Richie Sambora gets two new Ovation signature guitars

Made famous by the video for Bon Jovi’s 1986 hit “Wanted Dead or Alive,” the iconic Ovation double-necker finally makes its return.

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Ovation has unveiled the new Signature Series Elite Double Neck and RS Rockstar guitars, designed in collaboration with Bon Jovi guitarist, Richie Sambora.

The Richie Sambora Signature Series Elite Double Neck is, as its name suggests, a twin-necked instrument, with one neck boasting a 12-string format. A Sitka spruce top in Gloss Black, an ebony fretboard, star-shaped mother-of-pearl inlays and Sambora’s personal autograph complete the features of this eye-catching axe.

On the other hand, the RS Rockstar is an acoustic-electric that’s only got one neck, but makes up for it by packing in a ton of features. Inspired by Ovation’s Elite series, the RS Rockstar boasts a laminated spruce top, multiple soundholes for articulation, and other features that enhance volume, balance and projection. An Ovation CE304T pickup/preamp system ensures the smooth delivery of that classic Ovation tone.

And it’s all for the love of humanity. Proceeds from the Richie Sambora Signature Series Elite Double Neck will go to Notes for Notes, a non-profit organization that provides youth with free access to musical training and recording. RS Rockstar models will also be donated to Notes for Notes studios in order to equip them with high-quality, professional instruments.

“My relationship with Ovation Guitars goes back to the very beginning,” Sambora said. “They worked with me to help create my original acoustic double neck when nobody else could even figure out how to make one! It’s all come full circle now that these new models will help benefit the next generation of players.”

Check out the promo video from Ovation Guitars below:

For more information, check out ovationguitars.com.

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