The 1968 Glen Campbell Deluxe Balladeer is in many ways the pinnacle of Ovation guitar craft.  That's not to say they have haven't produced some wonderful instruments in the past 35 years, but this particular model set such a high standard in looks, feel and most importantly the sound, that many would argue that it's never gotten much better than this.  The Glen Campbell model was produced in very small numbers and thus makes it one of the most sought after instruments by collectors and musicians alike.  The design is very similar to the Deluxe Balladeer, including the ebony fretboard, spruce top, deep shiny bowl and 5 point rosewood bridge.  But the Glen Campbell model adds gold Grover hardware, bound fretboard, Glen Campbell signature truss rod cover and diamond shaped inlays.  Perhaps '68 was just a very good year or maybe some Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour karma rubbed off on this model.  Sadly, the Glen Campbell Deluxe Balladeer (and it's sister 12-string) closed out a most wonderful era of Ovation guitars.  

Glen Campbell Deluxe Balladeer

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Specifications …

Original Shiny Bowl Series

Balladeer, Classical, Josh White, 12-String, Deluxe Balladeer, Glen Campbell 12, Glen Campbell 6