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Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?

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Ironwood
Posted 2016-10-12 8:13 AM (#529265)
Subject: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?


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Hi all...

I have a beautiful USA Glen Campbell with the serial number 8118. Foil label with the serial stamped on the inside neck heel. I can't find any info on when this guitar was made. Anyone have any info? Thanks!



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jay
Posted 2016-10-12 9:39 AM (#529269 - in reply to #529265)
Subject: RE: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?



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It seems logical to assume that by looking here that it is a 73  

000001-007000 = 1972 (May - Dec
020001-039000 = 1974

The silver foil label would also fall within this period of time. 

Additionally, if that is an 1127, that would fit production wise also.

Otherwise, I am not sure.

 

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Ironwood
Posted 2016-10-12 10:04 AM (#529270 - in reply to #529265)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?


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Thanks for the reply... The number is simply 8118 with no leading zeros. The model is 1127-4 on the foil label.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2016-10-13 3:01 AM (#529278 - in reply to #529265)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?



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According to the Serial Number guide 8118 would be in the 60's...
1000 - = 1967 (Nov)-1968 (July) Four digits in black ink, no letter prefix
10000 - = 1970 (Feb)-1972 (May) Five digits, no letter prefix

But that would not have a Silver Label.

It is possible that the Neck is from the 60's and it guitar went back to the MotheShip for work in the 70's and then it got that Silver Label.

Just Guessing.
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Standingovation
Posted 2016-10-13 8:34 AM (#529280 - in reply to #529265)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?



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1973
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bobfrith
Posted 2016-10-13 9:44 AM (#529282 - in reply to #529280)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?


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Ovation did not stamp the serial numbers in the neck block after 1971. The highest serial numbers with the number stamped in the neck block are in the 14,000+ range, as is the case with the Cat Stevens guitar. This feature ended when the silver foil labels appeared in late 1971 or early 1972.

So, there is only one possible answer to the question of dating this guitar. OMA is correct. This guitar was, undoubtedly, sent back to the factory for repair sometime during the foil label period, and the original paper label was replaced with the foil label. It was very common in the 1970's for the factory to replace labels when repairs were made due to missing or damaged labels.

A serial number of 8118 indicates that the guitar was produced in the period of late 1969 or early 1970.
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jay
Posted 2016-10-13 10:00 AM (#529283 - in reply to #529282)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?



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Man...Bob is like superman...always to the rescue.

And you get a little history lesson on top of it.

Who could ask for anything more!

And that is a great looking guitar.



Edited by jay 2016-10-13 10:05 AM
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Damon67
Posted 2016-10-13 10:52 AM (#529286 - in reply to #529265)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?



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whatever the year.. it's very nice
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bobfrith
Posted 2016-10-13 2:35 PM (#529292 - in reply to #529286)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?


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It's hard to tell from the photo, but if the headstock has a Brazilian rosewood overlay, instead of walnut, it would definitely date the guitar to 1969.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2016-10-13 7:50 PM (#529304 - in reply to #529265)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?


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1973. But I really hate to argee with Witko. But the guitar screams that year. 1969 would have had a 5 point braz bridge or, more likely, a winged bridge. The headstock looks like walnut, not darkened brazilian rosewood.

1973.

Edited by moody, p.i. 2016-10-13 7:53 PM
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Damon67
Posted 2016-10-13 8:09 PM (#529306 - in reply to #529265)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?



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Paul,

If it went in for work on the top during the foil table era, it woulda been retrofitted with the newer bridge.

We need a better picture of the headstock without glare.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2016-10-13 9:39 PM (#529310 - in reply to #529265)
Subject: Re: Can anyone tell me when my Glen Campbell was made?


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It looks just like a 1973. What you are saying is that it sure looks like a 69 that's been in the shop for a new label and a new bridge (maybe a new headstock veneer). OK, if you insist....
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