Date your Ovation

Find out when your Ovation guitar was made.

3-Digit Numbers

Series Number Range Year Made Comments
06-319 1966 Three digits in red ink
320-999 1967 (Feb-Nov) New Hartford; three digits in red ink
1000- 1967 (Nov)-1968 (July) Four digits in black ink, no letter prefix
10000- 1970 (Feb)-1972 (May) Five digits, no letter prefix
A+3 Digits 1968 (July-Nov)
B+3 Digits 1968 (Nov)-1969 (Feb)
B+5 Digits 1974-1979 Magnum solid body basses
C+3 Digits 1969 (Feb-Sept)
D+3 Digits 1969 (Sept)-1970 (Feb)
E+4 Digits 1973 (Jan)-1975 (Feb) Solidbodies
E+5 Digits 1975 (Feb)-1980 Solidbodies
E+6 Digits 1980 (late)-1981 Some UK IIs (does not reflect production)
F,G prefix 1968 (July)-1970 (Feb)
H,I,J,L prefix 1970-1973 Electric Storm Series

6-Digit Numbers

1971-Present (Except Adamas)
Year Made Comment
000001-007000 1972 (May-Dec)  
007001-020000 1973  
020001-039000 1974  
039001-067000 1975  
067001-086000 1976  
086001-103000 1977 (Jan-Sept)  
103001-126000 1977 (Sept)-1978 (Apr)  
126001-157000 1978 (Apr-Dec)  
157001-203000 1979  
211011-214933 1980  
214934-263633 1981  
263634-291456 1982  
291457-302669 1983  
302670-303319 1984 Elites Only
315001-339187 1984 (May-Dec) Balladeers Only
303320-356000 1985-1986  
357000-367999 1987  
368000-382106 1988  
382107-392900 1989  
403760-420400 1990  
421000-430680 1990  
400001-403676 1991  
430681-446000 1991  
402700-406000 1992  
446001-457810 1992  
457811-470769 1993  
470770-484400 1994  
484401-501470 1995  
501471-518689 1996  
518690-528368 1997  
528369-536826 1998  
536827-545890 1999  
545891-555979 2000  
555980-564478 2001  
564479-571883 2002  
571884-579654 2003  
579655-592919 2004  
592920-601450 2005  
601451-609566 2006  
609567-618494 2007  
618495-620263 2008  
620264-621209 2009  
621210-621981 2010  
621982-622147 2011  
622148-622419 2012  
622420-622539 2013  

Adamas Series

Series starts with 0077 in September 1977 (number range) Year made
0077-0099 1977
0100-0608 1978
0609-1058 1979
1059-1670 1980
1671-2668 1981
2669-3242 1982
3243-3859 1983
3860-4109 1984
4110-4251 1985
4252-4283 1986
4284-4427 1987
4428-4696 1988
4697-4974 1989
4975-5541 1990
5542-6278 1991
6279-7088 1992
7089-8159 1993
8160-9778 1994
9779-11213 1995
11214-12448 1996
12449-13020 1997
13021-14623 1998
14624-16136 1999
16137-17393 2000
17394-18961 2001
18962-20040 2002
20041-20802 2003
20803-21085 2004
21086-21514 2005
21515-22211 2006
22212-22522 2007
22523-22878 2008
22879-23155 2009
23156-23402 2010
23403-23591 2011
23592-23763 2012
23764-23845 2013

Collector's Series

Year Collectors edition model number Quantity made
1982 1982-8 1908
1983 1983-B 2754
1984 1984-5 2637
1985 1985-1 2198
2985-1 715
1986 1986-6 1858
2986-6 392
1987 1987-7 820
1987-5 108
1988 1988-P 1177
1989 1989-8 981
1990 1990-7 500
199S-7 750
1990-1 50
199S-1 100
1991 1991-4 1464
1991-5 292
1992 1982-H 1995
1993 1983-4 1537
1994 1994-7 1763
1995 1985-7 1502
1996 1996-TPB 1280
1997 1997-N 935
1997-W 233
1998 1998-NEB 884
1999 1999-RWB 870
2000 2000-TH 719
2001 2001-FR 696
2002 2002-AC 740
2003 2003-VN 612
2005 2005-ES 582
2006 2006-FKOA 537
2007 2007-BCS 558
2008 2008-5 100
2009 2009-FKOA 150