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  1. Acoustic-Electric Guitars (23)

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  1. Silver Coverage
    Ovation Custom Legend C2079 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Custom Legend C2079 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Custom Legend C2079 AX Deep Contour...

    The ultimate Ovation at a streamlined price.

    $1,099.00
    MSRP:
    $1,569.00 (save 30%)
    6 Used:
    $703.36
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    Ovation Custom Elite C2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Custom Elite C2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Custom Elite C2078 AX Deep Contour...

    Unmatched playability and innovative multi-soundhole at a streamlined price.

    $1,099.00
    MSRP:
    $1,569.00 (save 30%)
    4 Used:
    $597.86
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    Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $449.00
    MSRP:
    $649.00 (save 31%)
    2 Used:
    $287.36
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    Ovation Elite 1778 TX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Elite 1778 TX Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Elite 1778 TX Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    Ovation's cutting-edge design, dark cosmetics, and an AA solid spruce top make this the perfect...

    $599.00
    MSRP:
    $949.00 (save 37%)
    2 Used:
    $272.58
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    Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $529.00
    MSRP:
    $749.00 (save 29%)
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    Ovation Standard Balladeer 2751 AX 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Standard Balladeer 2751 AX 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Standard Balladeer 2751 AX 12-String...

    Open the door to the world of big Ovation sound with this acoustic-electric 12-string guitar. It has a...

    $799.00
    MSRP:
    $1,149.00 (save 30%)
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    Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $799.00
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    $1,149.00 (save 30%)
    3 Used:
    $511.36
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    Ovation Standard Balladeer 1771 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Standard Balladeer 1771 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Standard Balladeer 1771 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    A mid-depth body, OCP-1K pickup, and carefully chosen solid spruce top give the 1771 AX exceptional tone and...

    $699.00
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    $999.00 (save 30%)
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    $293.58
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    Ovation Celebrity Standard Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Celebrity Standard Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $369.00
    MSRP:
    $529.50 (save 30%)
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    Ovation Celebrity Standard Plus Mid Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Celebrity Standard Plus Mid Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $449.00
    MSRP:
    $649.50 (save 31%)
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    Ovation Standard Balladeer 2771 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Standard Balladeer 2771 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $699.00
    MSRP:
    $999.00 (save 30%)
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    Ovation Elite 2058 TX 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Elite 2058 TX 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Elite 2058 TX 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    A full-featured acoustic-electric with a deep contour body and Ovation electronics for exceptional playability...

    $659.00
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    $949.00 (save 31%)
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    Ovation Celebrity Standard Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Celebrity Standard Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Celebrity Standard Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric...

    Mid-depth bowl and a spruce top for rich, full sounds. Single cutaway gives you easy access to the upper...

    $579.00
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    $829.50 (save 30%)
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    $509.52
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    Ovation Elite 2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Elite 2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Elite 2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    Maximum tone and supreme playability, at a streamlined price.

    $999.00
    MSRP:
    $1,429.00 (save 30%)
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    $679.32
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    Ovation Elite 2078 TX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Elite 2078 TX Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $599.00
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    $859.00 (save 30%)
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    $527.12
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    Ovation iDea Celebrity Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Built-In MP3 Recorder Ovation iDea Celebrity Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Built-In MP3 Recorder
    Ovation iDea Celebrity Acoustic-Electric Guitar with...

    Equipped with mp3 recording and playback, this ovation is truly cutting-edge.

    $619.00
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    $889.00 (save 30%)
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    Ovation Elite TX Mid Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Elite TX Mid Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Elite TX Mid Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    A sound like no other in this Elite mid-depth cutaway.

    $649.00
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    Ovation Legend 2077 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Legend 2077 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Ovation Legend 2077 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric...

    Extraordinary sonic flexibility at a streamlined price.

    $999.00
    MSRP:
    $1,429.00 (save 30%)
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    $419.58
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    Ovation Limited Edition AAAAA Koa Elite Deep Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ovation Limited Edition AAAAA Koa Elite Deep Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    $3,849.00
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    $5,199.00 (save 26%)
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    Ovation Ovation Elite TX A/E D-Scale Mid-Depth Ovation Ovation Elite TX A/E D-Scale Mid-Depth
    $679.00
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    $979.00 (save 31%)
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    $543.20
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Sometimes a talented luthier can come from the most surprising places. The craftsmanship of Ovation Acoustic-Electric Guitars is a great example of that, since the company's founder, Charles Kaman, had a successful career as an aeronautical engineer. The experience he gained in developing composite materials for helicopters turned out to benefit his guitar making, forming the basis for the unique rounded backs found on Ovation's instruments. Even the sitka spruce used for most Ovation tops has a connection to Kaman's aerospace roots, where it's used for helicopter blades.  The rounded composite back is just one of the distinguishing characteristics of an Ovation acoustic-electric guitar. A look at the iDea, Adamas, Elite and Celebrity Deluxe models will reveal another feature that sets those guitars apart: a unique pattern of 22 small tone holes instead of the traditional single one. This design is meant to boost the guitar's volume and reduce feedback when it's amplified, which makes it well-suited to an acoustic-electric model.

Ovation uses a similarly unconventional tone hole design in the Limited Edition Koa Elite, which is one of their most outstanding guitars. Its koa top is perfect if you're into exotic woods for your instruments, and it uses the same deep bowl body as all Ovation guitars to give you powerful unamplified volume and enormous low-end sound. If you prefer a traditional tone hole design, Ovation also has plenty of those on offer, including an Al DiMeola signature model that's designed to keep up with Al's fast playing style and features a preamp that he helped to develop.

The pickups and preamps in all of Ovation's acoustic-electric guitars are some of their greatest strengths. You can put any acoustic guitar in front of a microphone, but an acoustic-electric model gives you even more flexibility with its own built-in pickups that allow you to plug directly into effects pedals and amplifiers, an ability otherwise reserved for electric guitars. When you unplug an acoustic-electric, it performs just like a regular acoustic guitar. Having the option of playing them either way makes these the most versatile guitars you can own.

If you're looking for a truly distinctive instrument, an Ovation acoustic-electric guitar will deliver. Their unique composite back not only creates excellent bass tones and a smooth, resonant sound, it also makes them one-of-a-kind in the world of guitars. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that these aerospace-inspired instruments will have your music flying high.

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