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Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar has awesome sound unplugged or plugged in. A new scalloped X bracing pattern combined with the vin...Click To Read More About This Product

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Astounding new wide-open, warmer tone and luxury appointments!

The Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar has awesome sound unplugged or plugged in. A new scalloped X bracing pattern combined with the vintage sound of the original Ovation pickup and OP Pro preamp draws amazing resonance from the solid spruce top. Inlaid exotic wood epaulettes add astounding visuals while the special multiple soundhole design allows the top to vibrate more freely. Redesigned 5-piece neck is lighter and features a dual-action truss rod and an advanced neck joint and heel block for increased stability. Ovation includes a hardshell case with the 1778 LX Elite Guitar.

FEATURES
  • Solid spruce top
  • Scalloped X bracing pattern
  • Inlaid exotic wood epaulettes
  • Ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlays
  • Lightweight 5-piece advanced neck
  • Dual-action truss rod
  • Graphite neck stabilizers over the joint
  • Dual-clamp heel block
  • Original 1968 Ovation pickup
  • OP Pro preamp
  • 33% lighter Lyrachord GS bowl
  • Ebony bridge
  • Gold tuners
  • Hardshell case included
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Ovation1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 20 reviews)

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5.0

Really a fine all around guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This new Ovation is gorgeous. The inlaid eps look amazing. The Ovation redesign has led to a fine much "woodier" unplugged sound (you can create a wider variety of sound than the recent new elites) The wood elements are all first rate and the mid-size bowl is lighter than previous models. The plugged sound doesn't take much adjusting to get a perfectly good amplified voice. High quality components (ebony bridge and fingerboard), onboard tuner, beautiful finish on the AA top. If you're not an Ovation fan this may be the one to sway your opinion. I'm not sure which feature it could add that it doesn't have, it feels light but solidly made and I haven't found a flaw yet, it seems like you can't ask for more for the money, made in USA... overall 10!

 
5.0

A Work Of Art

By Justyn83

from King George, Va.

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Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great Guitar, beautiful to hold. The neck is a little wide, compared to my other Ovations, but is a work of art to look at. The OP Pro tuner/pre amp gives a better sound through the amp than the OP-30 that my other guitars have. The Guitar sounds better through the Amp than any other Ovation.

 
5.0

Almost as good as 20 years ago.

By Stevo57

from Brighton, MI

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is my first Ovation in 20 years, and I am pleasantly surprised. The quality issues of the past appear to be resolved. The Elite LX is a solid, well thought-out guitar. The pick-ups much better than years past. Overall theis is a good guitar for a good price.

 
5.0

awsome improvements

By Flietyer

from Shepherd MT

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Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I actually have the 12-string equivelant to this model. Plays beautiful right out of box. The onboard tuner shuts down a little quick for a twelve string, I have to turn it on twice to adjust all twelve strings. The new finish is a lot more appealing with the wood inlaid instead of set on top of the top.It has great tone and projection. I'm not sure how it is amplified as the acoustics are louder than the small practice amp I have. I can't hear the amp over the guitar.I would highly recommend any of the new LX models.

 
5.0

Space Age Materials Make Better Sounds

By Hopkorv

from North Troy, VT

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Just got my Ovation Elite LX 1778 in Black, and I have always wanted and Ovation and have played on Taylors, Takamines, and Martins but nothing compares to the engineering that went into this incredible guitar..I just got mine last month and it makes me want to practice and play more often due to the comfort when seated and the tremendous sound and resonance..Every one of my friends who comes over has to pick it up and play! I know that the "purist's" steer away from non-traditional materials but the sound(s) speak for themselves..I'll never part with this guitar and take it with me everywhere in all conditions as the built in tuner always keep up with temperature and hunidity changes and you always stay in tune..Hat's off to the folks at Ovation..The best all around sound on stage , studio, and even outdoors as the brilliance and volume make an amplifier almost un-necessary with this puppy..

