I have a 20 year old carved Meisel, model#8954. 12 years ago it got wet while in storage(I was out of the country and the bass was moved to "barn"!!!)When I got to the bass the cordura bag was still moist, upon opening it I found that the back was seperating on the shoulders and lower bouts..I quickly reduced the string tension and relocated the bass to my house. I had the bass in and out of the bag to dry-out slowly over a month or so. The bass seems to be stabilized now but the finish is crackled along grain lines all over the bass. You can feel the cracks in the finish, they cover the bass completely and are quite pronounced. I have had lots of advise over the years, but since I don't have a luthier I can trust and am new to this site I ask.......... .....what would you do?