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 COLLECTORS SERIES MOD 1989-8 USA MADE

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, 70810, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1000

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

Used Vintage Ovation 1651 Legend Natural 1982

BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN, 53005, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$899

Used Vintage Ovation 1651 Legend Natural 1982 PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR AN IN-HAND DESCRIPTION Known as the “John Lennon” model, this beautiful sounding 1651 Legend is in great shape for its age. The solid spruce top & lyrachord bowl back combination produces a pleasant tonal range that represents all of the frequencies in the spectrum. It has a very nice low end response, with a strong mid-range presence & crisp, clear high end. Thanks to a professional set up from our ... more

Ovation 1985-1 Collector's Series 1985 Acoustic Electric Honeyburst with OHSC

KERNERSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, 27284, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$800

Up for sale is an Ovation 1985-1 Collector's Series Acoustic Electric Guitar Made in 1985 in original Honeyburst with Original Hardshell Case Fantastic condition overall. There are a couple of very, VERY light scratches. I would rate it a 9 5 out of 10 finish wise. Zero bows, cracks, neck issues or bridge issues. No buzz or intonation problems. Nice low action. The frets are in nice condition. There is wear to the fret board wood on the first few frets from the "common shapes " . The inside ... more

1976 OVATION ELECTRO ACOUSTIC - made in USA - FISHMAN PICKUP

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£650

OVATION ELECTRO ACOUSTIC, made in USA * solid spruce top finished in red, has wear * deep bowl body * new Fishman Isys pickup & preamp with volume, bass, treble, phase & tuner * new tuners * low action * focused sound * perfect for your live gig !... more

1967 very early Ovation HURRICANE 12-string hollowbody RED w / FLAME MAPLE BACK!!!

CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1190

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1967 Ovation Hurricane 12-string in its original transparent Red finish. The back of the body looks great as the cherry color shows off the flame maple. This is a very early version with no label and a 3-digit (no letter prefix) serial number of #596 stamped into the body underneath the plastic neck plate. It has a great playing neck with good frets. It's all original and 100% complete. A later hardshell case is ... more

Ovation Collectors Series 1983-B RH 6 String Made In USA Electric Acoustic Guita

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MINNESOTA, 55077, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$799

Please Note: All included items are shown in the pictures 25425005532 Features: Made in USA Serial Number 2193 Right Hand Ovation Collectors Series Model No 1983-B Six Strings What's included: Ovation Collectors Series 1983-B RH 6 String Made In USA Electric Acoustic Guitar Hard Case Condition: This Ovation Collectors Series 1983-B Guitar is previously owned and in great condition. It has been tested and sounds wonderful. The guitar shows some light wear with the gloss have light scratches and ... more

Ovation Acoustic / Electric with Hardshell Case Ultra Series 1527 Deep Bowl 1987

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, 48103, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$400

This is a deep bowl 6-String Sunburst Ovation cut-away Electronics work well, new Dimarzio strings, Schaller tuners It was purchased new in 1987 and has been well cared for It has a straight neck with a smooth backside and no cracks in the finish on the body. It plays well and sounds great. It comes with the Ovation case case shown. There's some wear to the case but no cracks and the latches all work fine.... more

Ovation 1981 UK-II Black TC 604-8745-76650

JAPAN

$2078

Description For items listed to go on sale in the shop, it may have already been sold. Before you buy the item, Please contact us! Thank you for your support Payment We accept PayPal only Shipping About shipping We will ship by EMS or Fedex. (with tracking number, perfect insurance) Shipping Duration 3 ~ 14 daysTerms of Sale If you have unpaid items reported, we would not be able to accept your bid International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the... more

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