The reason I am unsure about my Ovations is I bought them used and there is some doubt about what models they actually are. I bought one that was listed on the inside label as a Standard Elite 2788AX. The Ovation official site help desk said there was no such model. I took a photo of the inside label and, when enlarging it, I could see that the first "8" appeared to be fake pasted over a different number. The serial number is K10102013. Being a Korean built example it could be a number they assigned. The Ovation people suggested it might be a 2778 model. All of that model I could find had two epaulets and mine has one, so I am still in doubt.
The other had no label at all and a serial number that is impossible, C10040791. Some sources suggest it might be a Celebrity CC24. It does appear very similar. but I don't know. If anyone has ideas, I will be happy to hear them.
On a positive note, they both play wonderfully. The CC24 (for now until I hear differently) is at a luthier's this week because there is a problem with the 3rd fret causing the G string to buzz when fretted at the 2nd fret. This does not appear with any other string at any other fret. They both tune the same at the 12th fret and with an open string. The necks are straight and I am delighted with them no matter what models they turn out to be. This weekend I'll be making my first public performance with the Standard Elite, so I am very confident about playing it.
Yes, my avatar is with my Fender. When I get a good pic with an Ovation, I'll change that,
Last Edit: Oct 2, 2017 15:29:05 GMT -5 by jimsmith: Add photo of all
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Hi Jim and a big welcome to the cabin, pull up a chair by the fire. Can't really help with the Ovasion models, but the Amadios (think that's how you spell it) looks very tasty. Good luck and enjoy the public performance, and let us all know how it went. 😀
Post by Greg Ballantyne on Sept 29, 2017 8:40:41 GMT -5
jimsmith , Welcome to the Cabin! I've been thinking about getting back into playing for audiences more, since I just retired yesterday. I've done that sort of thing before, but not routinely. One of my retirement goals is to spend more time making music, with the aim of maintaining and building a large performance ready set of material. I don't really have far to go for that, just a lot of "polishing up".
Like Derick I'm not that familiar with Ovations - but there are others here (I'm thinking modernsaint ) that have several, and play them in public performances routinely.
Now that I've tagged him maybe he'll weigh in.....
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Post by modernsaint on Sept 30, 2017 14:30:29 GMT -5
Welcome jimsmith, and as Greg Ballantyne, mentioned, I am an Ovation user. I own 5 Ovations of which only one I bought brand new. It is the one in my Avatar and my main guitar for acoustic shows. As for finding information about Ovation guitars, you have already used one of main ones which has the serial numbers and can clue you into the model number.