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[*] posted on 6-16-2020 at 05:04 AM
Broken soundboard, broken rib: restoration options


Hello everyone,

Have a look at this broken oud:












I assume it would need a new soundboard? The rib would probably be repairable; soundboard I'm guessing not.

Alternatively, would it be possible to lift the fingerboard off this broken oud to use on an otherwise perfectly fine oud (but one that has a bubinga fingerboard instead of an ebony one)? Is that even a feasible procedure?

Thanks for your comments, let me know if anything wasn't clear.

Cheers

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[*] posted on 6-16-2020 at 05:32 AM


In my opinion that's fixable. I can fix it by replacing the missing spruce on the top. And the rib can be patched.

Send me an email at samiroudmaker@gmail.com

Bubinga is not a very good choice for fingerboard in my opinion. It is hard but prone to cracks with humidity changes.




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[*] posted on 6-16-2020 at 08:08 AM


Thanks Samir.

Good to know it may be fixable. The oud is not mine at the moment, but may be donated to me at a later date.

Cheers
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