I was performing this afternoon when I felt a sharp pain in my right thumb. I looked down, and there was a big hunk of wood (about half an inch long) sticking out from my right thumbnail. There was a similarly-sized hole inside the rosette, next to the soundhole.
The wood there is pretty dry and crappy. The rest of the guitar sounds great and looks fine, but I'd like to avoid this happening again.
My question: How can I repair this? What do I have to do to moisturize the wood in this area? I'm not concerned with how the guitar looks, but this damage looks like an accident waiting to happen again.
(The guitar is a Seagull "Grand" parlor acoustic. And yes, I finished the song, and managed to pull the splinter out while playing.)