1979 Ovation guitars – rock, country, bluegrass, jazz

People who make their living from music make it with Ovation. Artists like Nancy Wilson, Roy Clark, Tony Rice and Larry Coryell. On tour, the roundback is tough and consistently playable. And it sounds great (if it didn’t, they wouldn’t play it). Choose from nylon, 6 and 12-string models. With or without Ovation’s famous acoustic-electric pickup. Whatever your music, make it with Ovation.

1979 Ovation guitars – rock, country, bluegrass, jazz Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1991 Ovation Roundback Acoustic/Electric Guitar

Traditional craftsmanship matched with space-age technology created the superior sound of the Ovation Roundback. That same synthesis contributes to the uncanny performance of its electric pickup and on-board active electronics system. We position six piezoelectronic pickups at the anchor points of the strings to the Delrin saddle, the precise point at which string and guitar are working to produce the sound…

1991 Ovation Roundback Acoustic/Electric Guitar Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1989 Vintage Frets acoustic string musician magazine – Los Lobos – The Wolf reaches for its roots

Contents: Los Lobos, Acusticos – Mexican traditional music, East L.A. style; Banjo Stylist Bobby Thompson; Windham Hill’s Will Ackerman – is new age dead in the water?; Trading in Texas – guitar roundup in the land of BIG; Frets visits Ovation Guitars – The bowl-back evolution rolls on; Music: Banjo – “Sugarfoot Rag”, “John Hardy”; Guitar – “Bricklayer’s Beautiful Daughter”, “Leather Britches”, “Death and the Lady”; Fiddle: “(Sonajas) Mananitas Michoacanas”; Mandolin – “Russian Rag”; Dobro – “Crossing the Cumberlands”; more

1989 February Frets Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1974 Vintage Ovation Guitar ad with poem

Ovation’s but a babe in the wood, Seven years old and lookin good. Walnut, spruce, and spanish pine, Bronze, chrome, and nickel shine. Fiberglass back and hand-rubbed wood, The sound is true and the seed is good. Already now the people know, Ovation sound’s begun to grow….Ovation naturally.

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1993 Lives and lessons of the Guitar Player’s Players

Features: Otis Rush; Jeff Beck; James Burton; Ry Cooder; Richard Thompson; Ritchie Blackmore; Acoustic Shootout – in search of the best solid-top for under a grand – 16 guitars rated – Alvarez Timber Ridge Silver Anniversary, Alvarez-Yairi DY70, Charvel 125S-NAT, Fender 1100-SX, Gibson Gospel, Guild D6-S NT, Martin D-1, Ovation Standard Balladeer, Saga Blue Ridge BR-OS, Seagull S6, Sigma SDR-41, Takamine N-10 Natural Series, Taylor 410, Vantage VS-50S, Washburn WD-40S, Yamaha LD-10; Bern Nix; Link Wray -the true godfather of grunge; more

1993 November Guitar Player Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1974 Ovation Rock

In the center of the world of rock, Ovation’s carved its name. Our solid body rock man’s tool is our newest claim to fame. Double octave tapered neck to speed that funky sound. A built in pre-amplifier to lift you off the grouned. Ovation’s rock can take you there, when you and it become a pair.

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1976 Ovation Solid Body Breadwinner and Deacon series Guitars

Ovation Solid Bodies. They’re worth a try! On the road or in the studio, Ovation solid bodies offer serious guitarists the most flexible electric guitar yet. One beautiful instrument delivers the sounds of today’s most popular guitars plus a few surprises of its own. Advanced technology and a keen eye for design have created the Breadwinner and Deacon series. Both are made from the finest Honduras Mahogany and equipped with a 2-full-octave, 24-fret fingerboard…

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1978 Ovation Magnum Electric Bass Guitar – two steps closer to perfection

Magnum means performance. We’re offering two basses: Magnum 1 and Magnum 2. One has stereo output. The other, a graphic equalizer. Play deep and warm, tight and snappy, or anywhere in between. Either Magnum puts the “one bass, one sound” idea to rest…

1978 Ovation Magnum Electric Bass Guitar – two steps closer to perfection 2- Page Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com



1970 Glen Campbell for Ovation Roundback Guitars

My name’s on these guitars! My name’s on them because they’re the same 6-string and 12-string Ovation Roundbacks I play on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. Not just the same brand, but duplicates of the guitars Ovation customized for me. I think you’ll like them for the same reasons I do. Full, honest sound. Better projection. Faster response. And the pleasure in playing a beautiful instrument. These are the finest guitars I’ve ever played, and they’re mighty satisfying. Ask Ovation to tell you more.

At the top of the page is a photo of Janis Joplin 1943-1970.

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1979 Larry Coryell for Ovation Adamas Guitar

When you’re as hot as Coryell, there is only one guitar, Adamas.

Coryell. The musician’s musician. Adamas. The guitarist’s guitar. That’s why jazz great Larry Coryell chose Adamas. The carbon graphite soundboard – stronger, lighter, thinner than Spruce – gives Adamas 3db response over its entire range. The twenty-two soundholes, ideally positioned and combined with the Lyrachord Bowl, get maximum frequencies up and out of the body. Listeners on both sides of the guitar hear more sound than ever before. The unique Kaman Bar reinforced neck assures a straight playing surface, perfect for fast lead solos. Adamas transforms the heat of Coryell’s inspiration into music. Get hot. Get inspired. Get Adamas. The musician’s guitar. A Kaman Music Product.

1979 Larry Coryell for Ovation Adamas Guitar Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com



1979 Ovation Preacher Stereo Electric Guitar

Imagine the possibilities of stereo. A mono/stereo jack lets you plug the Preacher into two amplifiers or into both channels of a single amp. The stereo jack splits pickup output. That means you can set the fingerboard pickup with a warm, throaty tone in channel one. In the other channel, you can set the bridge pickup with a strong, dirty lead tone. The Preacher has other refinements as well: unique double coil pickups that are 20db quieter than most humbucking pickups, a full two-octave neck that is glued and bolted for added sustain, individually adjustable brass saddles for perfect intonation, jumbo frets for smoother action and easier string bending. The Preacher. It’s the first solid body electric guitar to make stereo a reality.

Ovation. A Kaman Company.

1979 Ovation Preacher Stereo Electric Guitar Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com



1990 Ovation Collectors Series Guitars

It takes a very special sequence of natural events for a maple tree to produce the birdseye figuring that graces the top of the 1990 Collectors’ Series. Equally unique are the steps our people take in crafting a totally collectable guitar. From the selection of the tree to the limited number of guitars which it will produce… There has never been a guitar like it from Ovation! It sounds as good as it looks.

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1990 Ovation Acoustic Electric Guitars

Play the guitars of the stars at your Ovation dealer.

When you’re serious about owning a distinctive acoustic electric guitar that will be a lifetime companion, do yourself a favor and visit your Ovation Professional Showroom dealer. That’s where you’ll find all the Roundbacks – Balladeers, Legends, Custom Legends, Classics, 12-Strings and Elites. Play with the best and choose the one that’s perfect for you and your music. At your Ovation Professional Showroom dealer.

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