This Ovation Elite Standard 2778AX features a hand-selected, deluxe AA solid spruce top with perfectly scalloped bracing, and Ovation’s Deep Contour Cutaway Bowl composite body, which maximizes acoustic output. The roundback body is ergonomically designed for comfort in any playing position. Ovation’s pioneering multi-soundhole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. (Putting the "ports" in the upper bouts leaves more of the center of the guitar's top intact, increasing resonance.) The guitar’s upper-bout soundholes are inlaid with exotic hardwoods, and the deep cutaway offers an all-access pass to the 5-piece mahogany/maple neck. Of course, the Elite’s OP-Pro preamp and OCP-1K pickup produce uncompromising plugged-in performance, and the Pearl White finish and exotic wood epaulets give this guitar a stage-ready bling factor.
Made from glass-microsphere impregnated Lyrachord composite, Ovation’s Contour Bowl is designed to provide maximum acoustic response without the instability found in wooden bodies. Sculpted to fit the contour of the player’s anatomy, the lightweight Lyrachord body is a joy to hold, whether sitting or standing. The Deep Contour Bowl body has the acoustic projection, midrange punch, and focused bottom end of a traditional jumbo-style instrument, yet offers the playing comfort that must be experienced to fully appreciate. With its tough-as-nails construction, this body shape represents the latest evolution of Ovation’s pioneering roundback design.
Designed in collaboration with jazz guitarist Al Di Meola and acoustic rocker Melissa Etheridge, the OP-Pro preamp combines state-of-the-art audio quality with exclusive features designed to meet the needs of professional guitarists. This easy-to-operate unit offers 3-band EQ, a preset tone enhancement circuit, a battery status light, and a chromatic tuner. The OP-Pro will please even the most discriminating player.
This guitar's Pearl White finish is stunningly beautiful, was originally made for the European market, and is rarely seen on this side of the Atlantic. Ovation recently took new corporate ownership and when this happens it isn't uncommon to see new owners changing product mix. It needed no refurbishing, is free of any player's wear and has no scratches, dings or cosmetic blemishes.
Included with your guitar is the correct Ovation Gig Bag.
About Our Setup:
Although this guitar played “well enough to sell” when it arrived here at LightSpeed Music, I have just given it a full "post factory" setup. The truss rod was checked and adjusted. Then, the frets were leveled, crowned and polished. These first two steps allowed me to lower the saddle and nut a bit and improve the action, while still keeping the guitar free of fret buzz. The fretboard and bridge were conditioned and the nut slots were lubed and polished. The electronics were tested and given a protective application of contact cleaner and lube. Everything was snugged up and then it was polished. Lastly, it was given a fresh set of S.I.T. 80/20 Golden Bronze strings gauged .012" to .052".
Why Buy From LightSpeed Music?
The pictures shown in the listing are of the actual instrument you will receive. Every piece of wood is unique, and you deserve to see exactly what you are buying. We know that buying musical gear online is hard, so we welcome any questions you have. If you would like an "in hand" description or you need more details, please contact us.
This instrument was inspected and tested at our supplier, in the USA. Final checking, polishing and setup is performed here, in our shop. Ovation requires our supplier to mark “used” on the back of the headstock and assign it a new serial number. It's a big internet, and we know you have many choices. As such, we are thankful for the thousands of musicians that have chosen us, and hope to be able to add you to our family.
Ovation Elite Standard 2778AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:
Body Style: Deep Contour Cutaway
Top: AA Solid Sitka Spruce
Neck: 5-Pc Mahogany & Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Natural
Bracing: X Scalloped
Scale Length: 25-¼"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Fretboard Radius: 10"
Inlays: Pearl Dots/Diamonds
Bindings: Body Top & Neck
Rosette: Inlaid Exotic Hardwood Epaulets
Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
Finish: Pearl White
Tuners: Sealed, Die-Cast
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable