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OVATION INSTRUMENTS, NEW HARTFORD, 1976
OVATION INSTRUMENTS, NEW HARTFORD, 1976
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OVATION INSTRUMENTS, NEW HARTFORD, 1976

AN ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC NYLON-STRING GUITAR, CLASSIC, 1613-4

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OVATION INSTRUMENTS, NEW HARTFORD, 1976
AN ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC NYLON-STRING GUITAR, CLASSIC, 1613-4
Labeled Ovation MODEL NO.1615-4 MANUFACTURED IN NEW HARTFORD CONN. U.S.A. and Ovation / 068180, applied logo Ovation at the headstock, with original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed OVATION 1613-4 NYLON 1975 #068180; accompanied by the original owner’s manual and a facsimile copy of a commercial invoice from Ovation Instruments Inc. to Pink Floyd, dated 9th September 1976
Body length 21 ¼ in. (51.4 cm.)
Literature
Scarfe, G. The Making Of Pink Floyd The Wall, London, 2010, illus. p. 118.
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One of a group of Ovation acoustics purchased from Ovation Instruments, Inc., New Hartford, Connecticut, in September 1976 in advance of Pink Floyd’s upcoming tour in support of their 1977 album Animals, the nylon-string was not used until the subsequent 1980-81 tour in support of the band’s 1979 album The Wall. Throughout the tour, David Gilmour played this nylon-string guitar for performances of Goodbye Blue Sky, Is There Anybody Out There? and Vera, as captured by photographer Bob Jenkins and in murky footage of the shows at London's Earls Court. As the concept of The Wall had initially sprung from Waters’ hatred of the stadium experience, the exclusive arena tour consisted of only 31 dates in four cities - Los Angeles, New York, London and Dortmund in Germany - from February 1980 to June 1981. Pink Floyd's London performances were recorded and released in 2000 on the live album Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81.

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