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Thread #51664   Message #3062650
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
28-Dec-10 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
Subject: RE: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
I had an Applause guitar where the top came up from the bowl. I used Epoxy (with a 30 minute setting time) from Home Depot to re-attach it, and it worked great. First I inserted a few kitchen butter knives between the guitar bowl and top to keep them separated while I applied the epoxy into the crack using a thin piece of plastic for an applicator. Then after all the epoxy was in place, I used 2" wide paper masking tape strips (around 12" long) to hold the top down to the bowl. I taped these strips all around the location which was glued. The tape worked great at pulling the top down onto the bowl, and keeping it in place while the epoxy dried. Then after 24 hours, I removed the tape (came up easily) and the top was reattached and looked great, almost as good as new. The epoxy feels solid, and I doubt it will ever come off.