Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)
marcthemusician
Posted 2017-01-01 2:48 PM (#531628)
Subject: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)


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Hey everyone.

I'm looking to buy my 1st Ovation, as the post title suggests. After careful consideration, and determining that a new Adamas is waaay out of my price range, I decided to look here!

I've narrowed my search down: I want a 1970's Acoustic, preferably a Custom Balladeer, 1982 Collector's, or perhaps one of the Anniversary models, basically anything that is non-cutaway. I don't want to spend over $1000. I would hope this is doable!

I did mention Adamas in the ad as well. These, I'm not sure on the price range. They seem to be more desirable, and of course, I want one! I don't want a cutaway one, but if someone has one they are willing to let go, and hopefully for $2000 or less (Less is better for a college student), then perhaps you should inbox me, whynot?

Thanks all!

-Marc
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Todd G.
Posted 2017-01-01 3:21 PM (#531629 - in reply to #531628)
Subject: Re: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)


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If no one here offers on up, check Reverb. I've seen a couple of 1982 CE guitars on there, both within your budget and appear to be in very good condition. Here's one well within your budget:

https://reverb.com/item/3626890-1982-ovation-collectors-series-blueburst-first-year-of-collectors-138-original-case

Getting an Adamas at that budget will be especially tough.

Best of luck in your search!



Edited by Todd G. 2017-01-01 3:29 PM
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FlySig
Posted 2017-01-01 5:04 PM (#531632 - in reply to #531628)
Subject: Re: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)



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Check eBay regularly, or Reverb. Plenty of good playable Ovations show up in the under $400 range. Those may have finish cracks but not wood cracks, some dings and fret wear. For twice that price but still under $1000 you can find nice examples of those guitars. The finish cracks are purely cosmetic. Be sure the structure of the guitar is good and the neck doesn't need a reset.
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alberto
Posted 2017-01-02 1:58 PM (#531649 - in reply to #531628)
Subject: Re: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)



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My 2 cents: be patient and wait for a clean, good one. The 1982 is one of the best sounding and playing Ovations ever built, it's a Super-Legend with a super-tone. I had three 1982s searching for the cleanest, all of them sounded and played awesome. It's balanced, comfortable, great looking and friendly. If I had to choose if getting rid of it or of my 2008-5 I'd have to suffer. The 1982 is pure (blue) gold, from the original ad page on Guitar Player with a proud Beal showing it. Pure (blue) gold. Awesome guitar, serch the good one, you won't be disappointed.

Edited by alberto 2017-01-02 2:00 PM
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marcthemusician
Posted 2017-01-03 8:21 PM (#531676 - in reply to #531628)
Subject: Re: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)


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Thanks for the advice, friends! I think a 1982 is a good bet, and I've contacted John Budny to get an idea of what a refinish would be (Probably a good idea). I think I may have found what I'm gonna do, but I'll have to wait and see! I might still be able to get a new 50th Anniversary Folklore, but that'd be pushing it, and to be honest, I'd like to get a Deacon/Breadwinner as well.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2017-01-03 9:47 PM (#531681 - in reply to #531628)
Subject: Re: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)



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50th Anniversary Folklore... a mere $2400
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Mike S.
Posted 2017-01-04 12:13 AM (#531682 - in reply to #531681)
Subject: Re: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)



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Hey, marcthemusician,
Eastwood Guitars.com has a Breadwinner clone for a mere $799.00 CAN., and the case is about $85-$100.00 extra, depending on the particular Eastwood model it fits. Yes, I know. It's NOT a real Ovation. It's a clone. I'm not sure what your budget is for one of those, but it may possibly be more within your reach?
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON.,
CANADA
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marcthemusician
Posted 2017-01-04 1:31 AM (#531684 - in reply to #531628)
Subject: Re: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)


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Haha $2400 isn't chump change to the average Joe, and I'm a college student, which makes it worse :P

I saw the Eastwood Breadwinner clone, but I've heard things about Eastwoods; not that they're bad, mind you, but that they're a bit overpriced for what you're getting, which is a fairly well built Korean guitar with meh hardware. I've been that route before, and though it might be an option someday, for about $800 or so USD I think I can get a real deal Breadwinner!

Incidentally, I think I may have found my 1982... Stay tuned, folks.
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marcthemusician
Posted 2017-01-05 12:32 AM (#531716 - in reply to #531628)
Subject: Re: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)


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Found one! Purchased from Durdel's Music Shop in Toledo, Ohio. Paid $1200, mint condition. Maybe a bit too much, but I was willing to pay for mint condition. I'll post in General Posting once I get it (Next Tuesday, hopefully.)
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leonardmccoy
Posted 2017-01-06 4:29 PM (#531765 - in reply to #531628)
Subject: Re: Want to Buy 1st Ovation - 1982 Collector's, Anniversary, or Adamas (?)



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AFAIK alpep still has a 1982 for mere 750 bucks... http://www.lostartvintage.com/Categoryinfo.aspx?categoryid=10&categ...
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