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Glen Campbell's 1968 Custom Ovation 12 String

Post by jay » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:39 pm

Thanks to Paul and Wayne, it would appear that prior to Ovation customizing Glen's GC12 and prior to producing the Ovation Glen Campbell 12 string, Ovation customized a regular 12 string for Glen.

Ovation first introduced their 12 string in late 1967, the Ovation Balladeer 12 String (Credit: Dave Witco ). Its' most eye catching feature was a smaller sound hole, bordered by the soundboard and surrounded by an inlaid rosette.
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It appears that Ovation had customized a regular soundhole 12 string for Glen during this period.

The 68 picture of Glen by the pool reveals a glimpse of the Ovation 12 (which, btw, is the ONLY Ovation Glen is showing off by the pool).
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The full picture is located HERE

And thanks to Paul Moody, this picture, of Glen playing the custom 12, was in a souvenir picture book he had:
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Glen playing a custom 12 string in 68.
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