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Ovation released its 30th Anniversary Custom Legend in 2004. Only 300 instruments were produced, all in the full-bodied non-cutaway design and the classic appointments with updated electronics. Price: $2,499.
DAVID GILMOUR used a 1981 Custom Legend in the studio recording of Comfortably Numb for Pink Floyd's legendary work, The Wall.
Off the court, tennis legend JOHN McENROE is said to wield an Ovation Custom Legend.
The Ovation roundback design first caught national attention in 1968 when GLEN CAMPBELL was the host of a show called the Goodtime Hour on CBS. A year later he became one of Ovation's first endorsers.
Actress CARRIE FISHER (of Star Wars fame) recently sold PAUL SIMON'S 1981 Custom Legend through Sotheby's auctioneer. She claims it was the only alimony Simon left her from their short marriage. Read Forbes article
On ELO's recording Out of the Blue, JEFF LYNNE plays a model 1619.
LINDA McCARTNEY had Ovation "dress up" a special Custom Legend for PAUL'S Christmas present. He was a lover of the instrument. The guitar is now on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Osaka, Japan.
The Guitar Trio of AL DI MEOLA, PACO DE LUCIA and JOHN McLAUGHLIN, which resulted in the six-million-copy recording, Friday Night in San Francisco, was the genesis for Al's Signature Custom Legend.
PINK FLOYD'S 1977 Animals tour, in which ROGER WATERS plays his Custom Legend on "In the Flesh," is widely considered to be the band's most memorable. The group's success was at an all-time peak. The tour sold out arenas and stadiums across North America and Europe, eclipsing all previous records.
The microwave oven was commercially introduced in 1974, the same year as Ovation's Custom Legend.