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DetlefMichel
Posted 2017-08-30 12:31 PM (#537244)
Subject: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Location: Muenster/Germany

Sometimes strange things happen. I saw a small advertisement where someone sold an Ovation 2001 Collector´s guitar and mentioned that he had a couple of Ov.C. to sell. I sent an E-mail to him  and asked (casually) if he had an ´87 , too. Sure, he replied, and If I wanted to have a deep or shallow...I gulped and stuttered something about a deep bowl and he told me a very reasonable price....

(I thought I might have bought another "construction area", but I would have taken this guitar in any !  shape.)

3 days later I opened the packet and what I saw was a dusty,but obviously UNPLAYED ´87 Collector´s Ovation. The strings appeared to be the factory strings and I detected that the printed date on the battery was 04/87.

It is not good for a guitar if it lays untouched and in tune in the case for years. The neck may need a reset, but that´s only a small problem, I will decide that later. I will let the guitar get accustomed to the lighter strings and will see.

Little cleaning, tune up, and...WOOOW.

The guitar feels and sounds completely different to all of my Ovations, now I understand why this one is sought after by so many. Unbelievable!

 

A good day for an Ovation player.

 

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Mark in Boise
Posted 2017-08-30 12:46 PM (#537245 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find


Joined:
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Posts: 12514

Location: Boise, Idaho
Your pictures came across as "please update your account to allow 3rd party hosting". I hope that's directed to you, because I don't have an account and I want to see your pictures.
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stellarjim
Posted 2017-08-30 3:39 PM (#537248 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find


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Posts: 865

Location: Louisville, OH 44641
Very cool story Detlef. Would love to see some pictures!
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red-twins
Posted 2017-08-30 5:30 PM (#537250 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



Joined:
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Posts: 159

Location: Cologne/Germany
Detlef, how do you always manage to find those old Ovation beauties?!

A bit envious....

Grüße aus Köln, Georg
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dvd
Posted 2017-08-30 5:31 PM (#537251 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Posts: 1876

Location: Central Massachusetts
Yeah Photobucket no longer allows external links into their photos, so you can't use them to host pics you post here. Unless you pay them $$.

Congrats on the score!
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red-twins
Posted 2017-08-30 5:41 PM (#537252 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: CRe: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Location: Cologne/Germany
Was a bit curious, so I just put Ovation collectors 2001 in Google and there it was immediately... great Detlef, you read the ad carefully. And the seller within reach.... somehow just around the corner..... good for my wallet that you found it and not me....

Congrats! Let us have a glance at O's holy grail, please.

Edited by red-twins 2017-08-30 5:43 PM
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red-twins
Posted 2017-08-30 5:51 PM (#537253 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Location: Cologne/Germany
BTW, does anybody know, is there really a shallow body version of the 87C???
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2017-08-31 2:30 AM (#537254 - in reply to #537251)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Location: Muenster/Germany
dvd - 2017-08-31 12:31 AM

Yeah Photobucket no longer allows external links into their photos, so you can't use them to host pics you post here. Unless you pay them $$.

Congrats on the score!


...but I payed $$, it´s not a free account.
(Unfortunately I´m not allowed to use swear-words on U.S. internet accounts, but I must say I would really love to use some here)
I really don´t know what I did wrong this time. When I created the thread I could see the pics clearly.Why can´t anything in the computer world be functionable for at least one year? And if photobucket does not allow something they should at least give me a LITTLE HELP how to work with it, the payment link worked easily:-(
I must work so much and I neither have the time nor feel like working on "updates" (downdates??) more than for my money.

I tried it with the pics on dropbox before, spent hours to upload all and finally found that all this did not work.

I love to take pictures of guitars and I would really like to share but can someone get me little help?
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2017-08-31 2:52 AM (#537255 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: RE: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Location: Muenster/Germany
Ok I´ve just upgraded my PB account to royal status.
That´s the only idea I had.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2017-08-31 3:22 AM (#537256 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
You can just upload the file directly to this thread using the "Attach a file after posting" box.
Or you could upload the photo to the OFC Albums.
Or you could try one of THESE

Just trying to be helpful
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2017-08-31 5:00 AM (#537257 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: RE: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Location: Muenster/Germany

Watch the fine grain spruce top:

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marenostrum
Posted 2017-08-31 9:05 AM (#537259 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Posts: 977

Location: Tuscany, Italy
No Pics yet Michel.....but surely congratulation for a great find !!!
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2017-08-31 10:45 AM (#537260 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: RE: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Location: Muenster/Germany

next try

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Nancy
Posted 2017-08-31 11:09 AM (#537261 - in reply to #537260)
Subject: RE: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Posts: 1625

Location: Frozen Tundra of Minnesota
Here we go! It is GORGEOUS!!!



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Mark in Boise
Posted 2017-08-31 11:21 AM (#537262 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find


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Location: Boise, Idaho
Thanks for the pics. Very nice.
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d'ovation
Posted 2017-08-31 11:42 AM (#537263 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find


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Posts: 669

Location: Canada
Congrats that is very excellent looking guitar. Did you find it in Germany?
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2017-08-31 12:20 PM (#537264 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



Joined:
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Location: Muenster/Germany
That was the greatest surprise, I was looking for this for a long time, the last that I saw was in France, uncertain condition and the price beyond reason. The 87 C was in Germany.
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Lonnie
Posted 2017-08-31 12:36 PM (#537265 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Posts: 160

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Wow!, looks like new. Great find indeed!
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Love O Fair
Posted 2017-08-31 9:39 PM (#537266 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Posts: 459

Location: Spin axis of a California map
Looks like Nancy had the photo knack.. thanks, Nancy
Congratulations on a great find, Detlef! To know that it is "brand new" 30 years later is awesome in itself.
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Nancy
Posted 2017-09-04 12:55 PM (#537314 - in reply to #537266)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Posts: 1625

Location: Frozen Tundra of Minnesota
And Glamor Shots:





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jay
Posted 2017-09-04 7:27 PM (#537318 - in reply to #537244)
Subject: Re: I must tell you about this unbelievable find



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Posts: 1101

Location: Texas
Nancy...thanks for posting those. Truly one of the most beautiful guitars Ovation let out the doors. What a find.
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