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Thread #51664   Message #788777
Posted By: sed
21-Sep-02 - 08:55 PM
Thread Name: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
Subject: RE: Help: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
Thanks for your responses!!!

This Ovation was made in about 1979 and is a flat top with a big round hole. Serial # 157922. It has a continuous fiberglass back with no cutaway or access hole. The detachment of the sunburst finished wooden top from the fiberglass back started slowly with the edge binding coming off (and breaking into pieces) little by little. Not knowing the exact names of the guitar parts my description might not much convey. The broad end top or face of the guitar (farthest from the neck) is no longer connected to the bowl almost all the way around the lower half of the top. Also the wooden part of the guitar has just started separating from the thin part that glues onto the top edge (closest to rim) of the bowl or back.

PS I have nothing against fine all wooden guitars, nothing at all, but my expenses are greater than my income and so it's doubtful I'll be able to buy anything soon. I just got burned for $60. trying to buy a used Hohner on ebay. The seller took the money order and ran. I bought this Ovation used at a good price in 1981 when I really needed to replace my other guitar and had some income.