need to find a good luthier (Instrument craftsman) in your area. Trying to fix this one yourself could really damage your instrument. I would suggest detuning it until you can take it in.

FYI...the sound post doesn't really hold anything together, it just transfers vibrations through the back of the body. If the face of your Mando is sinking in, there are likely to be other things going on. ie humidity issues, structural issues, etc..

Hope this helps and you can save your Mando...

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