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Chuck27
Posted 2021-12-05 6:58 PM (#556528)
Subject: 1967 1968 BALLADEERS


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I have 2 ovation balladeers, I purchased at an antique shop. Both have large holes cut in the bowls.one is a 12 string shiny bowl balladeer serial #2347. 1967 -68. The other is a Deluxe balladeer serial# B365. 1968-69. I was wondering if anyone knows why the holes? These holes are much larger than the holes made for ovation electronics access. My thoughts are that these might have been seconds at the factory, and discarded. DOES ANYONE KNOW ANY INFORMATION. .I am a new member to this forum, and would like to post pictures of them, and maybe sell them.I haven't figured out how to do that yet.Thanks
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2021-12-05 8:56 PM (#556530 - in reply to #556528)
Subject: Re: 1967 1968 BALLADEERS



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It is possible that those were made to display the bracing and such in the innards.
I know that I have seen such guitars. I cannot remember where.
I have not seen your guitars, so I am just guessing.

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alpep
Posted 2021-12-06 3:02 PM (#556534 - in reply to #556528)
Subject: Re: 1967 1968 BALLADEERS


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they were used to change braces to experiment on the tops and the sound.
I have had several like that
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Chuck27
Posted 2021-12-07 4:37 AM (#556542 - in reply to #556530)
Subject: Re: 1967 1968 BALLADEERS


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THANKS for the info, on the Balladeer holes.
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Chuck27
Posted 2021-12-07 4:41 AM (#556543 - in reply to #556534)
Subject: Re: 1967 1968 BALLADEERS


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Thanks for the info.
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