SO. Here's the deal: I have a little brother, and he plays a little cello. Big sis has two guitars, and he started talking about playing the bass (any instrument with six strings, in his universe, is simply a freak of nature). I, being the wonderful person that I am (cue younger brother's snickers in the background) kept my eyes open... and, lo and behold, somebody right down the street wanted to get rid of a bass. $20 total. SCORE! Hallelujah chorus ringing in my ears, I happily forked over the cash. Too good to be true? You BETCHA. The instrument was apparently handmade by the seller's ex's uncle in Mexico (I DID mention that it was only $20, right?), and while it plays decently, there are two long cracks stretching from the top of the neck where the fingerboard ends down into the neck itself (longest is about 3'', maybe 1/3 cm wide at the widest point, where it separates from the fingerboard-at the narrowest it's a hairline fracture, about 1 1/2 to 2'' away from the fingerboard). Dad and I determined that it probably doesn't have a truss rod, explaining the fractures. I'd just buy a new neck, but the current one is glued on, not attached with screws. Overall, it's holding together pretty well, but I was wondering if you all had any advice as to how I should go about repairing this. Since I spent so little initially, I'm willing to sink about $200 into the project ($100 ideally, though I'm sure both amounts are laughably naive). Sorry for the long post, but yeah. Help=love.