1 DCBirdMan 1 month ago I thought they came along in early 70s but they had been around a few years. Maybe early 70s was when Glen Campbell started his endorsement. So they were The Future, etc w/ plastic bowl back, onboard pickup... was it their own design or a Barcus Berry or some other earlier name on the acoustic pickup scene? Haven't heard that name -- Barcus Berry-- for a long time also. So many other players got in the gameSo they were there on the country scene, (the Campbell influence) and the rock world.... Dave Mason left his old Martins @ home and used Ovations on tour.... plenty of others as well... and Ovation must have been happy to see them on the McCartney/Wings 1976 tour. Of course there were the goofy electrics, etc. but I am interested to know if the stuff that was so modern and cool on the acoustics then still has an appeal over 40 years later.