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

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

YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA, 92399, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2900

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

1970's Vintage Ovation Magnum Bass Guitar Stereo Dual Pickups with Hard Case

LAKE CITY, MICHIGAN, 49651, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2600

You are purchasing the Bass Guitar in the pictures. The Bass has 3 spots of noticeable damage that I took pictures of. The guitar also has several other marks, some appear to be original to factory production. We offer a 30 day return policy, so please contact us if you are unhappy with your purchase. Wargames North is a brick and mortar storefront, located in northern Michigan. We Ship Monday thru Friday, but only within the United States. This is very heavy, shipping will be based on location.... more

Ovation Breadwinner 1251-5 Electric Guitar 1976 w / GigBag USED

RANDOLPH, NEW JERSEY, 07869, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1999

Used & Vintage Fretted Instruments Band Band Accessories Orchestra Amps & Cabinets Percussion Sound Reinforcement Ovation Breadwinner 1251-5 Electric Guitar 1976 w / GigBag USED This guitar is used but in good condition. It shows some cosmetic wear from normal use, but there is no major damage that will affect the sound or playability. There are some small dings on the back of the neck. It has been checked over and everything is functioning properly. A gig bag is included with the purchase of ... more

1970's Ovation 12-String Deacon Sunburst Electric Guitar - Good Condition

PORTLAND, MAINE, 04101, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1527

Ovation 12-String Deacon Sunburst This is an Ovation 12-String Deacon Sunburst in good condition and working order. Serial number E5809 dates from 1973-1975. This model Ovation was manufactured between 1973-1982. Features Ovation's "Toroidal" dual pole, single wound pickups with the original FET preamp. Powered by two 9V batteries. Solid Mahogany Body with Gloss Finish. Brass Bridge Saddle. Mother of Pearl Diamond Shaped Fretboard Marker Inlays. Ivory Fretboard Binding. SHIPPING: Shipping cost ... more

Ovation Tornado Vintage Guitar

WARRENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, 29851, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1500

Ovation Tornado Electric Guitar, Nice Guitar I M.O. sounds nice even unplugged good acoustics, swirl marks, dents, dings, chips, cracks, checking, blemishes, etc. Toggle Switch only works in up and middle positions, Vol knobs work, Tone pots do not, so you will have to play as is or put in a new 3-way switch and tone pots, this is were small hands or Wife or Girlfriend will be a big plus or take to your local Luthier. Great American all wood Guitar, these don't come along to often if you been ... more

Ovation 1986 Collectors Series 20th Anniversay Guitar

SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, 01970, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1500

Ovation Collector's 1986 Guitar. Ivory. Beautiful Sounding Guitar. Made exclusively with Materials Ovation used only on the Collector Series Guitars. 20th Anniversary Model. Carbon Fiber Neck. Awesome EQ system. Not any cracks or wear on the Guitar's Finish. Playing Action is low and clear Sustain is Awesome. Was well taken care of.... more

1985-86 Ovation 1674 Country Artist natural finish original case pickup cutaway

MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA, 17545, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1500

1985-86 Ovation 1674 Country Artist Nylon string classical guitar. NEW strings and fresh professional setup. Natural finish in great shape with only one finish check Original case. All latches and handles intact. No damage. Original pickup with active volume and tone. Works great, sounds great. Cutaway for all that high fret nylon string riffery you'll be doing Serial number 323096 This is guitar is all original EXCEPT the concentric volume and tone knobs were replaced with chrome metal knobs ... more

RARE VINTAGE 1975 OVATION VIPER III grlc2169

FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY, 41075, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1495

Click here to contact us directly THE GEARLICIOUS COLLECTION Proudly Presents Call us & well make a deal! (502) 414-GEAR (4327) or shoot us an email We provide a 48 hour, no-questions-asked return policy. RARE VINTAGE 1975 OVATION VIPER III Beautiful and rare Ovation Viper III with tons of tone options. Think tele / strat on steroids. Minor wear consistent with age with the exception of a couple chips near the input jack. Comes with original case. Features: Boring Fine Print SHIPPING If you are... more

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