Re: Advice needed, going through my first summer
If you sand the finish on the back of your neck, you should expect to see more seasonal changes. With hot wet climates, it's more important to keep an eye on the neck. With maple necks, generally the first couple years are the most important. If a new neck doesn't suddenly warp, it more than likely wont.
I bought an amazing handbuilt acoustic modeled after a 60's martin D18. Turned out he didn't put enough clear on the guitar to seal the pores of the mahogany. The guitar literally cracked in half during its first winter.