 
5.0

great guitar

By stratman420-Gl0aY

from MA

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Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i have ad this guitar for about 5 months and i have wanted to wait before i gave a reveiw. this guitar has a great sound and is perfect for pretty much and sstyle of music u can think of. it sounds great with plugged in and great unplugged. the action is incredibly low and the guitar is extremely light. it not only is a great sounding guitar but is a great looking guitar. the mahogony neck is gorgeous and the top is a little bit figured on mine. i would definately say buy this guitar cuz xi havent played anything better and i have played gibsons, taylors, breedloves, and martins and none have sounded better. ORDER THIS GUITAAR

 
5.0

Elite is elite

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great sounding instrument that is pretty to the eye. A rare combination.

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar

By Yamahafan

from Northern MN

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Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This has now become my 3rd Ovation, and most certainly the last acoustic guitar I will need to buy. Each of my 2 prior Ovations were upgrades to better models. I purchase this earlier in the yaer but wanted to hold off on a review until I had some time into it. Out of the box, (black version) it was the most beautiful guitar I had ever seen. While it played nice, there was some room for improvement on the setup. I found that with the stock shim, the action was a little too high, and without it a little too low. I replaced the stock shim with one made from material 1/2 the thickness. Add to that a set of extra light strings and now I have the finest playing acoustic I have ever played. I hear the same thing from anyone who plays it. It seriously plays as well as my Gibson SG electric. The sound unplugged is wonderful. I no longer get drowned out by other acoustics like I did with my earlier (less expensive) Ovations. Plugged in has also exceeded my expectations. Whether I plug directly into th PA or even running through my Marshall, it sounds great!As far as price, in my opinion it's worth every penny. As it stands right now, I would pay more if I had to. I have received more compliments on this guitar than anything in my entire life.Summary; it looks beautiful, it plays like a dream, and the sound is incredible.

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar

By By-Tor

from LaGrange IL

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i bought this guitar used at a local music store, i didnt knwo what i was getting, its amazing, and i love it, its got a greattone, and a beautiful sound, it even has a tuner on it! haha

 
5.0

Classy instrument

By Cat In The Hat

from Kenner, LA

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Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

What a truly amazing sounding guitar. I've wanted an Ovation for years and finally had the means available to get one. This guitar feels great in my hands; the neck is wonderfully smooth and fast, the finish is eye-catching, and the quality of sound is what it's all about, right? This guitar sounds great unplugged, but plugged in it gets the job done easily and then some! My only complaint about Ovations is the rounded back (it's hard to find a comfortable position sometimes and it slides out from under me), but considering everything, it's a small matter for me. I love this instrument and I think Ovation has a serious guitar with this model.

 
5.0

Candy for my senses

By WynknSmyle

from Havelock, NC (now Iraq)

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Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just received my 1778 LX Elite today. This is as good an investment as any of my other guitars. It plays beautifully, plugged AND unplugged. It's absolutely gorgeous. Slippage while sitting? Not so much anymore. There is a spot on the bowl, that is unfinished, to reduce slippage. Fantastic. The neck is finished, which requires less maintanance than an raw, oiled neck. Sometimes I prefer an unfinished neck. That isn't the case with this guitar. My guitar came perfectly set up, and tuned. Taking into account I live in Hawaii, that's incredible. Being able to play a guitar right out of the box is a huge bonus. That alone says something about the durability. The onboard tuner is a great thing to have. The whole OP Pro system is easy to use. I am very very pleased with my new guitar. I have no doubts that you would be also.

 
5.0

Prettier than expected!!

By mjoforiam

from Bainbridge, PA

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a beautiful guitar. I ordered the black cherry burst, and it is stuning. This is my first ovation, and I have to be honest it took a little getting used to, but after playing it now for a week I like it more and more every time I pick it up and play it. The crafstmanship is great. Even though I love the finish, I wish they had some sort of pick guard, I'm afraid it will scratch it. It would probably ruin the look though, that's probably why they don't make one. All in all it has been a great buy and it was a nice experience buying from this site. This was the first guitar that I bought without trying it first, and I am quite pleased. I think I will always be a little apprehensive about ordering this way, but so far so good!

