I have a 1983B Ovation, which I purchased from a music store in Santa Cruz, CA in 1998. It's been a great guitar and has been many places with me. However, the heavy use has taken a toll. The top has a crack in it which runs from the bridge to the bottom of the top, adjacent to the strap peg. It still sounds pretty darn god, but I feel like I'm losing something, and it clearly does not sound as good as it should. Additionally, the p/u is not working. I'm soliciting for a repair strategy here. Should I look for a top, and take that into a repair shop and ask them to swap it out? I've looked around for the top for that model, and I have not been able to locate one online. Or do I just take this thing into a repair shop and ask them to repair the existing top, and put a new p/u in it?
I welcome suggestions!