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

Vintage Ovation 1117-1 Acoustic Guitar Metal Label USA Crack in Body 1977

CINCINNATI, OHIO, 45212, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$169

Vintage 1977 Ovation USA guitar w / issues and rough hard shell case. Ohio buyers add 7% sales tax. Ohio PB100101... more

1970's Ovation Ultra Acoustic Classical GUITAR Roundback EXCELLENT CONDTION

ADDY, WASHINGTON, 99101, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$845

1970's vintage Ovation Ultra Acustic Classic Guitar with black vintage case has a beautiful sound... more

80's Ovation UK II 1291 Solid Body Electric Guitar White w / OHSC (USED)

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 03101, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$768

Up for grabs is an Ovatation UKII 1291 electric guitar in a cream white color, produced for only a short period of time in the early '80s, the body is made of Urelite foam over a cast aluminum frame with a bolt-on mahogany neck & gold hardware. Two twin blade pickups, the guitar has a mono and a stereo input jack. The mono jack is the only jack working correctly. A nicely rounded mahogany neck with cream binding & black side dots. Ebony fingerboard with abalone inlays. Gold Ovation tuners are in... more

1975-80 Ovation Preacher 6 string Electric Guitar White with original Hard Case

NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA, 23601, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$629

Hello and Welcome! Up for sale is a Ovation Preacher 6 string Electric Guitar White with original Hard Case. Item is pre owned. Item shows some wear from use. There are some scuffs, scratches and some oxidation. There is a chip near the input. The fretboard needs a good cleaning. It could also benefit from a setup. We appreciate your interest today on this listing! So we can have a great transaction, please take a moment to read through our disclaimers and descriptions. Photos are of the ACTUAL ... more

Ovation Legend 1982

PENZANCE, TR183EW, UNITED KINGDOM

£599

Hi, I'm a luthier based in Cornwall; www guitardoctor co uk Here we have a 1982 Ovation Legend in great condition. There are 3 of lacquer cracks on the front that do not compromise the playability or structure; One at the treble side / waist, lower bout / bass side and at the end block near the centre seam. Frets are slightly worn in first few positions but not yet in need of replacing or dressing. Setup is set at factory and very playable. There's a chip at the headstock as the pics show, as ... more

Ovation 1984 Collectors Acoustic Electric Guitar

TUCSON, ARIZONA, 85750, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$450

Ovation 1984 Collectors Shallow body guitar in great condition for it's age. No cracks, only a finish line (see photo) that doesn't follow the grain of the wood. Action is nice and low. Comes with non original hard case.... more

1977 Ovation Viper

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, 64116, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$500

Up for sale here is 1977? Ovation Viper with original hard-case. If you are looking at this, you probably know what it is. some small nicks and sings but all in all, in good shape. No breaks. These are really cool guitars and have a very unique sound and vibe. Neck is True and straight. Very minimal fret wear. Strap buttons have been upgraded to Dunlop locking. Thanks for looking!... more

very rare vintage 1987 ,19T ovation, applause / kamen / ,all black killer strat,

STONINGTON, MAINE, 04681, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$275

Very rare Killer strat new pickguard, phase switch, in great condition for the year, comes with gig bag and original pickups, included, only have seen one for sale... more

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