Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

Posted by Jim Wardrip on Tue, 08/29/00 - 10:05:50.
In Reply to Guitar Base

Looking for information on this guitar. By the serial number it was made around 1973 but I haven't been able to find where Ovation manufactured a "Ultra GS" model. This is a Strat copy with a painted head stock. Any info would be apprecaited. Please e-mail any reply to w8ems@juno.com Thanks, Jim

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Re: Ovation solid-body electric

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Anyone wanna sell one of these?

rob@deviltopay.net

Re:Want A 1984 Ovation Ultra GP

Does anyone have an ovation ultra gp from 1984 for sale. I will pay good for it. I am very interested in buying one of these. Please e-mail me if anyone wants to sell theirs or knows where I can get one.

Re:Want A 1984 Ovation Ultra GP

: Does anyone have an ovation ultra gp from 1984 for sale. I will pay good for it. I am very interested in buying one of these. Please e-mail me if anyone wants to sell theirs or knows where I can get one
I have one on eBay right now. Item #927486531. GOOD LUCK!!!

Re:Want A 1984 Ovation Ultra GP

: Does anyone have an ovation ultra gp from 1984 for sale. I will pay good for it. I am very interested in buying one of these. Please e-mail me if anyone wants to sell theirs or knows where I can get one.

I have a model 1431-1 starburst, only know it is an ultra, not sure about the "GP". I got it as a trade 4 yrs ago, was almost new then. Kept thinking I would learn to play it one day but has sat in its hard shell case since I got it. looks new still. If interested let me know.

Re:Want A 1984 Ovation Ultra GP

: : Does anyone have an ovation ultra gp from 1984 for sale. I will pay good for it. I am very interested in buying one of these. Please e-mail me if anyone wants to sell theirs or knows where I can get one.

: I have a model 1431-1 starburst, only know it is an ultra, not sure about the "GP". I got it as a trade 4 yrs ago, was almost new then. Kept thinking I would learn to play it one day but has sat in its hard shell case since I got it. looks new still. If interested let me know.

If you still got it, let me know. I´m very interested!

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I have one. Bought it in 1985 and mostly kept it inn the case. Its in perfect condition. If interested still, let me know.

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Im interested please e-mail me.

Re:Want A 1984 Ovation Ultra GP

: Im interested please e-mail me.

I JUST POSTED MY 84 ULTRA GP FOR SALE ON E BAY - PLEASE TAKE A LOOK.

Re: Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

Ack... didn;t mean to send that last one. I have both an Ultra GS guitar and the Ultra Bass. Both black. Sweet.

Re: Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

I have an ultra gs white body and am looking to sell. Any ideas of collectors etc? Complete with case.So far Ive read of red black etc but not white (creamy white)

Re: Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

: I have an ultra gs white body and am looking to sell. Any ideas of collectors etc? Complete with case.So far Ive read of red black etc but not white (creamy white)21 fret with all original hardware ie tramelo arm,pickups etc
NZ dollar $1000.00 approx $500.00 US

Re: Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

how much are you selling the ultra GS for?

Re: Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

: how much are you selling the ultra GS for?
I have a ultra gs in black w/ blk pickguard rosewood neck im selling for 400, please reply if interested ,thanx

Re: Ovation solid-body electric

: how much are you selling the ultra GS for?

Thanks for your reply Price NZ dollars $1000.00
Approx $500.00 US less freight to US. Graham

Re: Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

I have an ultra gs white body and am looking to sell

Re: Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

i am looking for an ovation viper...ovation GP, or a gibson marauder or a gibson sonex, thanks everyone

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didn't mean a GS but a GP. It's a wonderful axe. Only about 400 were made in 84. Contact me pleaze if you see one,or knwo some history... tanx

Re: Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

sorry, it's the ovation ultra hardbody GP, anyone!!!??

