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OVATION INSTRUMENTS, NEW HARTFORD, 1978
OVATION INSTRUMENTS, NEW HARTFORD, 1978
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OVATION INSTRUMENTS, NEW HARTFORD, 1978

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, PREACHER, 1283-5

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OVATION INSTRUMENTS, NEW HARTFORD, 1978
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, PREACHER, 1283-5
Inlaid logo Ovation to the headstock, the neckplate stamped E 12568, the control cavity cover bearing the logo Ovation INSTRUMENTS, NEW HARTFORD, CONN. / MADE IN U.S.A., with hardshell case bearing a label inscribed OVATION PREACHER 6 ST. BLACK W/ GOLD HWARE #E12568 and STOCK NO. DG1099; accompanied by an original letter from James R. Hennessey, Advertising Manager at Ovation Instruments Inc. to Pink Floyd, dated 6th September 1978, regarding shipping and invoicing of the guitar, facsimile copies of the shipment invoice and sales invoice from Ovation Instruments Inc. to Pink Floyd, dated 29th August and 11th September 1978, and a promotional sales leaflet for the Ovation Preacher
Length of back 16 ¼ in. (41.4 cm.)
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Ovation’s solid-body electric guitar the Preacher employed a dual output jack that allowed the performer to plug into two separate amplifiers (stereo) or into both channels of a single amp.
David Gilmour purchased this guitar directly from Ovation Instruments Inc., New Hartford, Connecticut, in September 1978, after a previous order placed in April 1978 had been stolen in transit. Gilmour has kept the guitar for studio use.

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