A few years ago, someone asked me the history of my guitar. I said I did not know, since I bought it for a hundred bucks off a friend of my son’s back over 20 years ago and it seemed well worn, no, I mean well played then. He got my interest up and at that time I did some research.
It is an Ovation, the model number is 1132-4 and the serial number is 064979. That is what I found on the guitar. So I will tell you what I found. First, I will list the numbers in the model number (1132-4) and tell you what each means:
1 - - The first digit is always a 1.
1 - - Acoustic Round Backs
3 - - Elite deep bowl
2 - - Deluxe Baladeer
4 - - Natural Color
The serial number (064979) places the manufacture date between Nov 1967 and July 1968.
Wow, it was made back just before Glen Campbell’s goodtime hour TV show where he made Ovation guitars famous. I enjoyed that show a lot. I wish my Ovation could talk and tell me who all owned it and who all played it and where all it has been. I guess I would just settle for it sounding good when I play it. Now that would be more a miracle than its talking!! I really like it and will never get rid of it. It holds a lot of memories, a lot of which are of my departed son.
You all have a good day now, you hear? I am hoping that today will be the last day over 100 for awhile. But who knows.