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Ovation Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage Ovation 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 Thunderhead - 100 Watt

100 Watt 'Little Dude' Mini Module
Ovation Thunderhead - 1969

Ovation Acoustics - My Name

My Name's on these Guitars
Ovation Acoustics - 1969

Ovation Breadwinner - Breadwinner

Breadwinner
Ovation Breadwinner - 1972

Ovation Breadwinner - Ovation keeps on truckin

Ovation keeps on truckin'
Ovation Breadwinner - 1972

Ovation Acoustics - Turn On Our Acoustic Guitar

Turn On Our Acoustic Guitar
Ovation Acoustics - 1972

Ovation Acoustics - Times Have Changed - Fiber Glas Replaces Wood

Times Have Changed - Fiber Glas Replaces Wood
Ovation Acoustics - 1972

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 1613-4 - Loggins and Messina

Loggins and Messina
Ovation 1613-4 - 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

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine

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

Vintage Ovation guitars for sale

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Ovation Breadwinner Electric Guitar blue- Circa 1972 fine and rare

Ovation Breadwinner Electric Guitar blue- Circa 1972 fine and rare

San Bernardino, California, 924**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1650

Ovation Breadwinner Electric Guitar blue- Circa 1972 fine and rare. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Ground Advantage.... more
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Ovation Preacher 1978 - 1983 - Natural

Ovation Preacher 1978 - 1983 - Natural

Brunswick, Maine, 040**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1100

This Ovation Preacher electric guitar is a great choice for any right-handed player. Its solid body type and 6-string configuration make it a versatile instrument for any type of music. The guitar is made by Ovation, a trusted brand in the industry. The model is called the Ovation Preacher and was manufactured between 1978 and 1983. This guitar is a classic instrument that has been played by many famous musicians. It is perfect for anyone who wants to start playing electric guitar or for someone... more
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Ovation Deacon 1971 solid Body electric Guitar

Ovation Deacon 1971 solid Body electric Guitar

Coram, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4000

This 1971 Ovation Deacon electric guitar features a unique multicolor solid body that catches the eye. It's perfect for any musician looking for a vintage instrument with a striking appearance. The guitar is part of the Ovation series and is an excellent choice for any collector or player looking to add to their collection. The guitar's brand and model, Ovation Deacon, are indicative of its quality and durability. Whether you're a beginner or a professional, this electric guitar is sure to ... more
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1971 Ovation Eclipse 1235-5- Very Rare Single-Coil w /  Lyrachord Body!

1971 Ovation Eclipse 1235-5- Very Rare Single-Coil w / Lyrachord Body!

Athens, Alabama, 356**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$825

Ovation Eclipse manufactured in the USA between 1970-1973, hollow-body model1235-5 in its original textured black, Lyrachord finish. It has an excellent, slim neck with low action. The original pickups (Hofner 513B blades) are incredible with huge, detailed, single-coilclarity. Neck is wooden with an ebony fingerboard, 24 75" scale length, 1 11 / 16" nut width and pearl dot inlays.
Guitar is in its fully original and excellent condition. There was some slight fretboard separation on the ... more
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Ovation Preacher Electric Guitar USA Circa late 1970s early 1980s W Hard Case

Ovation Preacher Electric Guitar USA Circa late 1970's early 1980's W Hard Case

Fayetteville, Arkansas, 727**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1099

x1809xUp for sale is a nice, used Ovation Preacher guitar. This guitar is in overall condition. There are normal signs of use and wear, including some light dings to the body and back of neck. I tried to get photos of these, but they did not show up very well. There are no major scratches.
I tried finding an exact date by serial number, but was unable to find a good database. Partial serial # is E 1809x
Overall nice condition, plays and sounds great.
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Original Vintage Brown OVATION UK II With Hard Shell Case

Original Vintage Brown OVATION UK II With Hard Shell Case

New Market, Maryland, 217**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1350

Brand
Ovation
Model
UK II
Finish
White
Year
1979 - 1983
Color Family
White
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Number of Strings
6-String
Body Shape
Single Cutaway
Neck Material
Mahogany
Body Type
Solid Body
Pickup Configuration
HH
Nut Width
1 69"
Scale Length
24 75"
Bridge / Tailpiece Type
Top-Load
Fretboard Material
Ebony
Neck Construction
Bolt-On
Number of Frets
24
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1975 Ovation Preacher Deluxe Vintage Made In USA Electric Guitar!

