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Patch
Posted 2018-04-10 6:10 AM (#543178 - in reply to #537422)
Subject: RE: Patch's Parlor Build...



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Location: Steeler Nation, Hudson Valley Contingent

There is something definitely different about the parlors. I've had both of Ovation's, and would probably jump at another 97C if I could. They just seem...I dunno... "friendly" to me. Although you can plug them in and they hold their own with pretty much anything if necessary, they really shine when you're just playing for yourself somehow. They have a tone and feel all their own that just draws you in. The sound doesn't bowl you over so much as say "Hi, how's it goin'?"

As I said way back when, I've had this idea for about 10 years now. I can't wait to see if it sounds like I thought it would. Lord knows it LOOKS exactly like I hoped when I sourced the top.

Not to mention, it will be interesting to compare it to my 1713-X with the figured redwood top.

Any other insights you come up with Moody, be sure to share. Hope you enjoy the visit.

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moody, p.i.
Posted 2018-04-10 9:12 AM (#543181 - in reply to #537422)
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Posts: 15211

Location: SoCal
One of the things that comes to mind is why Ovation never built a deep bowl Country Artist (see the Vince Gill 1624 in another thread). Slightly narrower neck with 14 frets to the body. You'd lose a little tone because of the placement of the bridge, but I doubt if it would be that much.
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2018-04-10 10:12 AM (#543182 - in reply to #543178)
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Patch - 2018-04-10 5:10 AM

There is something definitely different about the parlors. I've had both of Ovation's, and would probably jump at another 97C if I could. They just seem...I dunno... "friendly" to me. Although you can plug them in and they hold their own with pretty much anything if necessary, they really shine when you're just playing for yourself somehow. They have a tone and feel all their own that just draws you in. The sound doesn't bowl you over so much as say "Hi, how's it goin'?"


I agree, Patch. The parlors are just so inviting. I could see why someone thought many years ago that a small guitar sitting in the parlor would be perfect for picking up and playing on a quiet evening. If I had a parlor in the house, I'd put mine there. I'm glad Ovation made some.
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