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moody, p.i.
Posted 2020-09-16 4:45 PM (#552869)
Subject: Deep bowl Legends


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Ever notice that 80's-90's deep bowl Legends don't come up for sale very often and are hard to find?
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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2020-09-16 7:36 PM (#552871 - in reply to #552869)
Subject: Re: Deep bowl Legends



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I don't think the deep bowl legends are particularly hard to find,not as common as they once were but there's a few on feebay,GC dot com and one on reverb.Here's one with real cheap shipping https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ovation-1717-Legend-1991/143708489089?hash=... (just kiddingLOL) but this one would be a good deal with a little work https://www.ebay.com/itm/ovation-legend-1767/143725388244?hash=item2... and if you like the acoustic only models there's this one https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Ovation/1985-1117-Acoustic-Guitar....


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johngar
Posted 2020-09-17 10:30 AM (#552875 - in reply to #552869)
Subject: Re: Deep bowl Legends


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Cheap at half the price I think I’ll buy it just to save the shipping. ??
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falknerbrad
Posted 2020-09-17 11:18 AM (#552876 - in reply to #552869)
Subject: RE: Deep bowl Legends


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You're right Paul, it seems the 80s are more rare than the 70s, and the 90s certainly more rare than the 80s. I have '94 1117 in the Tobacco Burst (which is orangey-yellowish) and it's the only one I've ever seen like it.

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cholloway
Posted 2020-09-17 11:36 AM (#552877 - in reply to #552869)
Subject: Re: Deep bowl Legends


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Due to the "A" bracing, they just sound so damn good.
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falknerbrad
Posted 2020-09-17 12:25 PM (#552881 - in reply to #552877)
Subject: Re: Deep bowl Legends


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cholloway - 2020-09-17 11:36 AM

Due to the "A" bracing, they just sound so damn good.


Depends on the year, my '78 1117 has the much-maligned VT bracing which I think is actually a very nice and unique sound, but very little low end presence -- and very different from A braced Legends.

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moody, p.i.
Posted 2020-09-18 6:03 PM (#552886 - in reply to #552869)
Subject: Re: Deep bowl Legends


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Just hustled over to the guitar center listed above to look at the 1980's 1117. Gone. I'm not in a hurry. If the right guitar comes down the pike, I'll think about it. If not, well, I'm massively blessed to have the guitars I have. Maybe n early 80's Legend, or a mid 80's to early 90's with an OP24. Not in a hurry, just watching.......


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Cavalier
Posted 2020-09-18 9:51 PM (#552887 - in reply to #552869)
Subject: Re: Deep bowl Legends


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I have a 1117-4 who's serial number puts it at 85 though that seems to be a year without mention in the catalog. It still has the AAA top with super tight grain of the previous years but after this that only seems to show up on custom legends. Great guitar with that A brace full warm tone, great for jazz really. I got it at the low point of Ovation values a few years back Skipping the cutaways gives you a lot of bang for the buck with a bit more volume and tone
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Cavalier
Posted 2020-09-18 10:02 PM (#552888 - in reply to #552869)
Subject: Re: Deep bowl Legends


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I have a 1117-4 who's serial number puts it at 85 though that seems to be a year without mention in the catalog. It still has the AAA top with super tight grain of the previous years but after this that only seems to show up on custom legends. Great guitar with that A brace full warm tone, great for jazz really. I got it at the low point of Ovation values a few years back Skipping the cutaways gives you a lot of bang for the buck with a bit more volume and tone
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2020-09-19 9:52 PM (#552897 - in reply to #552869)
Subject: Re: Deep bowl Legends



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Here is Bob Weir playing a Legend back in 1982.

First watch Dave teach Jerry how to play "Proud Mary"...

The you will see Bob playing a Legend at 6:00 and 12:40.    Enjoy!

 

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