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mbanks850
Posted 2018-03-20 10:50 PM (#541741)
Subject: Help with identification and tuners


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I am trying to figure out what model ovation I have. The only sticker of any kind I can find on it is the serial number. 373xxx, so it looks like this is a 1988 model. It is a shallow bowl (~3"), super shallow maybe.

The reason I am tracking it down is a little bushing popped off the tuner so I figure I would start with model identification first. So I think I am going to try to replace the tuners

Here is a link to a picture of the tuners and a picture of the guitar itself.
https://imgur.com/a/DjgzL

Thanks for any help you can give.
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mbanks850
Posted 2018-03-20 11:06 PM (#541743 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners


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I have owned this guitar since around 1992, I purchased it from a friend in college. I am not sure how long he had it before college. So 1988 seems reasonable for its age, but reading some of the other pages it could be an import, so 1988 maybe off by a bit.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2018-03-20 11:13 PM (#541744 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners



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Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
First, your photos...
The tuners are "Ping" tuners.


The guitar looks like a Celebrity CC257 or CS257.


On the left is a Celebrity CC257:


On the right is a Celebrity CS257:


I hope that this is helpful.
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mbanks850
Posted 2018-03-21 6:00 AM (#541747 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners


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thank you. Looks like it is a CC257. The CS257 looks like it has different electronics. Mine has 1 box of electronics on the outside (3 sliders). The CS257 looks like it has 2 boxes on the outside (maybe one is a battery box). To change the battery on mine I open a round plate on the back of the guitar.

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mbanks850
Posted 2018-03-21 6:06 AM (#541748 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners


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Does anyone know of the specs on the tuners? Is there a current tuner that would be a drop in for these tuners?
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2018-03-21 10:45 AM (#541751 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners



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The one with two boxes at the preamp... One is the battery.

As to the tuner, they are PING, the same size as Grover.
Also others with the screw-hole at the six o'clock position.

If you would like, I can upgrade your membership so that you can post in other sections.
Only a few people can respond in the "Welcome Center".
Let me know.
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MWoody
Posted 2018-03-21 10:49 AM (#541752 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners



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Pings - just make sure the screw bracket placement is the same.
The back plate may end up saying Ping or Ovation depending.
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MWoody
Posted 2018-03-21 10:54 AM (#541753 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners



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Some suggestions:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/OVATION-Electric-Acoustic-Tuning-Pegs-Knob-...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ovation-Tuning-Pegs-Machines-Chrome-w-Black...

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mbanks850
Posted 2018-03-21 11:20 AM (#541754 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners


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Sure, I wouldnt mind an upgraded membership
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2018-03-21 11:31 AM (#541755 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners



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Ta-DA!

You are free to post in other sections.
(I recommend "General Posting")


Edited by Old Man Arthur 2018-03-21 11:32 AM
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alpep
Posted 2018-03-21 1:00 PM (#541757 - in reply to #541741)
Subject: Re: Help with identification and tuners


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Location: NJ
Go with schaller tunerd
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