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Shiny bowl Balladeer photos and repair questions

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electric__ray
Posted 2022-03-06 5:44 PM (#557134)
Subject: Shiny bowl Balladeer photos and repair questions


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Link to the imgur gallery:
https://imgur.com/a/HxqxIe2

I inherited this instrument from a family member, so there's a bit of sentimental value to it. I'd like to get it fixed back up into playing shape, and would love to get some opinions on what's needed. I'm not sure if the top can be saved; I found this thread on Warped & Cracked Tops which shows some instrument with similar issues, and it seems the solution is replacing the top: http://www.ovationfanclub.com/megabbs/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=47...

Anyone want to comment on the difficulty of the repairs? Presumably the neck has to be removed to remove and reinstall the top? I've got some woodworking experience and think it would ultimately be within my reach, but it's a project I don't think I'd have time for anytime soon.

If anyone can suggest a luthier who could do this repair (bonus if their in the Baltimore / DC area) I'd love to have a recommendation.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2022-03-07 9:03 AM (#557138 - in reply to #557134)
Subject: Re: Shiny bowl Balladeer photos and repair questions



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Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
Welcome Ray.
Only a few members can respond in this section. So you may now post in other sections.
I would recommend posting in "General Posting" or the "Bottom Feeding Luthiery Guild" for a better response.
There are members who have rebuilt old Shiny Bowls... So they can advice you on repairs.
Some of these members may be able to do the work for you. Check their other work first.
Look around the "Bottom Feeding Luthiery Guild" to see some other work that others have done. HERE
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