Custom PF-22-12 string
TJR
Posted 2013-09-22 8:24 PM (#475288)
Subject: Custom PF-22-12 string



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For all of you to enjoy and ponder, are some old slide/film scanned pics of a Custom 12 string for Henry Paul.

Anyone have history on this one?

(BTW, This is a long overdue follow-up to the following archived thread.)

http://ovationfanclub.com/megabbs/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=973&po...

...Talbot











Edited by TJR 2013-09-22 8:26 PM
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Designzilla
Posted 2013-09-22 9:05 PM (#475294 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string


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Damn that's cool! I wonder where it's at now??!!!?

I believe the late great Big Dave Fiester of the Henry Paul band played a role in the creation of the PF-22.

Thanks for posting the pictures!


Edited by Designzilla 2013-09-22 9:07 PM
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2013-09-23 1:51 AM (#475297 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string


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Thank you TJR !! It's nice to see there are still "surprises" in the Ovation solid-body realm. If things are true to form, and very little is but a guy can dream... I suspect there is more than one of these out there. Maybe only two, but it seems they had a tendency to make at least two units when it came to one-offs of special guitars. While I have had the supposed only "wood topped" UKII, I suspect there might be another one out there. But who knows.. wishful thinking maybe.
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MWoody
Posted 2013-09-23 8:14 AM (#475306 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string



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Incredible!
Surprise indeed.
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2013-09-23 3:51 PM (#475316 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string


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Is it just me, or it that one of the few solid-body 12-strings (from anyone) that actually looks balanced? Such a shame the PF-22 never really made it to production, although with as many that have showed up over the years... I'm thinking saying it's not a production model may be a little bit of a misnomer. It was advertised or marketed, but it looks like what was supposed to be only 22 units, is now up to about 30 units I have seen.
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Jérôme
Posted 2013-09-23 3:59 PM (#475317 - in reply to #475316)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string



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Thanks TJR, that's for story like this one that I still visit the OFC as often as possible.
This guitar is incredible.
J:-)
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TJR
Posted 2013-09-23 8:41 PM (#475330 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: RE: Custom PF-22-12 string



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I'm glad to share some of this history, though I wish I could fill in the blanks a bit more on some of the items. I'm pretty sure that is Nick Mackin in the shots. He'd probably have some answers. I'll keep my eye out for any other memos or documents regarding this or other PF22's.

This one has the active pre-amp in place, mini humbuckers mounted in UKII surrounds. Certainly an interesting creation.

I may be wrong but the custom labeling certainly looks like the old school press type lettering ?

So, here's another batch of pics from the same 'photo shoot'.










Edited by TJR 2013-09-23 8:48 PM
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alpep
Posted 2013-09-24 2:58 PM (#475363 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string


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wow
I like this one
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2013-09-24 3:53 PM (#475367 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string


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Me too....
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Damon67
Posted 2013-09-24 11:18 PM (#475386 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string



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I've never really lusted after a 12 string electric.... until now.
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Beal
Posted 2021-07-21 8:50 AM (#555892 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string



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Only one wood top,UK2.
This is the only PF22, 12 string. Henry wishes he still had it
Yes, Fiester gave me the idea for the PF pickups from an old Fender Custom he was playing
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2021-10-10 10:00 PM (#556227 - in reply to #555892)
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Nice.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2021-10-11 10:50 AM (#556231 - in reply to #475288)
Subject: Re: Custom PF-22-12 string


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Fun when these old threads resurface......
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