Ovation dating guitars vintage

The latter are also well known for the use of carbon fiber tops (instead of the typically wood tops for acoustic guitars).Among musicians the relatively thin neck stands out as well, compared to other acoustic guitars.

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Here’s the scoop on Ovation electrics (touching only briefly on acoustic/electrics).

More information on Ovation can be obtained from Walter Carter’s book, The History of the Ovation Guitar (Hal Leonard, ’96), although solidbody electrics are not the primary focus, and some inconsistencies exist between the text and the model tables (when in doubt, the text seems to be more reliable).

How would I go about finding out how much it might be worth? I would put my Capo over the headstock to hide the Cortez name, and everyone would say, "Wow that is a beautiful Gibson J-200, how much did you pay for it", I'd let them play it and they would just love it. Thanks, Jeff made in japan....have partial serial # due to age..... What I don't understand is why they are not worth more money - the sound is unbelievable - nice tone/ring to it. A bud of mine has a real Les Paul and says he cannot tell the difference at all. Hey guys, I have come across a Cortez Guitar that I dug out from the attic. Cheers I think I have a J-6000 but there there is no sticker inside of it to identify it or the model and serial number. I'll have to do some investigating to see how old it is. DO you still have the bass and are willing to sell it? And I believe I have the original case - would have to do some checking.

I picked it up, it was a Cortez J-200, it looked just like a Gibson J-200, exactly from the markings on the neck to the cool looking vines and circles on the pick guard, the only difference I could find was it said Cortez instead of Gibson, and the price was $360, a not $2800. I have not seen anything on this particular model at all. Read Mine sound great and I would be stupid to sell it under a 1000$.

They made all kinds of stringed instruments, guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, zithers, and Autoharps®. Oscar Schmidt instruments were sold in many rural parts of the country where no music stores existed.

Salesmen distributed the products far and wide, making them available in general, small town furniture and dry goods stores.

Acurious phenomenon that ac-companies certain guitar compa-nies is an inability to translate success from one medium to another.

For instance, Martin has never been able to transfer its reputation for high-quality acoustics to electric guitars.

And Fender has never been able, on its own, to really succeed in marketing acoustic guitars. Another example is Ovation, the company that almost single-handedly created the acoustic/electric category and radically altered views about how acoustic guitars should be constructed.

No matter how hard they tried, Ovation’s repeated attempts to enter the solidbody electric area have failed. However, Ovation’s marketing failures do not mean it hasn’t made some pretty interesting – even innovative – electric guitars over the years, and these represent one of few areas in guitar collecting where you can find excellent, historically significant instruments, often at remarkably reasonable prices.

The round back guitar emerged around 1966 and Kaman’s company is now huge. Ovation Retail cost in year of release fan pages and examples Ovation guitar catalogs 1967 – 1997 & 1975

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