In 1967 Ovation decided to introduce a line of semi-solidbody guitars.  These were archtop thin-bodies instruments, similar to a Gibson ES-335 and called the Electric Storm Series. Production ended around 1972.

This is one of the first ones made.

Tornado Specs:

  • DeArmond humbuckers
  • 2 Volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector
  • Arched Sitka spruce top
  • Maple back and sides
  • Hardrock maple neck
  • Kluson Deluxe tuners
  • 21 fret brazillian rosewood fretboard with nickel silver frets and MOP dots
  • 24 1/2 scale
  • Bigsby style vibrato