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 1681-8 Adamas? 1981 beutiful JAPAN rare useful EMS F / S*

TOKYO, JAPAN

$5185

Template ICNBRN2 ◆ Thank you for visiting my shop ◆ I sell a lot of Japanese instruments. Please also check the list of my shop!Enjoy shopping!! Description *Manufacturer Ovation Product name 1681-8 Adamas? 1981 State second hand goods: B : No problems in usual specifications Explanation One of the wood knob seasons with a particularly high evaluation among Adamas! Ovation Adamas II 1681-8 1981 Ovations flagship model Adamas II does not get close to the sound and ... more

Vintage Ovation 1642-4 Acoustic Electric Guitar 1977-78 Matrix Deluxe Balladeer

OXNARD, CALIFORNIA, 93033, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$600

Blems listed above. The model number says it all: A / E Roundback Cutaway Matrix Shallow Bowl Deluxe Balladeer. Aluminum fingerboard. VERY RARE GUITAR made in the USA!CA residents please add 7 75% Some states require eBay to collect sales taxes on their behalf. I have no control over that Will ship USPS or FEDEX (SELLER's choice), and ONLY the lower contiguous 48 states International shipping ONLY via ebay's Global shipping program. Be aware, some countries do not allow the import of certain ... more

Vintage 1972 Ovation 1111-4 Acoustic Guitar Natural Orange Finish Made in US HSC

FRANKLINVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, 27248, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$429

Vintage 1972 Ovation 1111-4 Acoustic Guitar Natural Orange Finish Made in USA. Vintage soft "V" style neck yet still easy to play. Guitar projects farther than any of my others. Condition is Used. Includes original Ovation hard shelled case. The handle has fallen off but will be included. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.... more

1970's Ovation BREADWINNER '70s -Textured Black- E 1976 W / Hard Case Great Cond

HAZEL PARK, MICHIGAN, 48030, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1249

1970's Ovation BREADWINNER '70s -Textured Black- E 1976 W / Hard Case Great Cond Pictures represent what you will receive Item # 101319-1-OZZ Pre-Owned Guitar is in good conditionThere are a couple nicks in the wood where the paint is work on the bottom corners, (as pictured)There is some denting in the wood on the back of the head, (as pictured)One of the caps that cover the screws on the back of the tuning pegs is missing, (as pictured)Neck, frets, and truss rod are all good and straightAll ... more

Ovation UK-II 1291-5 Black 1978 Guitar Free Shipping

MIYAGI, JAPAN

$1240

Description Condition: good Accessory: General purpose soft case Made in 1978. Frets are at 70-80%. Neck straight, truss rod works well. There are many feeling of use, such as scratches and dents, deterioration of hardware. The pick guard is missing. Body Wood: Urelite Fingerboard Wood: Ebony Neck Wood: Mahogany Pickup: Original Humbucking x 2 Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Please understand that photos might not show all the scratches and dents. Please note it is ... more

Applause By Ovation AA24-4 1970's Natural Maple

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 89117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$165

APPLAUSE BY OVATION AA24-4 VINTAGE 70'S, USA. Rare guitar with neck made of aluminium and plastic body with maple top. Sounds great, condition is good. There is little damage to plastic on body that I took a photo of, please see all photos. If you would like to see any more photos, feel free to message. Will ship fast.... more

late 1960's Ovation TORNADO hollowbody K1231-2 RED

CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$840

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this late 1960's Ovation Tornado K1231-2 in its original Red / Cherry finish which looks great with the figured back and sides. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original with the exception of the nut and the jack plate. A later hardshell case is included. This Tornado looks great with nicks dings, some finish cracks, and other cosmetic wear. The guitar itself remains structurally sound with no cracks, ... more

Ovation UKII Model 1291 Electric Guitar w / Original Hardshell Case

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI, 65804, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1499

Ovation UKII Model 1291 Electric Guitar w / Original Hardshell Case Cosmetic Condition: Guitar has seen normal use and has slight pickmarks and blemishes. No major flaws. Vintage a beautiful! Comes with original hardshell case. Playability: The strings ring out clearly and sound great at each fret. Neck is straight and comfortable. Guitar has been professionally setup and restrung. Here is some more information on these rare guitars when they were in production:The guitar featured a hollow body... more

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