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

Gibson Vintage Reissue Electric Guitar Strings

Gibson Vintage Reissue Strings

These Gibson strings are made to the original 1950s specifications - pure nickel with a great tone - the perfect choice for vintage Gibson (and other) guitars


Vintage Ovation guitars for sale

Ovation 1985 1611 Balladeer (Natural)

JAPAN

$1150

DescriptionWe sell a lot of Acoustic guitar. Here is the category of Fashion Color: Natural / grain-based state: B : usually no problems in applications to be used year of manufacture: 1985 Top plate material: Spruce side plate Material: Other back plate Material: Other Accessories: Hard Case, warrantyShipping DestinationAreaCostestimated delivery timeTracking & InsuranceExpedited (EMS)World widePlease refer to the shipping and payments 3-10 DaysYes! The lowest price and estimated delivery ... more

Ovation 1981 UK-II Black

JAPAN

$1797

DescriptionWe sell a lot of Electric guitar. Here is the category of Electric guitar Color: Black Condition: A: beauty products, year of production: 1981 pickup: Passive pickup configuration: HH the number of frets: 24 fret neck Scale: Medium Weight: 36 00kg body material: Other tremolo: None finger plate: Ebony neck joint: detachable (bolt) neck material: mahogany accessories: hard caseShipping DestinationAreaCostestimated delivery timeTracking & InsuranceExpedited (EMS)World widePlease refer ... more

Ovation 1112-4 Vintage 1978 Pick Up Less Natural with Original Hard Case

OSAKA, JAPAN

$820

Ovation 1112-4 Vintage 1978 Pick Up Less Natural with Original Hard Case Item Description Condition : Used There are small scratches or paint peeling and dent, but not noticeable much, Good condition. Although it is a used item, it can be used without problems. ·All the maintenance is done by technical staff. The neck status is Unknown. Truss rod : Unknown Fret wear : Unknown. Accessories : Original Hard Case ShippingShipping by EMS or DHL(international express mail service, with Tracking and ... more

1985 OVATION COLLECTORS SERIES HONEYBURST FINISH EXC W / OHSC FREE US SHIPPING!

MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA, 29464, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$995

Hello everyone and thanks for looking Selling a Vintage Rare 1985 Ovation Collectors Series Shallow Bowl Acoustic Electric. This would've been the Best of the best for Ovation in 1985 These were Limited Editions of the Nicest Ovation For that year This one is in Exc shape with no issues Plays Great with super Low Action No Noticeable fret wear Has the usual stress crack in the Poly Clear coat on top hard to see .Comes with original Hard Shell Case All Electronics work as should. Please email me... more

1983 Ovation Adamas 1587-8 Reverse Blue Burst A / E DEEP Guitar AWESOME COND.

YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA, 92399, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2699

PRE-OWNED 1983 Ovation Adamas I .MODEL 1587-8 DEEP HOLLOW BODY ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC GUITAR . Reverse Blue Burst CARVED HEAD (SOMETIMES REFERED TO AS "BROCCOLI" INDICATES THIS IS THE ADAMAS I SERIES VS THE ADAMAS II COMES WITH GOLD TONED TUNER PEGS . THE UNITS HAS THE (2) TWO WOOD KNOBS FOR THE TUNERS . NOTE . THE OVATION PRE-FORMED CASE IS IN ROUGH CONDITION ON THE EXTERIOR . THERE ARE CRACKES IN THE OUTER SHELL . BUT THE INSIDE IS STILL IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE . IT KEEPS THE GUITAR SAFE ... more

OVATION VIPER ELECTRIC SUNBURST GUITAR FROM "73-75" IN ORIGINAL CASE Ships Free!

ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA, 92025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $1336

OVATION VIPER ELECTRIC SUNBURST GUITAR FROM "73-75" IN ORIGINAL CASE SHOWS WEAR AND MARKINGS / SCRATCHES CONSISTENT WITH AGE AND FROM USEA FEW DINGS ON FACE AND TOP OF THE NECKMISSING STRAP PIN AT BOTTOM AND TOP(SCREWS INCLUDED) IS STILL IN GOOD CONDITION OVERALL FREE SHIPPING!! (ebaylocation-salesfloor) North County Loans & Jewelry is an operating Pawn Shop, so most items we sell are used. Every item has been tested / checked thoroughly prior to posting. All items are sold as-is. We take ... more

Ovation 1681-8 Adamas‡U 1981

JAPAN

$3921

TitleDescriptionWhy choose us? 2 Years Guarantee Our Products are 100% Authentic. You always have the right to a 2-years guarantee. We have experienced many international shipping. We guarantee the safety, security, and privacy of your valuables. The Guarantee Covers Any material or manufacturing defect recognised by Far East Man Music After Sales Service team. Length Of The Guarantee Some of our products comes with 2 years from the date of purchase. Our company "Far East Man" is a musical ... more

1981 Ovation GLEN CAMPBELL model 1618 12-string Natural VERY CLEAN!!!

CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$890

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1981 Ovation Glen Campbell 1618 12-string in its original Natural finish. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original and 100% complete including its original hardshell case. The case has some damaged areas, but still functions just fine. The guitar is in AMAZING condition with only one short finish crack on the top of body, and other extremely minor surface wear. Everything remains structurally sound... more

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