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Thread #51664   Message #788982
Posted By: Larkin
22-Sep-02 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
Subject: RE: Help: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
There's some real snobs around when it comes to guitars, I have a C2 Martin and probably the best old Yamaha I have ever come across and I still miss my Balladeer - It was a great stage guitar- great sound and action. I was also a restorer for 25 years and the the Raffia or string idea used to work well - It's a good idea to have some small wedges of wood to jam between the string and top to get that extra bit of pressure where the top is actually loose.Use something quite soft like lime or poplar so's you don't mark the top. To get araldite into the crack get a really fine artists palette knife and that should open the crack without doing more damage. Araldite works much quicker when it's warm and is much thinner and so easier to get in the cracks. Clean off the residue with some sort of solvent- I used to use Xylene but I think it's pretty dangerous stuff so don't get it on your hands. Good luck and don't listen to the Ovation Knockers!!!