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80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!

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Acrocat
Posted 2020-07-26 10:54 PM (#552597)
Subject: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Location: Sydney, Australia
Hi fellow Ovation friends. (Admin I'm not sure if I am allowed to post a "wanted' Ovation so please forgive me - I cannot find what I want.) I'm looking for "the one that got away" - my 1983 Custom Legend Cutaway. I think it was a 1669. I want one in mint or near mint condition. Mine had the tone/volume control on top of the body (not near the neck). Due to illness time is not on my side so I'm asking members of the Ovation Fan Club.

I am in Sydney Australia but will pay the crazy postage costs charged by FedEx as well as duty, GST and quarantine on my side. My original was black, with the carved bridge. I have a 2011 USA Custom Legend Cutaway as new, but it's not like my original one. I believe the sound I loved so much about it was due to the A bracing. Any color would be fine, it must however be in good condition. I have a mint 2006 Limited Edition Glen Campbell 12-string slot-head - no 43. It has the same style tuners as the Custom Legend Cutaway which I could suggest as a trade or part thereof but the trader would need to pay shipping from Australia. The good news is that te Aussie dollar is currently buying US$0.70 So anyone in the USA would have the exchange rate advantage.

I can be contacted via email for photos of the Glen Campbell 12-string if you are interested but please find me my 1669 Custom Legend Cutaway. Help!!!

Stacey


"I write my own songs so that I don't stuff up anyone else's" - Paul Williams

I'm not listing my guitar collection below - it's a fairly long list!!!

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nerdydave
Posted 2020-07-26 11:22 PM (#552598 - in reply to #552597)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Location: Always beautiful canyon country of Utah
Sorry about your illness. All gets poignant toward the end!
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Acrocat
Posted 2020-07-27 8:18 PM (#552605 - in reply to #552598)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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You are so right about that. But there are so many who have it worse. I was embarrassed to say anything but in reality I can't wait for years to find one, so I risked it. Thank you for your kind comment.
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elginacres
Posted 2020-07-29 9:08 PM (#552611 - in reply to #552597)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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AJ - are you around - any chance you or your mates can help this person out?
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Acrocat
Posted 2020-07-30 11:19 PM (#552614 - in reply to #552611)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Location: Sydney, Australia
Thanks so much - any thoughts or contacts are so appreciated.
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Acrocat
Posted 2020-07-30 11:27 PM (#552616 - in reply to #552597)
Subject: RE: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Apologies... Just to confirm. The limited edition Glen Campbell 12-string part trade was a thought. I'm more than happy, however to pay for the guitar - no trade, if anyone would like to sell outright. I was able to buy a gorgeous Custom Legend (1985), from a great friend. It's beautiful, sounds and feels fantastic. I'm keen however to find a Cutaway like I had - 1983, 1669, CLC, and I would be over the moon.
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richardd
Posted 2020-08-08 4:47 PM (#552683 - in reply to #552597)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Acrocat , I sent you a PM
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Acrocat
Posted 2020-08-10 3:44 AM (#552690 - in reply to #552683)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Location: Sydney, Australia
Thank you - I replied. Many thanks for the interest. I don't believe it's your guitar that I bought but there is one for sale in the Ovation Fan Club. It certainly looks like mine. Good luck ... I know all about the heartbreak of the one that got away...
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Acrocat
Posted 2020-08-11 12:24 AM (#552693 - in reply to #552597)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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I would like to update my post. I think the closest I am going to get to my 1983 Custom Legend Cutaway that is more likely to be in mint condition is the Al Di Meola Signature Custom Legend Cutaway. So if anyone wants to sell one please email me. All the best - stay safe wherever you are.
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elginacres
Posted 2020-08-19 2:45 PM (#552735 - in reply to #552597)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Acrocat: Here is an option, not sure if you have seen it: https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=ovation%20al%20dimeola