Re: Ovation solid-body electric "Ultra GS"

I'm looking for any imformation on my ultra GS I got at a pawn shop for $270 other than that I don't know much about it except I heard they haven't made them in a while any imformation you could provide would be a blessing

looking for the ultra hardbody (84)

Hey Guys,
I'm looking for the Ultra Hardbody. To my knowledge they were only made in 1984. Look a little bit like an SG, but heavier and cutaways are uneven. Only seen two in my life, but I wanna have it, I just need to. Any information about it is welcome.

Re: looking for the ultra hardbody (84)

I have a Ultra Hard Body that I'm going to sell on Ebay with Steve Ripley's fader system in it, they only made 30 so check it out.

Re: looking for the ultra hardbody (84)

The solidbody ovation from the early eighties is called the Ultra GP. GP stands for guitar paul. It was an attempt by ovation to copy the Les Paul design. Solid Mahogany body, Carved maple top, Wraparound hardtail bridge and dual DiMarzio humbuckers. The only other Solid body electrics made by ovation I know of are from the late-seventies and early-eighties. The Breadwinner, and the Viper which was recently reincarnated as an acoustic. I've been looking for an Ultr GP for a few years now, before Josh Homme of Q.O.T.S.A appeared with it, and it's been quite a journey. Almost nobody in the vintage community knows of them and to my knowledge only a few thousand were made, about 90 of which were black. Very rare, and very expensive. Good luck to everyone though, myself included. I hope I've been informative.

Re: Looking for the ultra hardbody (84)

My search to identify my guitar led me to this posting. My uncle who used to collect guitars gave me an Ovation electric guitar about 15 years ago and told me that it's not worth much now, but keep it because it will be hot someday. I can't find any model numbers, only a serial number E-12184. It is black. It has a mono and stereo output. It has that Les Paul look with two rail type humbuckers with a switch above each one to turn the humbucker off. I would like to know if this is the 84 that everyone is looking for. All I know is that this thing plays like a dream and yes everything's for sale.

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Nevermind, Found a picture of the ultra GP and it's not that. It's the UK-II. Not worth anything!

Re: looking for the ultra hardbody (84)

I have the same one as the one on the following site:
http://www.angelfire.com/mo/theamorphousband/gp.html
Bought it new in '85 Original case as well. Rarely played so it's in great condition. Don't think I'm ready to part with it, just a unique sound to it that I haven't heard in anything else.

Re: looking for the ultra hardbody (84)

I bought one in 1985 in NY. Got it at Matthews Music for 1/2 price. $250 at the time. I got a red one, wish I got the sunburst also...............who knew??
Mine is in excellent condition. Don't know what it's worth but it sounds awesome.

Re: looking for the ultra hardbody (84)

i have an ovation solid body ultra gs...not sure what year and i have no idea where it came from. its in near perfect shape though. so if your interested, let me know.......

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I am pretty sure I own one of this Ovation's that you are talking about but, I need a little more infomation about it to be sure.

Re: Ovation solid-body electric

I have a similar question.
I have a Ovation Solid Body Electric Celebrity
Model #GC-2-6
I CAN'T FIND INFO ON IT ANYWHERE!!!!!!
please help me if you can!
reply to hooker125@hotmail.com
thanks!

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Re: Ovation solid-body electric

: I too have a similar question.
: I too have a Ovation Solid Body Electric Celebrity
: Model #GC-2-6
: I CAN'T FIND INFO ON IT ANYWHERE!!!!!!
: please help me if you can!
: reply to parrishd89@aol.com
: thanks!

Re: Ovation solid-body electric bass

: : I too have a similar question.
: : I too have a Ovation Solid Body Electric Celebrity bass
: : Idont know the model series7060661
: : I CAN'T FIND INFO ON IT ANYWHERE!!!!!!
: : please help me if you can!
: : reply to parrishd89@aol.com
: : thanks!

Re: Ovation solid-body electric bass

: : : I too have a similar question.
: : : I too have a Ovation Solid Body Electric Celebrity bass
: : : Idont know the model series7060661
: : : I CAN'T FIND INFO ON IT ANYWHERE!!!!!!
: : : please help me if you can!
: : : reply to parrishd89@aol.com
: : : thanks!

