Ovation Standard Balladeer- Model 1111-4 Serial# 006335 Built late 1972<![if !vml]><![endif]>
Really nice condition 48 year old guitar with a nice original patina. There are various minor dings; surface scratches & 2 lacquer cracks. It's set up and ready to play with nice low action and no fret buzz. Serial number 006335 makes it a late 1972 model. Neck: V-shaped mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard & MoP dot inlays. Chrome Ovation tuners are in perfect working condition. 1-11/16" nut width; 25 1/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Solid spruce top with 8-ply binding & walnut bridge. Deep bowl Lyrachord back. This model didn't come with a pickup. Original Ovation embossed Hard Shell Case. When purchased in 1972 it has already had a very professionally done neck repair done, I was told, at the factory.
Soundboard of choice Sitka spruce, precisely graduated for maximum acoustic response. Five piece laminated neck, of Honduras mahogany and rock maple, reinforced internally by a fully adjustable metal tension rod. Flared, veneered peghead finished with walnut. Top quality ebony fingerboard. Nickel silver frets, precision honed to .003 tolerance. Genuine mother of pearl inlays. Bridge of walnut. Bonding with aircraft-type adhesives, stronger than the components they join. Hand-rubbed polyester finish, beautiful and highly flexible, yet exceptionally durable.
Specifications- Standard Balladeer
Overall length: 40-¾Ó
Width at lower bout: 15-¾Ó
Width at waist: 10-1/8Ó
Body depth 5-11/16Ó
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs
Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16Ó
Ovation X bracing
Neck Tension rod length: 15Ó
Number of frets: 20
Neck joins body at: 14th fret
Fret marker positions: 3,5,7,9,12,15
Tuning machines: patented chrome Kluson head with Ovation logo
Strings: medium gauge, wound bronze