• Ovation UK II electric guitar
    Ovation UK II


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  • electric guitars

Dates of manufacture: 

1980 to 1982

The Ovation UK II (Ultra Kamen II, model #1291) has a distinctive double cutaway body made from Urelite (urethane). This tough and light Urelite body is molded over a rigid aluminum frame to create an integral unit from the bridge to the bonded neck joint and on to the nut. The arched-top body is carefully balanced for comfort and control and shaped to hug the body ergonomically. The volume, tone and pickup selector controls can all be adjusted within the hands normal playing arc. Unique SPS switches afford fingertip control over the high output bar-style pickups. The UK IIs advanced double coil humbucking pickups are designed to reproduce a thick sound without distorting. Chrome plated bar style pole pieces are non-magnetised to reduce string pull. Each coil coil has around ten thousand turns of copper wire. The neck is two-piece Honduran mahogany, with a 10" radius ebony fingerboard.

Specifications (21)


1003 × 330 × 57 mm
3.4 kg
Finish colorsblack finish, brown finish, white finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length


Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups


Body materialaluminum body, polyurethane body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway


Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock fingerboard position markers


Hardware colorgold hardware
TunersSchaller tuners


Neck jointbolt on neck, set neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.69 inches wide at nut
Number of frets24 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

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OVATION UK II (MODEL 1291) reviewed by Jeff J

Average: 5 (1 vote)
This is like the Cadillac of guitars. It has it all! Gold hardware, brass nut, ebony fingerboard, beautiful comfortable bound neck, 24 frets, stereo output, phase switching on both blade humbuckers, vol/tone for each pick up, bridge adjusts up and down, left to right, and tilt-wise via a screw in the back. The overwound pickups sound great, and when combined with the neck being both glued in and screwed on, the sustain!!!!! The body is not wood, but a tough foam. People I've showed this to couldn't believe it. A well-kept secret. Maybe not now though!

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