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Greasy Fingers
Posted 2020-06-02 4:22 PM (#552212)
Subject: B-268 Needs help
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Hi all. I've had my Gloss back Deluxe Balladeer since 1980. I paid $350 for it. She needs new frets and has a the typical crack to the bridge.

I'm old now and I was never really good when I played often back in '76. On the other hand, I got mad skill in the shop working with tools and Youtube is a great tutorial.


I found a local Luthier but trust is not a strong suit for me. Estimates from him are at $380. I'm also about 3 hours away from the Ovation factory.

Question; Should I fix it myself or is the rarity of this model a consideration for a novices to repair?

Thanks
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alpep
Posted 2020-06-03 12:33 PM (#552223 - in reply to #552212)
Subject: Re: B-268 Needs help


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Location: NJ
I always defer to the factory.
they do great work.
Not sure what there schedule is now up there but contact them and see
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Greasy Fingers
Posted 2020-06-05 8:17 PM (#552237 - in reply to #552212)
Subject: Re: B-268 Needs help
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I've decided to do it myself. Going good so far. Loosened truss rod, removed old frets, repaired chips, reclaimed fret slots, sanded fret board, stained board, ordered 12" fret press tool & new frets. Fingers crossed.
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alpep
Posted 2020-06-06 12:45 PM (#552240 - in reply to #552212)
Subject: Re: B-268 Needs help


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good luck
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