Ovation Matrix Acoustic Deluxe Balladeer, Natural, in hard case, original owner

$ 720.00

Ovation Matrix Acoustic Roundback (Deepbowl) Deluxe Balladeer
Natural Color
Model 1132-4

Serial 149265

with original hard case

MATRIX “Advanced guitar technology.”
“Improved efficiency through advanced technology.  That’s what Matrix is all about.  Because Ovation believes in performance first, we can offer an outstandingly accurate, durable and good-sounding instrument at a moderate price.  The Ovation Matrix.  No other guitar in its class has these features: 

  • A 1-piece, compression-molded Lyramold body.  The roundback captures the Ovation sound. Clean, strong and responsive throughout the entire guitar range. 
  • A precision die-cast aluminum neck.  The fingerboard, frets, peghead and support brace are combined in a single unit.  Matrix is immune to the changes in temperature and humidity that can warp a wooden neck. 
  • A premium — quality, laminated spruce top fitted with a patented Ovation bracing pattern.
  • Raised binding to let the top flex for optimum efficiency.  Matrix is rich and full in the bass; clear and bright in the treble.
  • Chrome-plated, enclosed tuning machines.  A precise 12:1 gear ratio gives you smooth, accurate tuning.”

Still with original, loving Owner.  Purchased in Hong Kong new on August 11, 1980 – receipt included!

Much loved, well traveled, carefully kept — and little used for several years.
Some small superficial blemishes – e.g. cosmetic ding between bridge and sound hole, and small black dot (pen ink?) on back of neck.
Happy to discuss shipping/pick-up options.  Guitar currently safely kept in Washington, DC Metro area home.