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stellarjim
Posted 2019-01-14 5:12 PM (#546555)
Subject: Ovation UK II


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Hello fellow O Fans;
Anyone know anything about Ovation UK II electric guitars? I've been looking at a beautiful white one on Reverb but don't want to buy an electric that looks awesome but is really a stinker when it comes to tone.

Any knowledgeable opinions would certainly be welcome.
Thanks!

Jim
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FlySig
Posted 2019-01-14 5:28 PM (#546557 - in reply to #546555)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II



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Ask Damon. He seems to be addicted to them.
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2019-01-14 6:57 PM (#546558 - in reply to #546557)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II


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There are tons of OFC references in an archive search. Very highly regarded instrument.
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Beal
Posted 2019-01-14 8:14 PM (#546559 - in reply to #546555)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II



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Especially the white ones. Jump on it. They are great guitars, but what do I know, I just used to sell jet fuel.........
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2019-01-15 8:23 AM (#546568 - in reply to #546555)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II



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Very unique guitars. I’ll be selling mine in a tobacco burst finish in month or two here, but it isn’t white. Those are beautiful.
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2019-01-15 10:21 AM (#546573 - in reply to #546555)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II


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I'm surprised Damon doesn't own it. White may be the most rare of the UK2s. I got mine out the other day for the first time in a long time and thought one pickup wasn't working. I had forgotten it had two input jacks and I'd plugged it into the stereo jack. Pretty soon I'd spent an hour just making noise. They are incredible guitars.
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2019-01-15 10:43 AM (#546574 - in reply to #546555)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II



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There are three white models for sale on Reverb at the moment, but only one sunburst. Just sayin’.
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stellarjim
Posted 2019-01-15 9:01 PM (#546582 - in reply to #546555)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II


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Thanks guys. I just made an offer. I'll know shortly if I'm the proud new owner of a white UK II.
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stellarjim
Posted 2019-01-17 12:47 PM (#546616 - in reply to #546555)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II


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OK...I'm officially in the UK II club. Should have my new 40 yr old guitar in a week.
Anyone know what the little Slide Switches are for (located nest to each pickup)? Coil Taps???

Thanks.

Jim
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Damon67
Posted 2019-01-18 3:16 PM (#546638 - in reply to #546557)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II



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Mark in Boise - 2019-01-15 8:21 AM I'm surprised Damon doesn't own it

 

No need for a second white one.

And to the original poster's question, I've had literally hundreds of guitars pass through these doors and none have ever done for me what a UKII can. I've been playing them for 37 years now... damn I'm getting old

 

 

 



Edited by Damon67 2019-01-18 3:34 PM
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Damon67
Posted 2019-01-18 5:02 PM (#546641 - in reply to #546638)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II



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Here's a rather long improv, but a great one to show some luscious drippy UKII sound. I like the first 4 and last 4 minutes best...

 

My first youtube... Jeezus, 10 years ago? Sound quality isn't the best, but it shows the raw poer of a UKII. I'm doing this Ozzy tune with zero effects through a Carvin X100B. I do add some delay and overdrive for the solo. It's recorded with the mic on a laptop, so I apologize for the quality.

 

 

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Damon67
Posted 2019-01-18 5:16 PM (#546644 - in reply to #546641)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II



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And here's the white one... accompanied by a Magnum and an Elite LX

 

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Damon67
Posted 2019-01-18 6:17 PM (#546646 - in reply to #546616)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II



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stellarjim - 2019-01-17 10:47 AM OK...I'm officially in the UK II club. Should have my new 40 yr old guitar in a week. Anyone know what the little Slide Switches are for (located nest to each pickup)? Coil Taps??? Thanks. Jim

Series/Parallel

Flipped towards the bridge, it's a brighter sound, almost single coil-ish.

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Nancy
Posted 2019-01-19 9:48 AM (#546656 - in reply to #546644)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II



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CONGRATULATIONS Jim!!!

Damon, THANK YOU for posting the Adamas Woodtop UKII, I LOVE that one!!!

Edited by Nancy 2019-01-19 9:51 AM
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stellarjim
Posted 2019-01-24 9:50 PM (#546734 - in reply to #546555)
Subject: Re: Ovation UK II


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Wow. Thanks Damon and Nancy. I feel inspired now. Historically, I've been acoustic only but always loved electrics as well. Time to learn something new and it looks like my new UK II is going to be a great way to roll.
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