1975 Ovation Preacher Deluxe Vintage Made In USA Electric Guitar!

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 495**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1600

Just in at Tone Chasers Music is this Ovation Preacher Deluxe. This guitar is in very good condition with the pictured superficial scuffs and scratches being the most significant signs of wear. The pictured gigbag is included. Tested, functional, and as pictured.

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Ovation Deacon Electric Guitar  1972 fine and rare

Ovation Deacon Electric Guitar 1972 fine and rare

Kissimmee, Florida, 347**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1799

Ovation Deacon Electric Guitar 1972 fine and rare. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Ground Advantage.... more
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Ovation Viper (1975-1980??s) Solid Body Electric Guitar NEEDS INPUT JACK Read!!!!

Ovation Viper (1975-1980??s) Solid Body Electric Guitar NEEDS INPUT JACK Read!!!!

State College, Pennsylvania, 168**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$500

Ovation Viper Electric Guitar - manufactured between 1975 / 1985 - Please note: THIS GUITAR NEEDS A NEW INPUT JACK. I was able to get sound out of both pickups and volume / tone controls function well. I had to apply pressure to one side of the cable to make contact inside the jack, as plugging straight in yields no sound. The plastic volume knob cab pulls off easily and will need some love to stay 100% secure. The neck pickup has the poles pushed up through the plastic cover, but is fully ... more
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Ovation Breadwinner 1973 - 1975 White

Ovation Breadwinner 1973 - 1975 White

Cincinnati, Ohio, 452**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

This beautiful Ovation Deacon electric guitar has a solid body and 24 frets. Its sleek white finish is a classic look for any musician. This guitar is a great addition to any collection and will produce an incredible sound for gigs or recording sessions. The brand Ovation is known for quality and this guitar is no exception. The model, Breadwinner, was produced from 1973 to 1975. The Guitar has history with Stevie Ray Vaughan. Custom built. Great Shape, has a couple of scratches. Comes with an ... more
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Ovation Breadwinner Guitar 1973-1974 - White

Ovation Breadwinner Guitar 1973-1974 - White

Point Lookout, New York, 115**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3000


This is probably the most perfect example of an Ovation Breadwinner in existence. It??s as if a 50-year-old time capsule was opened containing an NOS example of this groundbreaking American guitar. Not a mark, scratch or ding anywhere, near-zero fret wear, no fading or checking of the innovative Lyrachord finish, the guitar is 100% original with no modifications. The Breadwinner was the first guitar ever to come stock with active electronics and the innovative design of the preamp ... more
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80s OVATION VIPER HUMBUCKER PICKUP USA

80's OVATION VIPER HUMBUCKER PICKUP USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

€299

80's OVATION VIPER HUMBUCKER PICKUP USA :
* chrome has oxidation
* reads 10, 3 K
* very hard to find
PLENTY of PARTS for SALE
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1969 OVATION ECLIPSE SEMI - Made in USA

1969 OVATION ECLIPSE SEMI - Made in USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£1359

1969 OVATION ECLIPSE - made in USA:
* maple body finished with a matte black textured laquer, some wear
* maple neck with ebony fingerboard
* 2 pickups
* new tuners
* low action
* plays and sounds GR 8 !
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1974 / 75 Ovation Preacher solid electric guitar Very Rare

1974 / 75 Ovation Preacher solid electric guitar Very Rare

Manchester, M9***, UNITED KINGDOM

£999

This 1974 / 75 Ovation Preacher solid electric guitar is a rare find for any musician. With a brand name that speaks for itself, this guitar is perfect for any player looking for a high-quality instrument. The guitar's body type is solid, which provides a sturdy and reliable sound. The Preacher model is a classic that has been sought after for years, making it a must-have for any serious collector. This guitar is perfect for those who want to elevate their playing to the next level. It's a great... more
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1976 OVATION DEACON  /  BREADWINNER TRUSS ROD COVER USA

1976 OVATION DEACON / BREADWINNER TRUSS ROD COVER USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

€99

1976 OVATION DEACON / BREADWINNER TRUSS ROD COVER USA
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Ovation Breadwinner USA 1974 in White

Ovation Breadwinner USA 1974 in White

UK, UNITED KINGDOM

£1800

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1969 OVATION ECLIPSE SEMI - made in USA

1969 OVATION ECLIPSE SEMI - made in USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

€1396

1969 OVATION ECLIPSE - made in USA:
* maple body finished with a matte black textured laquer, some wear
* maple neck with ebony fingerboard
* 2 pickups
* new tuners
* low action
* plays and sounds GR 8 !
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