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Glen Campbell's Custom Legend Ovation 1119 and 1619

A look at the history behind many of the guitars Glen has used throughout his career.
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Re: Glen Campbell's Custom Legend Ovation 1119 and 1619

Post by Cowpoke » Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:52 am

Nice find Jay. I still see a little misschief in Glen's eyes though, that's not present in American Gothic :D


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Glen Campbell's Ovation Custom Legend Photo Shoot

Post by jay » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:43 am

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Glen's beloved black Ovation Custom Legend hasn't been seen in many years. I ran across this picture and laughed at Glen, who I think was trying to be serious ... it just wasn't in his nature.

I couldn't help think of this:



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Most likely, the last picture of Glen playing his 1619

Post by jay » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:56 pm

Many thanks to Corry Bell who allowed me to take this frame from a home video with Glen.
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Glen Campbell's Custom Legend Ovation 1119 and 1619

Post by jay » Fri May 06, 2016 6:47 pm

The Ovation Legend and Custom Legend were the top of the line Ovations, until the Adamas line and Elite line came out. The Custom Legend was produced between 1974 and 1984. We all know that Paul McCartney liked Ovation guitars. Linda decided to give Paul a special Ovation at Christmas. She wanted the Legend model, but requested that the good folks at Ovation make it special. They did and Ovation saw a guitar they wanted in production and soon released the model as the "Custom Legend".
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In 1976, Glen appeared with a 1119 (a Custom Legend with no pickup) in a tribute to John Wayne.



In 1977, Glen appeared with the 1119 in this clip from Carol Burnnet's show

At some point, Glen acquired a black Custom Legend (1619). He is seen sporadically with it from the late 90's through the goodbye tour.

Here is a clip, with Glen playing the Black Custom Legend, with Dinah Shore

When Country Music Television (CMT) did a show on his home (2010), he claimed "This was my best guitar".

Here is a clip from that show.


Here it is on stage in 2011 during the tour:

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2011 Goodbye Tour
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And prior to moving to Nashville, this picture was taken:
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Glen and his black 1619
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A special thanks goes to Paul Moody for continuing to share his impressive knowledge about Glen's guitars.



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