First of all, I am sorry that your dad passed last December.
Thank you for sharing this tremendous story. Is there anyway you can post a picture of #14?
I am sure you are aware that Fender scuttled Ovation, ending American production last year and finally putting the nail in the coffin by throwing it into a percussion package they sold to Drum Workshop.
I am not sure which employee was able to get away with the records when they closed New Hartford. I hope it was someone that will make them available to us, at some point in time.
I thought, in your first post, you were referring to a "Country Artist" (model 1624/1124), but I now think you are referring to the Glen Campbell Artist
(model 1627/1127). If that is what GCA stands for, the Glen Campbell Artist was produced from around 69 to the early 80's.
I am just not aware of any guitar that Ovation brought out in 77/78 other than the 1651...which was the Legend Limited. It did share a nutmeg top, from the Patriot line.
Here is a picture of mine...
Please, if you have any stories about Glen and your dad, share them, if you feel comfortable in doing so. The story behind this Ovation 1776 Patriot guitar is fascinating. And having such a low serial # fits with Glens and Charlies relationship. Very cool!