Prior to buying this guitar, I never really had any intention of buying an acoustic guitar. While I had toyed around with the idea, and thought it’d be nice to have one, I never really thought seriously about buying one.

One fine day, while tinkering around in Hames Music (I believe I was having my Strat set up), I wandered into the acoustic guitar section. I happened to look up and see this beautiful acoustic guitar.

This is another example of that mystical moment when a musician meets a guitar. I’ve joked around that, if the guitar could have talked, it would have said “Hey. Where’ve you been? I want to go home”.

I took it down and played it. And I knew right away that I’d be buying it. I laid away the guitar and, when I had paid it off, fulfilled my part of the bargain that saw it going home with me.

This guitar is by no means one of the best that Ovation makes.But it’s a great example of how, even among cheaper guitars, one can occasionally come across one that is incredibly sweet.

* According the serial number, this guitar was manufactured in 1981. But I bought it brand-new in a music store in 1992. So either the serial number on the guitar is wrong, or this guitar has a more interesting history than I know of.

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Ovation Ultra Body Ovation Ultra Headstock

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Completed:
1981*
Purchased:
Mar 1992
Body Wood:
Unknown
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Manufacturer:
Model:
Ultra
Purchased:
Hames Music
Gaffney,SC
Price:
$570
Strings:
Rotosound
Phosphor Bronze
JK12 / .12-54

“I know how to get there;
all I have to do is keep playing.”

– Jimmy Page