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obses4sail
Posted 2018-07-06 7:53 AM (#544337)
Subject: early colors for Balladeer


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The 1111-6 was white and with the years the polyester finish has yellowed so much that I can't find and good pictures of the color. My question is was it a transparent white and did it have a tint of yellow in the clear or was the clear more of a water clear.
I was going the reset the bridge and the clear started to come off and it started to bring back memories of what they looked like back then. since I have to refinish I think I want to get the color right.
Thanks for any input.
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2018-07-12 8:12 AM (#544439 - in reply to #544337)
Subject: Re: early colors for Balladeer



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In the Ovation History book there is a good picture of the -6 Josh White guitar.
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arumako
Posted 2018-07-12 2:28 PM (#544448 - in reply to #544337)
Subject: RE: early colors for Balladeer



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obses4sail - 2018-07-05 9:53 PM

The 1111-6 was white...

Hi obses4sail, hope you don't mind my chiming in here... the "-6" finishes that I've seen have been pretty "brilliant white" with no yellow. Like a lot of white finishes of the era, the brilliant white was covered with a poly that yellowed over the years. For example, you'll find a Pinnacle brochure on the Ovation Tribute site here...

http://www.ovationtribute.com/Catalogues/Ovation%20Pinnacle%20Brochure/Ovation%20Pinnacle%20Brochure.html

The 1986 Collectors' model number was 1986-6 and it too was a brilliant white finish. The advertisement listed here calls the finish "white pearlesant" although it's a bit hard to see the finish in the add...

http://www.ovationtribute.com/Ovation%20Promo/Ovation%20Collector%2...

Hope this helps! Please post pics of your refinished guitar and walk us through your refinishing process! Thanks for sharing!

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jay
Posted 2018-07-12 4:52 PM (#544450 - in reply to #544448)
Subject: RE: early colors for Balladeer



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To my knowledge, there was nothing but -4 in the Josh White.

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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-07-12 6:18 PM (#544451 - in reply to #544337)
Subject: Re: early colors for Balladeer



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@Jay - >>>To my knowledge, there was nothing but -4 in the Josh White.<<<

I was thinking the same thing. Interesting. Detlef, is there a way to scan the book page, or maybe you know of a web photo of that model?
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marenostrum
Posted 2018-07-13 4:42 AM (#544454 - in reply to #544337)
Subject: Re: early colors for Balladeer



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@Michael
I remember that pics of J.White holding his O, but -being made at an angle- I suspect is -4 finish.......that looks like -6 finish
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jay
Posted 2018-07-13 9:12 AM (#544456 - in reply to #544454)
Subject: Re: early colors for Balladeer



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marenostrum and DetlefMichel

I pulled out the bible and looked and it does appear to be white, but I think that it is the angle of shot that makes it appear that way. I do not believe that any of the shiny bowls were anything other than natural. I am not sure when Ovation introduced colors, but it had to be a little bit into the 70's. Maybe between 72 and 74? 

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obses4sail
Posted 2018-07-14 8:03 AM (#544469 - in reply to #544337)
Subject: Re: early colors for Balladeer


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Thank you for your responses, I got to learn a little about Josh White. The Balladeer 1111-6 was the bottom end of the Ovation line and they advertised it as a lime white. The later pearl white numbers ended in -6P. After my research I think I am going to go with a White stain and let the grain show (just a little) and a two part epoxy clear.
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