Posted 2018-09-13 4:04 AM (#545223) Subject: Folklore 1614 Electric Acoustic Battery Holder Repair
Joined: September 2018 Posts: 3
my name is Aitor and I'm from Barcelona (Spain). My father has an Ovation Folklore 1614 since I was a little kid and a year ago I decided to start playing guitar, so he lent me his guitar to learn how to play.
When I looked inside to change the battery, I saw that the battery had been sitting there for years and now the metallic holder is full of acid and rusty I went to two guitar repair shops in my city and neither of them could repair it or they were giving me the option to replace the whole thing with a new velcro system, since all the guitar is in its original shape, I would like it to stay original and try to repair this thing (I'm not a guru but it doesn't look that complicated, does it?)
So here goes my question, do you know of any store/website where I could get a replacement for the battery holder? (is the old metallic one, you can see it in the pictures below)
Has anyone had the same problem and could fix it without having to change the whole thing?
Doing some research I found that some Folklore models use a plastic battery box, will that fit in my guitar? Could this be another solution?