I HAVE A CELEBRITY SOLIDBODY BASS I BOUGHT BACK IN 1983, I STILL USE IT TODAY, IT IS THE BEST BASS I HAVE EVER HAD.
THIS BASS AS FAR AS I KNOW WAS MADE IN KOREA, IT SOLD FOR $350. RETAIL DOLLARS BACK IN 1983. IT´S MAKERS WERE FROM THE SAMICK GUITAR COMPANY. I BOUGHT IT IN NEW YORK CITY. I THINK TODAY THE MARKET VALUE FOR THIS BASS HAS RISEN VERY HIGH BECAUSE OF ITS RARENESS AND THE VERY FEW AMOUNT THAT WAS MADE IN PRODUCTION. I TOO WAS LOOKING FOR ANSWERS ABOUT IT. OVATION SHOULD MAKE THIS MODEL AGAIN...I WOULD BE GLAD TO ANSWERANY QUESTIONS OR SEND PHOTOS ABOUT THE BASS. MY EMAIL IS JCV15@JUNO.COM

Re: Ovation solid-body electric bass

: : : : I too have a similar question.
: : : : I too have a Ovation Solid Body Electric Celebrity bass
: : : : Idont know the model series7060661
: : : : I CAN'T FIND INFO ON IT ANYWHERE!!!!!!
: : : : please help me if you can!
: : : : reply to parrishd89@aol.com
: : : : thanks!

: I HAVE A CELEBRITY SOLIDBODY BASS I BOUGHT BACK IN 1983, I STILL USE IT TODAY, IT IS THE BEST BASS I HAVE EVER HAD.
: THIS BASS AS FAR AS I KNOW WAS MADE IN KOREA, IT SOLD FOR $350. RETAIL DOLLARS BACK IN 1983. IT´S MAKERS WERE FROM THE SAMICK GUITAR COMPANY. I BOUGHT IT IN NEW YORK CITY. I THINK TODAY THE MARKET VALUE FOR THIS BASS HAS RISEN VERY HIGH BECAUSE OF ITS RARENESS AND THE VERY FEW AMOUNT THAT WAS MADE IN PRODUCTION. I TOO WAS LOOKING FOR ANSWERS ABOUT IT. OVATION SHOULD MAKE THIS MODEL AGAIN...I WOULD BE GLAD TO ANSWERANY QUESTIONS OR SEND PHOTOS ABOUT THE BASS. MY EMAIL IS JCV15@JUNO.COM

UPDATE ON OVATION CELEBRITY SOLID BODY BASS... I JUST RECENTLY SEEN ONE ON SALE FOR $1,300.00 I MADE A MISTAKE I BOUGHT IT IN 1988 NOT 1983 AS I PREVIOUSLY SAID, SORRY! THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE VALUE HAS RISEN, AND SADLY STILL THERE ISNT ENOUGH INFO ON THE BASS BUT IT IS GREAT TO KNOW IT IS A PRODUCT TO DEPEND ON, I AM THE ORIGINAL PROUD OWNER OF ONE. PLEASE CONTACT ME ANY TIME ON THE SUBJECT AT JCV15@JUNO.COM THANKS.

Re: Ovation solid-body electric bass

HEY I HAVE ONE TOO!! OVATION HARDBODY BASS LETS GET INTOUCH MY NAME IS JUAN CARLOS JCV15@JUNO.COM

: : : I too have a similar question.
: : : I too have a Ovation Solid Body Electric Celebrity bass
: : : Idont know the model series7060661
: : : I CAN'T FIND INFO ON IT ANYWHERE!!!!!!
: : : please help me if you can!
: : : reply to parrishd89@aol.com
: : : thanks!

Re: Ovation solid-body electric

I have a Ovation Solid Body Electric Celebrity
: Model #GC-2-6
: I CAN'T FIND INFO ON IT ANYWHERE!!!!!!
: please help me if you can!

I would like similar info if anyone has it........THANKS
joearm12345@hotmail.com

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