I also could part with my 50th anniversary Legend - it is a cutaway - A Bracing...stellar instrument...not from the 80s though...just pm me if interested.
M
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Acrocat
Posted 2020-08-26 7:13 PM (#552760 - in reply to #552735)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Location: Sydney, Australia
Hello! Yes I've seen it - thanks. Thank you for your suggestion about your 50th Anniversary Legend. This may be a silly question: is it a Custom Legend Cutaway and is it black? There are a few for sale currently - none that are black. Also there are 2 Al DiMeola's supposedly coming from the Custom Shop, except I can't get the shop to answer my email. I'm sure they won't be cheap - especially with exchange rate, postage, taxes etc so I will keep looking for a 2nd hand one, or give up the search. They come up for sale in shops in the USA (like Guitar Centre) who wont post to Australia. Not sure why - I'm the one paying!! So I may end this search. If you would like to discuss your 50th please DM me - sorry about the picky for a black one part. I'm trying to replace one on my album covers - a black one, so colour is important to me. Many thanks.
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Acrocat
Posted 2020-08-26 8:14 PM (#552761 - in reply to #552735)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Location: Sydney, Australia
Hello! Yes I've seen it - thanks. Thank you for your suggestion about your 50th Anniversary Legend. This may be a silly question: is it a Custom Legend Cutaway and is it black? There are a few for sale currently - none that are black. Also there are 2 Al DiMeola's supposedly coming from the Custom Shop, except I can't get the shop to answer my email. I'm sure they won't be cheap - especially with exchange rate, postage, taxes etc so I will keep looking for a 2nd hand one, or give up the search. They come up for sale in shops in the USA (like Guitar Centre) who wont post to Australia. Not sure why - I'm the one paying!! So I may end this search. If you would like to discuss your 50th please DM me - sorry about the picky for a black one part. I'm trying to replace one on my album covers - a black one, so colour is important to me. Many thanks.
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Jimmer
Posted 2020-08-28 4:50 PM (#552762 - in reply to #552761)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Hey Stacey we seem to have similar tastes.

My first guitar was a 1657-7 Custom Legend (no cutaway).
http://www.ovationfanclub.com/megabbs/photos/get-photo.asp?photoid=...

But I didn't let it go too far away. I gave it to my daughter so I have visitation rites.

I'll keep my eye open for a cutaway for ya.

Hope you're hanging in there all right.

Jim
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Acrocat
Posted 2020-08-30 6:24 PM (#552774 - in reply to #552762)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Location: Sydney, Australia
Hello Jim

So nice to hear from you. I'm whispering here as I don't want 'Ol Blue' to hear that I'm looking for my first 1669 Custom Legend Cutaway. I'm impressed that you had the forward-thinking to retain visitation rights!!! ?? I saw your photo - truly gorgeous.

Things are a bit rough on the health front so I'm trying to find my old girl, or something like her, as memory value. My 1669 was bought from Manny's in New York in (I think) 1983, and is all over my record covers. My parents visited New York and were given strict instructions plus my hard-earned gig money to buy it and bring it home for me (then it was South Africa). Isn't there always one guitar that one regrets selling?

I hope things are well with you. I may have to cough up for a new Al DiMeola - the Custom Shop is still making them but as it's more for the memory value, it may be a bit much after all costs, taxes etc. It's so nice to see you on here - it's coming up to 2 years since Ol Blue moved to Australia. And he/she is very much loved!

Take care, Jim. All the best, Stacey
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Jimmer
Posted 2020-09-17 4:19 PM (#552883 - in reply to #552597)
Subject: Re: 80's Custom Legend Cutaway wanted!


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Posts: 146

Hi Stacey

Glad to hear ole Blue is doing well. If you ever wants some beauty pics of her I still have some posted in the Gallery:
http://www.ovationfanclub.com/megabbs/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?a...

I gave my daughter the choice of the Ovation Legend or I'd buy her something new of similar value. She didn't hesitate and took the Ovation. She's got a keen eye and the neck fits her hand better than mine. I went out and drowned my sorrows in a Martin HD-28 so it wasn't so bad.

I'm down to one Ovation at the moment. I bought one of the 50th Anniversary Elites with the cutaway. It's Black with Gold epaulets.

For my guitar lessons I'm learning classical pieces so I mostly have been playing my lil Manuel Rodriguez with a pickup and cutaway. It has a cedar top and babinga wood sides and back. It's a lovely sounding guitar. My lessons are all zoom of course.

Hope you're finding time to play in these crazy times.

Take care

Jim
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