 
5.0

Forget Everything You've Heard

By no bode uno

from Blu Ridge Mtns.

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This Ovation is a great guitar. Acoustically unlike other Ovations, richer and woodier in tone, loud and focused with projection like nothing else. An awesome blend of beauty, craftsmanship, and hi-tech materials. I have a natural with a stunning AAA spruce top. This site is a great place to buy one. You will not be disappointed in this guitar.

 
5.0

Amazing Instrument

By Loadtoad

from Forest City, North Carolina

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've wanted an Ovation since I started playing around 11 years ago. I brought home my first one yesterday, an Elite 1778 LX. This thing is gorgeous! The inlaid woodwork is just unbelivable. I've to the honey burst finish and the thing just looks wet. I want to hold it and cry. It really is a wonderfull work of art. Unplugged the guitar sounds awesome! I've had several other friends that I've shown it off to reply with how great it sounds. Plugged in.. all I can say is wow, I'm totally pleased with this purchase! I am absolutly in love with this Guitar!

 
5.0

Great Guitar for a Decent Price!

By Keith-MdeDm

from Illinois

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Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I purchased a blemished model from MusiciansFriend. This guitar is versatile. I can go from jazz fingerstyle, to classical, to strumming folk songs with no problem. I never liked the unplugged sound of Ovations. This new LX bracing makes a huge difference in the acoustic sound. I sold my Taylor 310CE because it can't compete with the Ovation 1778LX. Great guitar!

 
5.0

Ovation Elite LX Natural

By Mike W

from Port Orchard, WA

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I absolutely love what they did with the epaulets (inlaid). If you are a fan of the Elites this should be reason enough to get an LX. But it gets better.Very playable, very even on the tone - down low it has a real growl and the high end is defined but not brassy. More often I finger pick with hammer-ons and pulls - THERE IS REAL DEPTH COMING OUT OF THIS GUITAR! My other guitar/comparison is a Guild D50 built in 1967. The LX (brand new out of the box) has the low end of the dreadnaught. It has a darn good start on the 36 years of tone as well.It has the projection that only a Roundback can give!The OP Pro gives excellent visual reference when tuning with the lighted indicator. The pick up is the best available on any A/E out there.It is an outstanding acoustic instrument with extreme potential when plugged in. If you shop around for a good price you'll get an incredible value.

 
5.0

Love my Elite LX

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

My 3rd Ovation, crisp and clean plugged in or unplugged. Cherry Burst stunning! I can play it all night long!

 
5.0

Great guitar

By brinoc

from orange, CA

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Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great sound, easy to play, worth the money!!

 
5.0

Passion Revived

By watertree

from Kings Mtn., NC

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was apprehensive about buying a guitar I could not play first but all of my expecations were met when I opened the box. The BCB is a work of art. The quality of sound is equal to my son's much more expensive Taylor 614-CE with better base. The playability is excellent. I put off buying a new guitar for years but my passion for playing has been revived. I you are not sure about the round back, relax, it makes playing more confortable. after playing for over a month the old box feels bulky. I've been converted.

 
5.0

Sounds that Echo

By Mogollonman58

from From Payson, AZ

Comments about Ovation 1778 LX Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

In 1977 a guy on the ship I was on had an Ovation and said one day I would own one. Now I have two, an S861 Balladeer Special and my New Elite LX 1778LX Natural, which I love. This is one beautiful Guitar. I've owned many guitars and Ovation is my favorite by far. The tone is superb. The action on the neck is fast and smoothe. The medium bowl has such a different sound than the shallow bowl on the S861. The new Inlaid Exotic Wood Epaulets are attractive and produce a great sound. I would recommend this guitar to anyone. The onboard tuner is great and The Pro OP system is easy to use. The price is great. Plugged-in or Unplugged, EXCELLENT GUITAR. Buy this guitar you won't regret it.

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