Ovation Collector Series 1985-1 Shallow Bowl - USED

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  • $1,339.00
  • Regular price $1,479.00


This Ovation Collector Series 1985-1 Shallow Bowl acoustic-electric guitar is brought to you by BCR Music & Sound, Central PA's premier guitar, amp, and pedal dealer! The photos in this listing are of the actual guitar listed for sale here in our store!

Beginning in 1982, Ovation issued a limited run of specially designed guitars every year that would be unique and feature the year of manufacture at the 12th fret inlay. This particular Collector Series1985-1 (Shallow Bowl) has been very well preserved for the 3 decades plus of play! Built with a Sitka Spruce top and Ovations Lyrachord body (super lightweight composite material) that handles the stage environment like no other acoustic can! Very feedback resistant and designed for the stage, this electrified pro-grade American-made acoustic guitar is engineered with the performer in mind. 

This previously owned Ovation 1985-1 Shallow Bowl is in Very Good condition. The frets show signs of use consistent with the guitars age, and show consistent flattening along the first 6 frets. The rosewood around that area of the fretboard shows some light depression from finger pressure consistent with the fret wear. The guitar plays effortlessly with nice action and no buzzing, frets may need more maintenance in the future but still have plenty of life left in them. The headstock has a small ding at the tip of the headstock that is not all the way through the finish, and not visible when front-facing the guitar. This damage has not endangered the structural integrity of the neck whatsoever. Some very light pick scratching is visible on the gloss top right where a pickguard would normally be consistent with normal play. The top of the guitar has one small ding under the right elbow play position that is not through the finish, and a few small nicks around the edges of the binding. Overall great shape, this guitar was very well kept by its previous owner - electronics are fully functional, the truss rod works great! Includes the original Ovation hard shell case (in Excellent condition) as well as the Ovation Certificate of Authenticity.

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