Glen Campbell Deluxe Balladeer
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.