Archive for October 27th, 2010

A Sad Day


I have played the guitar on and off since I was 17 years old. Along the way, I obtained this super Ovation guitar. Those in the know would appreciate that name/brand.

It’s been with me since 1996. That’s a good 14 years. Last year I had to send it to West Malaysia for fixing up. It was rather bashed about because I had young enthusiastic Arrows in the house who didn’t quite know how to care for it. When it came back, the sound was never really the same but I still loved it.

Then recently I was asked to play in a meeting. What joy it was (unlike the previous time where I was so stressed!) I felt freedom to play after the initial feeling my way around. I found myself relaxing and getting into it. Nice.

That was a week ago.

Then a few days ago, a friend picked it up again, out of its case and wanted to play it.

To my horror, I found that the body had cracked open! Furthermore, the body itself had cracked in parts…. see arrows.

This is somewhat sad news. I really like this guitar. And at my age, I don’t fancy spending much money on another piece like this or similar.

Earlier I asked a friend who owns a music shop and does repairs. He is not prepared to attempt repairing it.

So I have decided that I will stick it back together myself, regardless of the sound! I am not prepared to lose it just yet!