Re: kaman/ovation GTX-53 BASS GUITAR
: : CAN ANY BODY TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET INFO ON A KAMAN/OVATION GTX-53 BASS GUITAR ANY INFO WOULD BE APRECIATED THANKS
: I am looking for info on the Kaman GTX 53 series as well and couldnt find anything so far. If someone have any info or catalog please let me know! thanks ! my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a GTX 53 bass, which is also black with white inlays. I was just as curious about the bass as any other GTX bass owner I have met. So a couple years back I did a little research and found that the company no longer exists. However, it was a sub-company to Kaman Music. So after emailing Kaman Music with the same concern, they responded and told me:
The GTX basses were manufactured in Korea between 1990 and 1994. The bass models included:
AM50 â Canadian maple neck and fingerboard with black dot inlay pattern, classic single center-mounted split pickup, master volume and tone controls, front-mounted input jack, chrome hardware. Available in black, red and sunburst finishes. Retail price ranged from $299.50 â 359.50 USD.
AM51 â Same specs as the AM50 but available in additional color finishes of metallic red, white, metallic blue and fire grey. Retail price ranged from $299.50 - $359.50 USD.
AR53 â Laminated Indonesian mahogany body, Canadian maple neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard with âmountain-styleâ inlays, 2 covered pickups (1 split XK220, 1 rail XK240) with separate volume controls and all black hardware. Available in black, metallic blue, fire grey and day-glow pink finishes that retailed at $419.50 USD. Special finishes included crackle blue, crackle silver, crackle wine, white splatter on black and snakeskin on ivory all listed at $449.50 USD.
Honestly, if you still have one, hold onto it. Due to it's discontinuation and lack of information, it is not a well known brand name on the streets. However, I can assure you that the select few lucky individuals that I have met who also own GTX basses of varying models, all agree that they are worth more to them than anyone could pay. They are very rare and unique instruments, which play unlike any other bass.
I hope this helped.