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BigFoot9561
Posted 2018-08-31 5:55 PM (#545099)
Subject: Hi all! 2 questions.
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Looking forward to this new dicovery. To the] point, is it possible to refret an aluminum neck applause?
Next, for a $500+- budget, would you go for a new ovation or older used? Thanks.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2018-09-01 12:47 AM (#545103 - in reply to #545099)
Subject: Re: Hi all! 2 questions.



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Is it possible to refret an aluminum neck Applause?
Lots of people have tried... Unsuccessfully.

Next, for a $500+- budget, would you go for a new ovation or older used?
Older Used.
You can get a real USA Ovation for that kind of money.
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BigFoot9561
Posted 2018-09-03 9:11 AM (#545119 - in reply to #545099)
Subject: Re: Hi all! 2 questions.
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Thanks for the reply, Arthur. My Applause has been with me since '79. Was thinking of a new top for it, but the frets are shot. I've wore them down, then my daughter wore them down more, which actually helped for a while. Looks like any hope for it will include a new neck. Just hate to see it put out to pasture.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2018-09-03 2:04 PM (#545123 - in reply to #545099)
Subject: Re: Hi all! 2 questions.



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Rumor has it that the original idea was that once the aluminum frets wore down, you could just put a new Neck on the guitar. Your guitar does have a bolt-on neck, correct?
But once those frets are shot, the guitar becomes a Slide Guitar.
People have tried to cut slots and install frets, and that did not go too well.
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BigFoot9561
Posted 2018-09-08 11:52 AM (#545185 - in reply to #545099)
Subject: Re: Hi all! 2 questions.
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Yrs, it is a bolt on, two bolts. Would it be safe to assume not just any bolt on neck will do? Specific measurements are needed?
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Patch
Posted 2018-09-08 7:02 PM (#545186 - in reply to #545099)
Subject: RE: Hi all! 2 questions.



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Location: Steeler Nation, Hudson Valley Contingent

Maybe keep a close eye on eBay and Reverb and such for a similar model that has a bad body but a decent neck? I replaced a bad pre-amp that way once.

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