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Nope i don't really care for Ovation...Been thinking about placing a reso into an Ovation.. Anyone seen something like this? The fiberglass resonators guitars actually have a nice tone and was thinking this might just be a thing to play with... Any thoughts?
DANG.... and I got one around here doing nothing when with some effort it could be a reso :)
Gotta give this some more thought. Thanks for the brain jar :)
I certainly don't want to discourage you from experimenting, but reso bodies are usually heavy and strong, so the vibrations go out of the cone and are not absorbed by the body. There is are brands like Supro (Resoglass) and Beltona (google) that used fiberglass. In my opinion the tone is inferior to a metal body. Never cared too much for Ovation tone either. Way to bright and tinny. Enjoy. http://youtu.be/JVozXGnFR_Y http://youtu.be/51acY_w5fXI
I guess I was thinking in the right direction!
They have 2 resoglass guitars at the famous HOUSE of GUITARS here locally for 1500.00 each.. I do like the sound but not the price..
So, I'm right there with you on converting nonResos to Resos. BUT, I'm sure that someone would like a functioning Ovation. Why not sell it and turn that money around on a nicer, busted guitar that you could really turn into something nicer than it was? A quick search will turn up a ton of hits with busted bridges, etc.
Having worked at Ovation I do know that as of 20 years ago they hadn't made any resos. The ovation sound comes from a combo of the shape and some really thin soundboard with a mearde load of supports. I would wonder if the reso would be deadened by the body. None the less it sounds like an experiment waiting to happen! I would love to be wrong.
PS.. HOG Rules!