Glen Travis Campbell was born in 1936, and by 1966 he had already appeared on a slew of legendary recording for all manner of artists. Artists from Nat King Cole to Elvis and albums from Viva Las Vegas to the legendary Pet Sounds; Mr. Campbell made his mark on pop music as studio artist outside of the spotlight. With hits like “Wichita Lineman” and “Rhinestone Cowboy”, Campbell had a fruitful solo career as well, performing his songs well into his 70s until his death in 2017.
Throughout most of his storied career, Campbell was associated with Ovation guitars, becoming one of their first endorsers in 1969 after giving national attention to the Roundback Balladeer on his CBS variety show. This 1983 Glen Campbell 1627 Balladeer is much like the one he played in 1968, save for the black top instead of natural. The guitar features an inlay rosette, a bound ebony fretboard, and gold tuners. The sound is big and open, with a nice high end punch that brings out the trebles. With a comfortable action and a soft V shaped neck, this guitar plays almost like an electric, allowing for some very dynamic acoustic playing. The piezo pick-up sounds very natural and is simple to use with a stacked volume/balance knob. With the largest issue being a slight dip in the neck at the joint, this guitar is in excellent condition and is very clean; a real looker! This guitar is a wonderful player and a wonderful part of the Glen Campbell legacy, don’t pass it up! Ships in its original hard-shell case.
Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz.
Nut width: 1 11/16”
8/10 (excellent condition) 1983 Made in the USA
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