1977 Ovation Magnum 1 w/ohsc

  • $1,875.00
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Summary: Very few basses compete with the unique functionality and style of the illustrious Ovation Magnum 1! Its offset body shape is stunning and the graphite strip running the length of the neck makes it rigid and impervious to warpage. The pickups in this bass are a design that is 100% Ovation- the neck pickup has 4 individual mini CTS pots for adjusting the output of each pole piece and the bridge pickup pole pieces have a very distinct design for focusing the magnetic field. It even has a totally functioning string mute, mono and stereo output and all original hardware. It has just been setup and restrung with a new set of half-round D’addario strings. It is in fantastic condition, plays and sounds great and ships in its original brown hardshell case with gold interior.

Body:  Offset mahogany body with belly and arm contours and 2 tone tobacco burst finish.

Neck:  The bolt-on mahogany neck has a carbon fiber strip that runs the whole length of the neck making it rigid and impervious to warpage. It has a 20 fret ebony fingerboard with 34” scale length 1 9/16” nut width and pearloid dots.

Pickups/Hardware:   The neck pickup is basically a P bass style humbucker housed under a large chrome plated cover but what makes it incredible unique are the 4 mini CTS pots that adjust the output of each pole piece. The bridge pickup is a single coil with the most unique pole pieces I have ever seen on a pickup. They have a “U” fork shape which hones the magnetic field and makes for bright and focused bridge pickup tones. There are 2 output jacks for stereo or mono, volume and tone for each pickup, 3 way toggle and Ovation tuning keys. The strap buttons are strap-lock style.

Cosmetics: This bass is in great shape with no breaks, cracks or visible repairs.  There are some small dings and dents around the side of the body and back, some light scratches but no chips through the finish. There is some wear around the edge of the fingerboard and a few small dents on the back of the neck but overall this bass in in fantastic vintage condition and was cared for very much by its previous owner. The bridge has an antique brass patina that looks really cool and was actually how it looked from the factory.

Playability:  Our in-house guitar tech has just inspected, setup and restrung this bass with a new set of D’addario half-rounds. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functioning and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fingerboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Modifications: n/a

Weight:  9 lbs, 10 oz.

Case:  This Ovation comes with the original brown hardshell case with gold plush interior and we will ship it professionally packed and fully insured!