Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Ovation Deacon XII

Further to our Electric 12-string Fiesta last Wednesday, here is my own particular favourite and one that I would dearly love to own (I still regret being outbid on one of these by a measly couple of quid in the closing seconds of an eBay auction a couple of years ago).

It's an Ovation Deacon XII, this one dating from between 1973-75. The Deacon was a sister guitar to the Breadwinner and was essentially a more upmarket version of that guitar featuring a natural finish (which looks positively red on this particular example), bound neck, fancier "diamond" fretboard inlays, and pearloid buttons on the machine heads. Otherwise, pickups, electrics, etc, are all the same as on the Breadwinner.

Alas, for anyone interested in this example, the auction has already finished. Sorry about that, but I thought it was still worthy of a blog post being such a nice example of this guitar.

G L Wilson

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