Ovation 1867 Legend, 1994, Near Mint!
The Legend series genuinely deserve their name, as these are some of the world’s very finest guitars, played and revered by many of the biggest names in the business. This particular model, the 1867 Legend, is favored by artists as diverse as Robert Fripp of King Crimson and Joan Armatrading. Another player is Arty White of Alicia Keys’ band, and here’s a LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpdG5Ph1hPA) to a superb piece, played by Steve Ball on a Black 1867 Legend, courtesy of youtube.
The absolutely killer Cherryburst finish makes for one of the most striking acoustic-electrics you’ll ever see, and with top-class appointments all the way, this is one of those guitars that players aspire to. Those top-class appointments? A premium AA-grade solid Sitka Spruce top; Walnut bridge with a compensated Tusq saddle, (the saddle and nut are both Tusq); stunning 5-piece Mahogany & Maple neck, (25-¼” scale); Ebony board with Ivory binding and inlaid Pearl diamond and dot markers; Schaller tuners; and inlaid oak-leaf sound-hole rosette.
The guitar’s electronics are an Ovation Thinline peizo under-saddle pickup, featuring individual pickup modules for each string. The pre-amp is the famous, super-quiet Ovation OP-24, with separate Bass, Mid, Treble and Volume controls, plus Battery Test and indicator LED). The OP-24 features six discrete amplifier circuits, with a full 12db cut/boost on each frequency control.
Fully hand built in the USA, (in New Hartford, Connecticut), the 1867 Legend has great sustain and good projection unplugged, but is an instrument that really comes alive when plugged in. There’s brilliant attack off the Ebony board, providing incredible detail in every note, allowing the guitar to encompass everything from country to blues, jazz to rock with absolute ease and style.
With its super-shallow bowl, the 1867 Legend hugs your body for effortless playing, and is going to make a superb addition to somebody’s live or studio collection. We mentioned above that the dark Cherryburst finish is absolutely stunning, but we really must mention it again. We were unable to get a set of photos that adequately captures the beauty of the Cherryburst – it almost takes your breath away when you open the case!
Before being discontinued, the last Australian list price for the 1867 Legend was $3300, and these days you’re not going to find another one of these famous instruments in such fine condition anywhere short of that, so here’s your chance to save over $1100 on a guitar that’s in such extra-fine condition, it comes very close to passing for brand new. Grab this beauty before it’s gone…
Ships in its original Ovation hard shell case
Price: AUD$2170.00 GST Included