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cjdoors
Posted 2020-11-16 5:17 PM (#554263)
Subject: Wanted - bling


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Location: SoCal
Long time lurker, first time poster. I have a couple ovations and my son who is a far superior player has recently expressed interest in one of his own. In particular, he eyes my 1993 5869 5p Custom Legend. It ticks all his boxes with black finish (even the black pearl finish of the 5p) the abalone bound body, fingerboard, and ring, carved bridge and gold hardware. Bottom line, he loves the bling - of course it plays really well to but he has a few of guitars that play well and the sound is great.

To that end, it would seem I have a few options in finding him one he likes as well and more options with trade offs. There are a couple Di Meola's on reverb; a 1999 and 2008. Any construction or major differences in those two other than some of the cosmetic (the '99 has a larger more decorative ring). They don't have the abalone fingerboard but that's about it.

I've been keeping an eye out for any Nakao's but yet to see any. Leads are appreciated, lol.

I gather some of the collector series had abalone fingerboards, etc.

Any other suggestions are welcome. Doesn't have to be a center sound hole but a cutaway is probably a must for him.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2020-11-16 8:02 PM (#554268 - in reply to #554263)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling


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87C.....
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cjdoors
Posted 2020-11-16 8:28 PM (#554269 - in reply to #554268)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling


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I like that a lot. Thanks. Anyone want to part with their black one, lol. I’ll pay up for the right condition. I like the one off burst too.

Edited by cjdoors 2020-11-16 8:43 PM
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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2020-11-16 10:51 PM (#554270 - in reply to #554263)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling



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The number of models with the abalone around the fingerboard is limited,besides the 87C there is the "book elite" and the Nakoa series,there may be some special order guitars with that added bling on them to,the production model Custom Legend and Custom Elite have pretty nice inlay work and great tops and tone and while not easy to find at least had greater production numbers.
The main difference between the early Al DiMeola and the 1769ADII is the second generation uses the newer lyrachord GS bowl which is lighter and more resonant,the 1769ADII also has the newer OP Pro preamp,with the inlaid rosette.
Most of the guitars we are talking about are deep bowls are I think your 5869 was a mid-bowl not sure how much that matters to you,personally I'm a huge deep bowl fan I just wanted to mention it.
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cjdoors
Posted 2020-11-17 4:21 PM (#554279 - in reply to #554270)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling


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Thanks 2WDrummer, I actually like the deep bowl myself too - in this case any depth will do. And thank you for the summary - spot on. Its a bit of a treasure hunt and finding the right person at the right moment of weakness (lmao) who wants to sell it. The hunt continues...

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falknerbrad
Posted 2020-11-18 9:02 PM (#554302 - in reply to #554263)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling


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Don't know if anybody is in the LA area, but if you're looking for bling and rarity, I just came across this.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/d/irvine-ovation-custom-lege...
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cjdoors
Posted 2020-11-19 2:36 PM (#554309 - in reply to #554302)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling


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That’s the one for me and I’m in LA. On it! Thank you!!!
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falknerbrad
Posted 2020-11-19 5:38 PM (#554312 - in reply to #554263)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling


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Well, if that wasn't meant to be...and my pleasure! Hope you'll upload some photos once in your possession.
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cjdoors
Posted 2020-11-19 7:11 PM (#554315 - in reply to #554312)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling


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Sold! Mission accomplished. That is about the craziest thing ever for a model with only 150 made. Now do I keep this one (better shape) and give him mine Probably we’ll just keep mine out to play since it’s all set up and keep this this one in a safe place... You guys are the best!



Edited by cjdoors 2020-11-19 7:12 PM
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cjdoors
Posted 2020-11-19 7:13 PM (#554316 - in reply to #554263)
Subject: RE: Wanted - bling


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Photos from listing. More later when I can sneak them. I have to keep this a secret until Christmas!

Edited by cjdoors 2020-11-19 7:17 PM




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Acrocat
Posted 2020-11-20 5:54 PM (#554323 - in reply to #554263)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling


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Huge congratulations!!! I'm a self confessed bling floozy. What a great find!!! Brad you were the finder... Well done! This is going to be an awesome Christmas present!!
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falknerbrad
Posted 2020-11-21 4:59 PM (#554329 - in reply to #554263)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling


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Location: Oklahoma City
Fortunately, I only charge 25% finders commission.
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arumako
Posted 2020-11-22 5:18 AM (#554332 - in reply to #554263)
Subject: Re: Wanted - bling



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Congratulations cjdoors! And a great assist to falknerbrad! That looks really similar to the Al Di Meola model. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm. Since I'm on the other side of the Pacific, your secret is safe with me... Lol!
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