1 Kevin Frye 5 years ago about fifteen years ago, I came across an appearance by Glen Campbell on TV and noticed the guitar he was slinging- a blue burst 12 string with a smaller body that looked to be solid. The well-known Ovation headstock and logo told me who made it.I was intrigued by the sound he was getting from it- I've had several electric and electro-acoustic 12's in my life over the years, and nothing in my experience could produce quite the same sound that blue Ovation could. So I looked into it. It wasn't in the catalogue, and my Ovation dealer (Ward in those days) professed to not have heard of it, so the idea of getting one went on the back burner for the next several years. Then I saw another video of Campbell playing the William Tell Overture on one and the GAS returned. By now, the internet was about, so I was able to do some online looking, which gave me a name- "Bluebird". Now I knew what I wanted. It was a step.Glen's use of the 12-string was really the sole impetus for me to get my first one lo those many years ago, and I managed to get reasonably proficient at flat-picking it (while everyone else told me to play one like McGuinn), and my life-long affinity for all things 12-string can be directly traced back to Campbell's "The Astounding 12-string Guitar of..." album, whichsame I wore out twice.Years - a lot of 'em- went by and I'd almost forgotten about the Bluebird, until a couple of days ago when I saw another Youtube vid. There it was, and suddenly I wanted one all over again.The rub is that there are only six (or maybe five) in the entire universe!!! All were made in one swell foop for Glen between 1978 and 1982. There were also some 6-strings made, but they seem to have vanished. Besides, it is the 12 I am GASsing over...But with a George Harrison played Rickenbacker selling for over a half million recently, what chance have I - a poor, semi-retired Canuck- of scoring one of the two or three Bluebirds still around? If you happen to be at the Country Music HOF you might get a look at one, the family loaned one for a display there, and I know there was one on tour with Glen last year. A third one suffered a broken neck in an airlines incident several years ago and it's fate is unknown, so there are precious few around as a result. This dream may have to wait.