Up for sale, a 1978 Ovation Magnum 1 electric bass guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original case. 100% original aside from a new quartet of knobs, this Magnum bass was superbly overbuilt and crafted in New Hartford, CT, designed under the highest scrutiny at a time when Ovation was pushing to carve out their own solid body niche. The bass is incredibly sturdy and sonically versatile, with Stereo and Mono outputs, a set of specially designed Ovation pickups, and an oversized Brannock Device bridge.
With a graphite-reinforced solid mahogany body and neck, a thick slab ebony fretboard, and set of half round strings, this bass offers a consummate blend of natural thump and punch. The Magnum pickups are designed for high output, tonal versatility, and a balanced response. Due to the copious metal hardware and solid construction, this bass weighs in at a hefty 10lbs 2oz. Professionally setup here at Mike and Mikes Guitar Bar, this Magnum is dialed in with half round strings, spot on intonation, and comfortable action.The graphite-reinforced mahogany neck has a comfortable medium C shape with rounded shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring. 835 deep at the first fret and filling out to 1.028 at the 12th.
The thick slab ebony fretboard features a 9 1/2 radius and the stock flawless fretwire. The scale is a full 34 long and the nut measures 1 9/16 in width. On the headstock, the gold Ovation logo is present along with a set of chrome Ovation-branded tuners that turn smoothly and hold their pitch well.
The pickguard features a replacement quartet of knobs, and there is a small pickguard repair at the output jacks. Under the hood, the wiring harness is untouched, with original solder joints on the CTS pots which date to the 11th week of 1981.A large aluminum bezel spaces the pickups and provides a stable thumb and finger rest. The proprietary tailpiece is bolted to the body and features a functional string mute system with original foam still intact. The individual adjustable sliding brass saddles have reference scales on the bridge for easy intonation and adjustment recall, with a very Brannock Device aesthetic. The original Walnut gloss finish on the bass itself is glossy and clean, with wear through the black plating on the aluminum hardware.
There are some expected minor nicks and faint scratches on the body, mostly relegated to back and lower bout. Other than a notable small mark on the bass side of the profile near fret 2, the neck profile is incredibly clean. The original Ovation hardshell case is included. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid.
We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item "1978 Ovation Magnum 1 Vintage Electric Bass Guitar Stereo Mahogany withohc" is in sale since Thursday, February 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington.This item can be shipped worldwide.