Ovation dating guitar
It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks.
The Celebrity Elite Series is your first step into the world of Ovation' classic multi-soundhole instrument design, with first-rate sound, style, features and value.
The Celebrity Elite CE44-1 guitar has the classic mid-depth Lyrachord cutaway body with a solid spruce top featuring the Elite multi-soundhole design, which provides clear highs and focused, balanced bass response.
The guitar is sold along with its original hard case, which was used by Ariel.
Shalom Hanoch purchased the guitar for Meir Ariel, along with Ariel's wife Tirtsa, when they were in New York in 1986.
The rosette around the opening of the resonance box is embossed with a pattern of leaves in black and ivory colors.
The built in amplification system includes a pre-amp, a stereophonic output, and a volume knob.
This six course (6x1) guitar, model #1187-8 is made with a fibronic soundboard (carbon graphite and birch), rounded fiberglass back, carved black walnut bridge, walnut neck, and sculptured headpiece.
Ariel used this guitar for writing some of his most famous songs - included in his albums, from his third album Yerukot from 1988 on, performed with it on his solo concerts well as his band concerts, it is featured in his 1988 film "Meir Ariel's Election Tour", and apparently used it for recording his acoustic album "Rishumei Peham" from 1995.
Three photographs of Meir Ariel with the guitar are included, as is a provenance document, signed by Meir Ariel's widow, confirming the guitar as Ariel's. In the seventies it started making acoustic guitars which were special for having an arched back, made of synthetic material originating in the manufacture of helicopters.
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