Ovation Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 21 adverts covering a period of 12 years, from 1967 to 1979. Click the images to have a closer look.

Ovation Balladeer - The Ovation roundbacks are here

The Ovation roundbacks are here
Ovation Balladeer - 1967

Ovation Deluxe Balladeer - The Ovation electrics are coming

The Ovation electrics are coming
Ovation Deluxe Balladeer - 1967

Ovation Acoustics - Whatever Your Bag, You

Whatever Your Bag, You'll Get Deeper into it With an Ovation
Ovation Acoustics - 1968

Ovation Acoustics - My Name

My Name's on these Guitars
Ovation Acoustics - 1969

Ovation Thunderhead - 100 Watt

100 Watt 'Little Dude' Mini Module
Ovation Thunderhead - 1969

Ovation Breadwinner - Breadwinner

Breadwinner
Ovation Breadwinner - 1972

Ovation Acoustics - Turn On Our Acoustic Guitar

Turn On Our Acoustic Guitar
Ovation Acoustics - 1972

Ovation Breadwinner - Ovation keeps on truckin

Ovation keeps on truckin'
Ovation Breadwinner - 1972

Ovation Acoustics - Times Have Changed - Fiber Glas Replaces Wood

Times Have Changed - Fiber Glas Replaces Wood
Ovation Acoustics - 1972

Ovation 1613-4 - Loggins and Messina

Loggins and Messina
Ovation 1613-4 - 1974

Ovation Breadwinner - Ovation Rock

Ovation Rock
Ovation Breadwinner - 1974

Ovation Deacon 1252 - don

don't dilly dally... "Dude" da Deacons dynamite
Ovation Deacon 1252 - 1974

Ovation Breadwinner - Ovation Solid Bodies - They

Ovation Solid Bodies - They're Worth A Try
Ovation Breadwinner - 1975

Ovation Deacon 1252 - Ovation solid bodies. Part of the Strawbs

Ovation solid bodies. Part of the Strawbs' sound.
Ovation Deacon 1252 - 1976

Ovation Breadwinner - Ovation

Ovation's great guitar giveaway
Ovation Breadwinner - 1976

Ovation Deacon 1252 - Bloody comfortable

Bloody comfortable
Ovation Deacon 1252 - 1976

Ovation Breadwinner - Ovation Solid Bodies - They

Ovation Solid Bodies - They're Worth a Try
Ovation Breadwinner - 1976

Ovation Deacon 1253 (twelve string) - Deacon by Ovation. A new standard for 12-string solid bodies

Deacon by Ovation. A new standard for 12-string solid bodies
Ovation Deacon 1253 (twelve string) - 1977

Ovation Breadwinner - How Ovation took a hint from the 50s

How Ovation took a hint from the 50s
Ovation Breadwinner - 1977

Ovation Viper - The Hotter the Better. Viper

The Hotter the Better. Viper
Ovation Viper - 1979

Ovation Preacher - Preacher. A stereo guitar

Preacher. A stereo guitar
Ovation Preacher - 1979


Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman

Vintage Ovation guitars for sale

Ovation 1657-7 1981 Anniversary Model

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, 87114, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1095

This is an amazing 1981 Ovation 1657–7 Anniversary deep bowl acoustic electric guitar. There are no dents no scratches no dings and no fret wear. It comes with the original brown Ovation hard case. This is without a doubt the cleanest one I’ve seen over many many years. You would not know that this guitar is 38 years old. The top has aged nicely. The tone is amazing. So much so that I traded a nice Martin for this guitar. However I recently purchased a Gibson J 45 I cannot afford to keep ... more

OVATION 1985-1 Collectors Series Acoustic Electric Guitar * HSC *

BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND, 20705, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1049

OVATION 1985-1 Collectors Series Acoustic Electric Guitar * HSC * Atomic Musichas used its best efforts to inspect the item(s) for sale and create descriptions and furnish photographs that fairly and adequately depict the type, condition and image of the goods at the time of sale Atomic Musicmakes no express or implied warranties or representations regarding the condition or suitability of the goods and to the extent allowed by law, specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties, ... more

Ovation "Preacher" Solidbody Electric Guitar (Vintage USA!)

CLEVELAND, OHIO, 44102, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$785

Here's one you don't see every day: a vintage (1973-'75) USA Ovation "Preacher" solidbody electric guitar. This guitar features a Honduran Mahogany body and neck, an Ebony fretboard, two passive Ovation mini-humbucker pickups, a three-way toggle, separate volume / tone controls, two jacks for mono or stereo output, 24 frets, a nut width of 1 11 / 16 " , and a scale length 24 3 / 4 " . This one is in very nice shape for being roughly 45 years old and plays great: action is nice and low, the ... more

1976 Ovation 1132-1 Acoustic Guitar Made in USA

LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM, MARYLAND, 21093, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$125

This sale is for a used / damaged vintage Ovation acoustic guitar model 1132 1 serial number 083659(according to info on internet this guitar made in 1976) manufactures in USA. Overall this guitar is in good condition relative to its age however I noticed an issue with saddle and under the saddle(see pictures)also there is long hairline / crack on top(It seems to be the lacquer, see pictures). This guitar comes from an estate and has not been inspected for playability therefore I am selling as ... more

Ovation Adamas USA acoustic 1978 model 1187-2 signed by Charles Kaman

ISLEWORTH, LONDON, TW74QW, UNITED KINGDOM

£3500

This is a 1978 Ovation Adamas USA carbon fibre acoustic model 1187-2 one of first 600 signed by Charles Kaman. It is in good condition, plays well and comes with Ovation case. Collection only from West London. Good luck and happy bidding.... more

1984 Ovation Ultra Series guitar

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, 95687, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$175

1984 Ovation Ultra Series guitar. Condition is Used. This vintage Ovation guitar is playable but is being sold as is for the following reasons: 1. Chip on headstock edge 2 various light dings on neck 3. Finish crack on top as seen in photo. Does not go through to the wood. (Finish only) 4 light wear on frets 5. Action 0 110 at the 12fret. (Standard tuning 6 neck was loose so it was reset and is now solid to the body 7. Saddle is low It does have a working have a working truss rod. It plays ... more

VINTAGE 1974 OVATION - 1117-4 READ DESCRIPTION

KEYSER, WEST VIRGINIA, 26726, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$324

Seller Name: stacey-2018 Add to Saved Sellers Powered by e-foro... more

OVATION COLLECTORS SERIES MOD 1989-8 USA MADE

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, 70810, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$924

OVATION COLLECTORS SERIES MOD 1989-8 USA MADE Guitar is very nice and comes with Certificate of Authenticity NO cracks, dings, or dents Listing is for Guitar with Cert of Authenticity ONLY... more

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