Alright, Guitar Forum. I'm a bassist by trade, but recently my uncle came to town and gave me his old acoustic Ovation. It's a model 1617, and he bought it in 1980.

I went on the Ovation site and came up with these specs:

Body Type: Deep Bowl
Top: Sitka Spruce AAA
Bracing: Ovation A
Scale Length: 25 1/4"
Fretboard: Ebony, Ivory Binding
Fret Inlay: 15 Pearl
Bridge: Walnut
Pickup: Piezoelectric
Nutwidth: 1 11/16"
Machines: Deluxe 24k Gold Plated

Sound any good to you? I'd be really grateful if you guys could tell how much it's worth (not that I plan on selling it).

Also, it is in dire need of new strings as he had it sitting around in storage for several years. What do you guys reccomend as far as acoustic strings?

I would give pics, but I don't have a camera on me.
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