SOLD – Ovation 1711 Standard Balladeer Electric (1994)


This is a wonderful 1994 version of the guitar that launched Ovation. I’ve talked about how much I like Ovation guitars before. They sound great and play great. This one is no different and it’s in amazing shape for a 27-year-old guitar. I don’t think it got much playing time with its previous owner. This would make a great working guitar. It’s rock-solid with really nice electronics. If you’re looking for a more vintage Ovation that’s in great shape, this is it. Check it out. There is a sticker on the inside that says “Factory Reconditioned Guitar”.

Doc Hanson’s Good Time Guitars: Every guitar I sell has at a minimum has been cleaned, the action adjusted to a good playing height, new strings installed, and tested by me. If the guitar has electronics, these have been tested and repaired if needed. I do not sell guitars that don’t work properly. If the guitar has been repaired prior to me receiving it, I make every attempt to describe those repairs in the listing. If I have made repairs on the guitar, I will describe them in the listing. I attempt to be as accurate and transparent as possible in my descriptions but acknowledge that I don’t know everything and can make errors. My list prices are based on the assessed condition of the guitar and market rates. I will entertain reasonable offers, and reject low-balls. My desire is to get good guitars into the hands of people to play and enjoy. I charge a flat shipping rate for every guitar shipped within the US. If you are in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and want to look at a guitar, or pick up locally, let me know. Thanks for looking and keep on pickin’. Doc Hanson.


Brand:  Ovation
Model: 1711 Standard Balladeer Electric
Serial Number: 478427
Year Made: 1994
Made In: New Hartford, CT  USA
Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Lyrachord (Deep-Bowl)
Finish: Gloss Poly
Shape: 14 fret
Neck: Cedro
Fret Board: Rosewood
Headstock: Cedro with decal logo
Fretboard Inlays: Dot inlays, Side position markers
Bridge: Rosewood
Bracing: Ovation X bracing
Scale Length: 25 1/4″
Width @ Nut: 1 11/16″
String Height @ 12th Fret: 3/32″
Binding: Multi-ply binging on top
Sound Hole: Ovation rosette
Tuners: Chrome closed gear
Electronics: OEM piezo pickup with  3 band preamp, works great.
Structural Issues: None
Cosmetic Issues: A few small nicks on front otherwise Excellent condition
Case: Original Ovation case, excellent condition
Accessories: Packaged fun