Any ideas how to make this go away :-)
The crack is only in the finish, but I am quite sure it goes all the way down to the wood. I am afraid to use CA since it will most likely stain the wood (ask me how I know..), making the repair stand out.
It is a 1979 Ovation 1618 12-string Glen Campell edition in perfect condition, except for this crack :-(
Well-said, Thomas.... "frustrating design flaws that waste a lot of time".
Personally, Ovations would be for me easy to dismiss out-of-hand if they sounded bad.... but, dang it, most of 'em sound pretty good, hence the love/hate.
Anyway, thanks for the succinct (and apt) phrasing!