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red-twins
Posted 2015-04-15 12:05 AM (#508864 - in reply to #508621)
Subject: RE: I heard from DRUM WORKS yesterday!



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Good idea....

Hopefully then I do not struggle again to post them.

When I wrote the post, the photo first was shown, later gone.

Anyway, I remember you did a post with how to do it, Nancy....   

But I know that I am not the only one who has/had difficulties, so there is good company.



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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2015-04-15 1:51 AM (#508867 - in reply to #508621)
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Okay... If anyone from DW is reading this...
PLEASE don't use that crappy FendrOvation logo.



Go with the tried-n-true Ovation logo... The one that lasted since the 1960's...


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hwebster
Posted 2015-04-15 4:00 AM (#508869 - in reply to #508621)
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+1 OMA
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Englishplayer
Posted 2015-04-15 7:24 AM (#508874 - in reply to #508621)
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Perhaps, add a USA under that logo?
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Designzilla
Posted 2015-04-15 8:11 AM (#508875 - in reply to #508621)
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Classic Logo with USA under it! That works! Or some slight modification that recognizes the best of Ovation, but still adds something so that anyone looking at the logo or headstock knows this is one of the new "next gen" Ovations.

Definitely not the "last gen" Fender logo. That's part of the past that needs to be swept under the rug!
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Nancy
Posted 2015-04-15 9:18 AM (#508877 - in reply to #508869)
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hwebster - 2015-04-15 4:00 AM

+1 OMA


Ditto!
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Patch
Posted 2015-04-15 9:33 AM (#508879 - in reply to #508621)
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This is one of the things I suggested to Bill Xavier in our phone conversation. Here's hoping....

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AstroDan
Posted 2015-04-15 10:20 AM (#508881 - in reply to #508867)
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arthurseery - 2015-04-15 1:51 AM Okay... If anyone from DW is reading this... PLEASE don't use that crappy FendrOvation logo. Go with the tried-n-true Ovation logo... The one that lasted since the 1960's...

 

I love the original too, but, this logo works, in person. Plays and sounds pretty good, too:

One of the last... I think

 

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d'ovation
Posted 2015-04-15 11:20 AM (#508882 - in reply to #508867)
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arthurseery - 2015-04-15 12:51 AM Okay... If anyone from DW is reading this... PLEASE don't use that crappy FendrOvation logo.  

Yeah, I actually almost bid on one of these fugly "protovations"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-Ovation-Proto-Series-Acoustic-Electric...

And there are still a few on Ebay, but I came to my sense and got a Guild Orpheum instead which I think represents the best of what they were doing in New Hartford toward the end.

 



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marenostrum
Posted 2015-04-15 11:20 AM (#508883 - in reply to #508621)
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I like the original logo. Ovation...it's the shape logo is nice too. The latest one is not ok at all........
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jbblunck
Posted 2015-04-15 11:48 AM (#508884 - in reply to #508621)
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The problem with all the derivative logos is that they ignore the branding and legacy of the original. The tag line in the one logo is superfluous (of course it's the shape, duh). But back to the original... economical, interesting, unique. It says "guitar". Not a misguided typography exercise that could be a logo for a hifi. Whatever.
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Nancy
Posted 2015-04-15 12:23 PM (#508885 - in reply to #508864)
Subject: RE: I heard from DRUM WORKS yesterday!



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red-twins - 2015-04-15 12:05 AM

Good idea....

Hopefully then I do not struggle again to post them.



If you have ANY problems posting pictures, I would be more than happy to post them for you!
Just email them to me @ naellis58@aol.com and I will create an album and post the pictures for you!!
That goes for anyone, I am more than happy to help, and we all love Pictures!!
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Nancy
Posted 2015-04-15 12:34 PM (#508887 - in reply to #508885)
Subject: RE: I heard from DRUM WORKS yesterday!



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From a selling standpoint, the new O logo is worthless - if you don't *know* Ovation, the O could stand for anything.

If you are at a concert, and you think the guitar sounds fabulous and want to look into one, Taylor says "Taylor", Martin says "Martin", Guild says "Guild", etc - you know what to go look for!

The new O logo could stand for anything if you don't know about Ovation, whereas the old logo says "Ovation" inside a guitar shaped like an Ovation. The font could be updated for the letters, that would be a recognizable visual to us to say it is the "New Ovations", but keep the guitar with the O-vation in it.

Logo's are a very important part of branding, and getting people to recognize your Product instantly. Most people recognize products and companies by their Logo - think Bobcat, 3M, all of the BIG Corporations have a very distinct logo.



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red-twins
Posted 2015-04-15 2:41 PM (#508888 - in reply to #508621)
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Nancy, got pics included to my very first posts, it was easy then. We will see. Thanks for the offer!

 

Georg

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Nancy
Posted 2015-04-15 3:32 PM (#508890 - in reply to #508888)
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red-twins - 2015-04-15 2:41 PM

Nancy, got pics included to my very first posts, it was easy then. We will see. Thanks for the offer!

