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Ovation Legend 1619-4 and Ovation Classical 1613

Posted on 13/05/2012 by ozzy in Guitars

Like the many other guitar players in the late '70s and early '80s, Roger Waters used Ovation "hi-tech" acoustic guitars in the studio as well as for the live performances. Ovation guitars featured semi-parabolic body made of synthetic composite material, called Lyrachord, instead of more traditional wood. Ovations reached the height of their popularity in the '80s, where they were more often seen on stage than any other acoustic guitars. Their synthetic bowl, use of preamps, onboard equalization and piezo pickups were particularly attractive to live acoustic musicians who battled feedback problems from the high volumes needed in live venues.

David Gilmour and Roger Waters both used Ovations during the Animals tour (1977) and the live concert performances of The Wall (1980-81). Roger used his natural wood coloured Ovation Legend 1619-4 for Welcome to the Machine and for Mother respectively. A few years later he played Ovation Classical 1613 during his first solo tour The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (1984-85).

Source: Wikipedia, Klaus Hiltscher (photo)

Roger Waters | Ovation Legend 1619-4  

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