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Thread #51664   Message #1410649
Posted By: sed
15-Feb-05 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
Subject: RE: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
I've been away from mudcat a long time but have been thinking about it lately. The Ovation mentioned mucho months back still needs a repair job. Also the first position frets need replacing and the fretboard is gouged from so many D, A, C, A minor and G chords, I'd guess. The electric pickup never worked. The strap button near the neck came off years ago and my friend Fred Norrell helped me replace it with a large nut and bolt!!!! (industrial quality, of course). The factory replaced the plastic inlay around the round hole on the soundboard when I was traveling around the country many years back. I met some good folks at the factory. It used to be a shoe factory right next to a river. They must have had a water wheel for power back in the 1800's? Maybe someday I'll just send the guitar the 1100 miles 'nawth' to the folks who know best.... But my Hohner import is playable and so I tickle the strings on that little fellow rather frequently until the Ovation is magically repaired by the cobblers elves. (remember that classic tale? The poor old craftman and his devoted wife prospered after all!)

I hope everyone is well and enjoying something about life enough to keep on keeping on. I am, thankfully! Praise God!

Steve 'Sed' Sedberry
down in Georgia, USA