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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 1251 - Breadwinner

Breadwinner
Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - 1972

Ovation Acoustics - Turn On Our Acoustic Guitar

Turn On Our Acoustic Guitar
Ovation Acoustics - 1972

Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - Ovation keeps on truckin

Ovation keeps on truckin'
Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - 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 1251 - Ovation Rock

Ovation Rock
Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - 1974

Ovation Deacon 1252 - don

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

Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - Ovation Solid Bodies - They

Ovation Solid Bodies - They're Worth A Try
Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - 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 1251 - Ovation

Ovation's great guitar giveaway
Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - 1976

Ovation Deacon 1252 - Bloody comfortable

Bloody comfortable
Ovation Deacon 1252 - 1976

Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - Ovation Solid Bodies - They

Ovation Solid Bodies - They're Worth a Try
Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - 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 1251 - How Ovation took a hint from the 50s

How Ovation took a hint from the 50s
Ovation Breadwinner 1251 - 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

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