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Dates of manufacture:
The GS was Ovation's take on the Fender stratocaster. By the time this model was made Ovation had outsourced the production of bodies and necks to Samick in Korea, but the final assembly was done in the USA.
It is a typical Strat clone, strat-style body, 21 fret bolt-on maple necks with maple or rosewood fretboard. There were six GS variations (GS1-J, GS1-F, GS2-J, GS2-F, GS3-J, GS3-F - designated model numbers 1412, 1413, 1414, 1415, 1418 and 1419). The models had different pickup configurations, came with or without pickguard and had different bridge options (Kahler Flyer or a traditional vintage strat style vibrato unit).
The pickups were made by DiMarzio: either the DP-100 Super Distortion, the DP-103 PAF, the DP-108 single coils, or the DP-101 offset humbuckers. There were 6 finish options: black, white, red, blue, sunburst and natural.
Prices when new in 1985 started at $315 for the GS1-J and went up to $485 for a GS2 or GS3 with Kahler Flyer and sunburst finish.
|Made in||Korea, USA|
|Body style||super strat style body|
|Bridge||Kahler Flyer locking tremolo, tremolo bridge|
|1985||$200||new||Ruben Remus||I got the dual-humbucker version (black). Hated the buzzing of the springs, so I removed them, locked down the tremolo mechanism and removed the string-locking mechanism at the nut.|
|1984||$319||new||guitar-list||Recommended retail price from Ovation catalog.|