This has been my go to acoustic guitar since I purchased it new in 1990 (ONE OWNER). It has been played frequently for 33 years. It still has its original electronics. The serial number dates this guitar's manufacture to 1989. This guitar sounds great unplugged and amplified through my Fender Acoustasonic; as well as recording well in the studio. It is great for strumming or finger-picking. It was repaired by a certified luthier a couple years ago after one of its braces finally pulled away from under the lower sound board, distal to the bridge. The resulting bulge cracked the finish. There remains a cosmetic crack (see photo) in the finish, but there remains no structural issues. The luthier stated he could strip all of the finish and reapply it, but I opted to just return the guitar to its structural integrity. I have replaced the worn-out, original hard case with a new genuine Ovation hard case five years ago, and will include this in the sale. As many have boasted before, the Ovation Legend's neck and action are like playing an electric guitar. The truth is, I am selling it now only because my round belly causes the full round back of this guitar to rotate up, torquing my wrist awkwardly while playing.

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Listed6 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
  • 1717 Legend
  • Natural
  • 1985 - 1997
Sides Material
  • Composite
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Back Material
  • Composite
Color Family
  • Natural
Number of Frets
  • 14

Dave's Music Gear Boutique

Presque Isle, MI, United States
Joined Reverb:2020

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