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1965 Ovation Josh White - OM Acoustic Guitar

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This Ovation guitar belonged to legendary Folk Artist Josh White. In fact it was built to his specifications early in the Ovation company's history. Josh White was a historic figure in music from the 1920s-60s and was a prominent player in this country's race struggles. This very guitar is part of that history, for it was with his guitar that he did so much to help us all. We are honored to have this one of a kind instrument with an extremely collectable provenance. Comes complete with a video of Josh White performing on this guitar.

From Wikipedia.com: White grew up in the Jim Crow South. He later became a 1920s and 1930s star of race records, with a prolific output of recordings in genres including Piedmont blues, country blues, gospel, and social protest songs. He was billed in concert as "The Sensation of the South".[citation needed] In 1931, White moved to New York and within a decade his fame had spread widely, and his repertoire expanded to include urban blues, jazz, Tin Pan Alley, cabaret, folk songs from around the world, and hard-hitting political protest songs. He soon was in demand as an actor on radio, Broadway, and film. However, his pioneering guitar playing never altered or diminished, while some would even argue it broadened with the expansion of his musical repertoire. White unarguably inspired several generations of guitarists with his new and unique stylings and techniques, and is cited as a major musical and social influence by dozens of future stars, including Blind Boy Fuller, Brownie McGhee, Pete Seeger, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte, Lonnie Donegan, Eartha Kitt, Alexis Korner, Odetta, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, the Kingston Trio, the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Merle Travis, Dave Van Ronk, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Eric Weissberg, Judy Collins, Mike Bloomfield, Danny Kalb, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Richie Havens, Don McLean, Roy Harper, Ry Cooder, John Fogerty, and Eva Cassidy. Read more about the Legendary Josh White at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_White.

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Artists who play instruments by this builder: Many

This Ovation guitar belonged to legendary Folk Artist Josh White. In fact it was built to his specifications early in the Ovation company's history. Josh White was a historic figure in music from the 1920s-60s and was a prominent player in this country's race struggles. This very guitar is part of that history, for it was with his guitar that he did so much to help us all. We are honored to have this one of a kind instrument with an extremely collectable provenance. Comes complete with a video of Josh White performing on this guitar.

From Wikipedia.com: White grew up in the Jim Crow South. He later became a 1920s and 1930s star of race records, with a prolific output of recordings in genres including Piedmont blues, country blues, gospel, and social protest songs. He was billed in concert as "The Sensation of the South".[citation needed] In 1931, White moved to New York and within a decade his fame had spread widely, and his repertoire expanded to include urban blues, jazz, Tin Pan Alley, cabaret, folk songs from around the world, and hard-hitting political protest songs. He soon was in demand as an actor on radio, Broadway, and film. However, his pioneering guitar playing never altered or diminished, while some would even argue it broadened with the expansion of his musical repertoire. White unarguably inspired several generations of guitarists with his new and unique stylings and techniques, and is cited as a major musical and social influence by dozens of future stars, including Blind Boy Fuller, Brownie McGhee, Pete Seeger, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte, Lonnie Donegan, Eartha Kitt, Alexis Korner, Odetta, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, the Kingston Trio, the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Merle Travis, Dave Van Ronk, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Eric Weissberg, Judy Collins, Mike Bloomfield, Danny Kalb, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Richie Havens, Don McLean, Roy Harper, Ry Cooder, John Fogerty, and Eva Cassidy. Read more about the Legendary Josh White at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_White.

    Woods & Trim
  • Back/Sides: Fiber composite
  • Top Wood: Spruce
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany, 5 Piece
  • Bridge: Mahogany
  • Rosette: Custom
  • Binding: White
  • Fingerboard Bindings: None
  • Headplate: Mahogany
  • Headstock Bindings: None
  • Headstock Inlay: Builder Logo and Josh White signature
  • Top Trim: Violin Lines
  • Back Strip: None
  • Fret Markers: Custom
  • Tuners: ?
    Measurements
  • Scale: 25.25 in. (641 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1 13/16 in. (46.05 mm)
  • String Spacing: 2 3/16 in. (55.55 mm)
  • Body Length: 19 3/4 in.
  • Upper Bout: 11 in.
  • Lower Bout: 15 1/4 in.
  • Serial #: 291
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 1/4 in.
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 1/4 in.
  • Frets to body: 12
    Extras
  • Cutaway: None
  • Pickguard: None
  • Case: OHSC
  • Pickup: none
  • Condition: Very Good. Restored by Master Luthier Bill Tippin and the Ovation Factory. Few top crack repairs, finish work and body shell work. All done as a historic instrument deserves. Now completely stable and solid for years to come.
Artists who play instruments by this builder: Many
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1965 Ovation Josh White - OM Acoustic Guitar Player Reviews

Player Reviews:

"One of the true joys of our business is the occasion when we get to hold history in our hands. Playing this guitar makes me think of the decades of music that passed through the fingers of Josh White and all of the struggles that were the source for the notes. It's an honor to hold this instrument for a little while and our pleasure to offer it here at Dream Guitars to the next guardian of it's history. " - Paul Heumiller

"It's pretty cool to be able to play Josh White's own guitar that he played during the last year of his life. He was such a 1960's Folk icon. The guitar has been repaired and refinished so that it is in great condition for playing or for just keeping as a collectible." - Al Petteway