 

Georg



Way To Go Georg!!!!!!
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arumako
Posted 2015-04-16 7:34 AM (#508897 - in reply to #508621)
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I like the older logo as well. I agree about the most recent logo. No character at all...as a matter of fact, it looks like the sound hole of the Kramer Ferrington that I'm working on in the BFLG. IMHO the Ovation headstock is so unique, if they stay with the headstock design (fingers crossed, here), you may not even need a logo on the headstock (not including Adamas). Might sound weird, but I always kind of thought a nice simple inlay on the distinctive original headstock with no logo and a nice label in the bowl was enough for the O. On the other hand, if they change the headstock design on the Asian models to a more standard look, that might provide some point of manufacture distinction. It'll be interesting to see how DW proceeds with the brand, but it sure sounds like things are headed in the right direction...

...looking forward to hearing more about the "German NAMM" show from red-twins!

Edited by arumako 2015-04-16 7:41 AM
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muzza
Posted 2015-04-16 9:08 AM (#508901 - in reply to #508621)
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I dunno... The new headstock is growing on me. No 'ears' to break off. 

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Slipkid
Posted 2015-04-16 9:23 AM (#508904 - in reply to #508621)
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HERETIC!!!
BLASPHAMY!!!
BURN THE WITCH!!!

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SOBeach
Posted 2015-04-16 10:07 AM (#508906 - in reply to #508901)
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muzza -  No 'ears' to break off. 

Meh, careless players will end up busting the tip off that one too.

IMHO, the original headstocks are just as iconic to the brand as the lyrachord bowls, the oak leaf eppies and roesettes, and the pin-less bridges.

The headstock shape, logo design, etc. aren't what need revision ...effective promotion, product accessibility, and brand building management are.   

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Nancy
Posted 2015-04-16 10:54 AM (#508908 - in reply to #508906)
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SOBeach - 2015-04-16 10:07 AM

muzza -  No 'ears' to break off. 

Meh, careless players will end up busting the tip off that one too.

IMHO, the original headstocks are just as iconic to the brand as the lyrachord bowls, the oak leaf eppies and roesettes, and the pin-less bridges.

The headstock shape, logo design, etc. aren't what need revision ...effective promotion, product accessibility, and brand building management are.   



+1
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Nancy
Posted 2015-04-16 10:56 AM (#508909 - in reply to #508904)
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Brad Durasa - 2015-04-16 9:23 AM

HERETIC!!!
BLASPHAMY!!!
BURN THE WITCH!!!


Slipkid, PLEASE preface your posts with "DEPENDS WARNING"
My poor keyboard cannot stand anymore Mt Dew being spewed all over it, although the bubbles in my nose do tickle! A simple warning would be much appreciated! LOL!!!!
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fillhixx
Posted 2015-04-16 2:02 PM (#508913 - in reply to #508621)
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Nice to see the patient is still breathing. I think there's a place for Ovation guitars in the market.

 

i'm not sure the market for guitars will ever be as big as it was in the 60s-80s.....it's just not that big a piece of the culture any more. Ukulele players have as much credibility as a good guitar player now.

 

Took my Legend into a guitar shop to play it through a Fishman recently. Will be buying one soon. The tech/salesman was a buddy from 'way back, asked to play my Ovation as he hadn't seen it since I brought it to gigs in an old band 30 years ago. He took a long time giving it back, after I was done twiddling knobs on the Fishman while he played.



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red-twins
Posted 2015-04-16 3:35 PM (#508919 - in reply to #508621)
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Hi everybody,

been there today, at Frankfurt Music Fair.

Eight Ovation guitars (well, six, plus an Adamas and a Celebrity) were shown. There was one guy working on the stand, where they showed another brand as well.

He told me that the German company named GEWA is not only Ovation's new distributor for Germany, but for all Europe.

Also he said, they are still sorting things out which they took over from Fender. As for example very few Adamas guitars, which they actually do not sell!

He was confident that it should soon be able to get spare parts ( I bought two pickups last year, then tried to get another two, just to be safe, but that was when the deal was already going and Fender refused to sell them...).

They had no catalogues, leaflets etc. on the place, and he said it was decided only at short hand to show Ovations on the fair.

What GEWA did, they reserved space on the "Acoustic stage" in Hall 3, where a guy called Oliver Hartmann performed on two AX-Ovations (6string Legend and 12string Elite). He and/or a guy named Giovanni Hidalgo (percussion) will perform on Friday, 4.30 p.m. and Saturday, 11.00 a.m. as well for them.

 

Well, that's it, I guess.

By the way, it seems as if Gibson owns a lot of firms.... they showed not only Epiphone, but e.g. Tascam, Steinberger and.... Kramer.

 

See the pictures in the album here:

http://www.ovationfanclub.com/megabbs/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumid=1218

 

I am sorry they are not good, just made with my mobile phone, but they give an idea at least...

 

Georg

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red-twins
Posted 2015-04-16 3:53 PM (#508920 - in reply to #508913)
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fillhixx - 2015-04-16 9:02 PM

Took my Legend into a guitar shop to play it through a Fishman recently. Will be buying one soon.

 

Fillhixx, which Amp did you decide to buy? Just asking 'cause I am interested in them for quite some time... Saw all of them on the Music fair at Frankfurt today again.  Unfortunately, prices went up on them here recently +30%....

 

Georg,

red-twins

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Nancy
Posted 2015-04-16 3:59 PM (#508921 - in reply to #508919)
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Great Pictures!!! Thank You very much Georg for letting us know, and taking pictures to share!!!

At least they were represented, and out there!!! That is a good sign!
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