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1977 Ovation Preacher Deluxe 1282 SOLD

Price: CDN $950
US Price: US $756.55
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Vintage
S/N: E12385, dates to around 1977.
Ovation produced a number of interesting solidbody guitars, including the Ovation Preacher Deluxe 1282 which appeared in 1975, advancing the 1972 Preacher.  

The Ovation Preacher Deluxe used the same double cutaway, solid mahogany body as the Preacher, and added a mahogany neck with a bound ebony fingerboard and abalone block position markers, and of course the metal hardware is gold plated.  

The electronics were also quite different - an active pre-amp was added, run of a pair of 9-volt batteries installed through the back. Both humbucking pickups have series-parallel slider switches, there's a standard pickup selector, and also a midrange notch switch to simulate acoustic guitar tones.  

This example dates to around 1977, though it's difficult to precisely date it. The Preacher was introduced in 1972, the Preacher Deluxe in 1975, and production ended in 1980. Early Preacher Deluxe serial numbers seem to start around E05659 so we're placing it in the middle.  

This Ovation Preacher Deluxe is in very good condition, with very little wear. It plays cleanly as is, and because it's a bolt-on neck design it can be set up for pretty much any action height. The original brown hard-shell case is included.

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