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Thread #51664   Message #3059619
Posted By: GUEST,Slim Chasteen
22-Dec-10 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
Subject: RE: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
If you relocate the instrument you may have cracking issues especially if it is to someplace bone dry like Colorado. I often see other Ovation lovers, [i like em too] sayng they have never had a problem. Then I find out they are in a location with a reasonably humid climate or they have not been in an arid climate for long. Or they have not relocated across the country.

About 6 months after moving to CO I got the first crack in mine and it now has 3 more even though I have taken every precaution to keep it well humidified since that first crack. None of my all wood instruments cracked but I keep them humidified well too! Whe I bought my guitar in teh 70s Ovation did not mention any potential issue but NOIW they take precautions to mention it quite firmly in ther manual.

It is VERY WELL DOCUMENTED in CO that your Ovation with a real wood top will crack or loosen up if you leave it out of the case and/or do not make strong efforts to keep it humidified.

2 cents