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45flint
Posted 2003-12-20 10:23 PM (#199128)
Subject: 97 Collectors


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Location: Wooster, Ohio
Have a chance to buy a 97 collectors that is said to me mint for $550. I have always liked the look of that parlor model. I think that is a reasonable price?
Thanks.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2003-12-20 10:28 PM (#199129 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors


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Location: SoCal
Yup.
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Standingovation
Posted 2003-12-21 5:10 AM (#199130 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors



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Location: Phoenix AZ
Price sounds right. This is my favorite of all the collectors series. Sounds nice for such a small body. I've had problems with the TS electronics (basically it just sucks), so I just play it as as acoustic. Dave

PS - And the case is THE nicest case that Ovation has ever put out.
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Paul Blanchard
Posted 2003-12-21 6:41 AM (#199131 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors



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Location: Minden, Nebraska
I agree. The '97 Collectors' is beautifully voiced acoustically. The electronics are basically pre-EQ'd, so all you can control is volume.

This model came in two different neck widths at the nut, so make sure you are getting the width you want.

Yes, the case is superb.
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45flint
Posted 2003-12-25 11:36 AM (#199132 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors


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Thanks for your encouragement and wisdom. I figured I needed a Christmas present for myself so I bought it and it is on its way. This board gives you so much information on ovation guitars that it makes it much easier to take a stab at those dreams as they fly by on ebay. Special thanks are in order to the wife who only yelled briefly.
Steve
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Paul Blanchard
Posted 2003-12-25 12:15 PM (#199133 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors



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We look forward to your report.

I have also found that buying my new bride diamonds for Christmas lessens the issues related to the guitars I buy.
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peterbright
Posted 2003-12-25 3:25 PM (#199134 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors


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Location: On the beach in Southwest Florida
Diamonds work every time!
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Bailey
Posted 2003-12-26 2:02 AM (#199135 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors


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Location: Las Cruces, NM
Diamonds??

I bought my wife diamonds in the form of fretboard inlays that she could look at any time she wanted.

Diamonds???

Why am I still sleeping in an unheated doghouse 10 years later? I know, diamonds are forever!!
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mikey2
Posted 2003-12-26 3:01 AM (#199136 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors


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Bailey, even CZ's will get heat in the doghouse or at least electric for the amp!!!!!!
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Paul Blanchard
Posted 2003-12-26 9:59 AM (#199137 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors



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The correlation is that sparkly diamonds make the fretboard inlay kind all the more welcome, or at least tolerable.

In the spirit of personal disclosure, my first marriage ended after 28 years. I never bought my first wife diamonds, so figure a different approach might be wise.... :D
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Bailey
Posted 2003-12-27 1:55 AM (#199138 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors


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Location: Las Cruces, NM
Oh, I see

You guys are talking, like, REAL Diamonds! I never thought of that, so I rushed down to the home town jeweler, slapped down a few century notes, and rushed back home with a beautiful man's REAL diamond and onyx ring in my size for my wife to admire.

I ain't never listening to you guys again, all my clothes are spread out over the neighborhood and my guitar collection has just went up in smoke, heating the house in our fireplace. You guys may know about guitars, but it appears you don't know nuthin' about wimmin.

Move over little dog, a big dog's moving in. AGAIN :confused:
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45flint
Posted 2003-12-27 9:58 AM (#199139 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors


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Since this post has turned into a commentary on women and guitar collecting, let me give it a try. I will sing a song with the new guitar to the wife. Thats what first attracted her to me. Girls are why we all started playing guitar in the first place, anyway. I will keep you informed as to the success of this as well as the 97 Collectors when it arrives.
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Bailey
Posted 2003-12-28 2:27 AM (#199140 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors


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Location: Las Cruces, NM
Good luck 45flint

Just remember that the best Ovation player of all time, Mister GC, got his tail kicked by sweet little Tanya, when he tried to impress her with his playing. I think it was his mooning over women in Pheonix and Galveston that did it, so if you sing love songs try to substitute your wife's name in the song. Sincerity is all that really works, otherwise you will have to buy her some shoes and you will find her down at the general store painting the town red drinking Nehi's and eating Clark bars with some guy driving a Studebaker President sedan (with a hill holder clutch and a 2 speaker AM radio, no less).
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tap116
Posted 2003-12-29 1:39 PM (#199141 - in reply to #199128)
Subject: Re: 97 Collectors


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Location: South Eastern Arizona
I bought wife Diamonds and Rubies as her Christmas present, and I bought me a 12 string. We are both happy with our presents. :D
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