Made in cooperation with his family, the acoustic/electric guitar is a recreation of the country music legend’s iconic ‘1771’ model
Ovation Guitars has announced the release of the Glen Campbell Signature Model acoustic/electric guitar. Working in cooperation with the Campbell Family, Ovation has hand-crafted a precise recreation of Campbell’s iconic ‘1771’ model guitar with a AA solid Sitka spruce top, five-piece mahogany/maple neck with ebony fingerboard and walnut bridge, and a center sound hole design with inlaid maple leaf rosettes.
In addition, the fretboard is adorned with classic diamond inlays and a mother of pearl Glen Campbell signature. Handcrafted in Ovation’s Custom Shop located in New Hartford, Connecticut, the Glen Campbell Signature Model features 70s vintage-style electronics to recreate the identical guitar tone of Campbell’s original six-string. The guitar comes in a 9158-0 deluxe molded case and is available in a choice of hand-sprayed natural or sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer.
In 1969, Glen Campbell became one of the first-ever Ovation Guitars endorsers and via his nationally syndicated television program, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” he brought an Ovation guitar directly into millions of Americans households on a weekly basis. Over the next four decades, Ovation worked closely with the multi-Grammy Award-winner and Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee to create many of his iconic guitars. In fact, it was Campbell’s desire to be more mobile on stage which inspired the development of Ovation’s acoustic/electric piezo pick-up system. “I didn’t like having the mic in front of the camera,” said Campbell in an interview. “I kept pressing Ovation to come up with a solution.”
In addition to the USA-made models, Ovation will also offer high-quality, mid-priced models that will be offered in cutaway and non-cutaway. For more information, visit ovationguitars.com