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Ovation 6778 LX Standard Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Ovation 6778 LX Standard Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a more wide-open, full-bodied sound than you've ever heard from an Ovation. AA Sitka ...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Ovation 6778 LX Standard Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a more wide-open, full-bodied sound than you've ever heard from an Ovation. AA Sitka spruce never sounded so sweet. With a re-creation of the original Ovation pickup from 1968 and the OP Pro preamp plus all-new scalloped X bracing. Exotic wood epaulettes and multi-soundhole design make for a unique and striking visage. Redesigned 5-piece neck is lighter and more stable with a dual-action truss rod to control warp and bow.
- AA solid spruce top
- Scalloped X bracing pattern
- Inlaid exotic wood epaulettes
- Mid-depth bowl back
- Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- 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
- Chrome tuners
Reviewed by 31 customers
I have a lot of nice, high-end guitars but this Ovation 6778LX really surprised me. It's got a great feel to it that's very hard to resist. It's also very visually appealing and exhibits a lot of thoughtful craftsmanship. I actually tend to play the Ovation a lot because I'm less worried about damaging the delicate woodstuff or scratching up the finish. The thing is half plastic but you'd never guess from the sound of it. Plus the neck is fast and comfy. I think the shallow bowl back is another thing that makes the guitar so inviting. It's definitely a guitar that begs to be played. Whether you're into fast strumming or delicate fingerpicking, pick one up and I guarantee you'll have a hard time putting it down.
I had and still have a purely acoustic Walden.....bought the Ovation 6778 for upgrades and fact you can use a amp as well to project. Complaints of one only........the neck is slightly too wide but my hands will strengthen. The craftsmanship is great and funtionality is second to no other guitar! The guitar is great unplugged but plugged it comes to life and once you play it plugged will prefer that method of play. I can't say enough of this being my first a/e guitar. Still keeping my Walden but I reach always for the Ovation! This guitar brings any play style to life. Try it and you will not be sorry for the purchase.
I love this guitar with everything i haveplugged or unplugged this guitar plays very well.i have the neb color and it's beautiful guitar.i recommand this guitar for anyone who doesn't want to pay so much money for martin or taylor
The Ovation 6778 LX is truly an outstanding instrument, with the superb unique sound Ovation is world famous for. The original 1968 Pickup & tuner should be improved to 1998 standards; the tuner does not appear to be accurate. But by laying this aside, I still think the is an exceptional deal.
Ovation 6778 LX has many unique and friendly amenities. How many guitars can you pull from their case, push a button and tune in a matter of seconds? Unplugged this rig has rich savory tone...but plugged in, you'll find a whole new world of acoustic/electric magic. I've always been a Martin fan (over 25 years) and a number of years ago became a Taylor fan as well, but now Ovation has become a family member...again. I remember years ago my first Applause tore my finger tips up...Ovation USA has come a long way baby, this guitar ROCKS! You'll find the action and fingerboard is far superior to Ovations made outside of the USA. Every inch of the Standard Elite reflects quality craftsmanship and pride...Support American economy, buy American made, you won't be disappointed and the deal with an unbeatable price!
I bought my 6778 back in 1996, and after almost 10 years I can say that the guitar gets better. People give Ovations flack, saying they don't age into a better sound like an all wood axe. I have to disagree. Worth the price, and something I'll cherish until I day I pass it on.
This is my first hand made american acoustic. I picked it off the wall at the music store, played it unplugged for a while, strings were dead, but when I plugged it in it just came to life. Brought it home, put some new strings on and wow. It plays like my Strat, nice and buttery. The foreign made acoustics I've had in the past, even though some cost nearly as much as this one, can't even come close. I have the black finish on mine and it's a little harder to keep clean, but you should see that baby under stage lights. The flush mounted epaulets really light up. I gave it 8 for quality instead of 10 only because owing to it's being handmade, there are a few imperfections here and there, all cosmetic, nothing to worry about. I spoke to the guys @ ovation here in CT and they were very helpful, very knowledgeable and likable, the kind of people you would want building your guitar. This guitar would be a deal at twice the price.
I got this guitar last November. I think the sound of it is unsurpassed. I base that on having played a friend's Martin D28 last month. This LX definitely rivals it if not betters it. The Lycra bowl is so much more comfortable than any dreadnought style guitar. I have yet to pick up any guitar that feels better than this one. I did change the strings to 11's and find them easier to play than the 13's that it comes with.
I won this on a ebay auction and paid only half of it's price so I may be still excited about it but I can tell you by heart that this guitar is worth its money and sounds like a diamond. Really. Finishes are hand-made and it looks amazingly nice. I got the natural (which in my opinion is the best looking) color. Recommended!
I have played a lot of top brand acoustic or E-Acoustic guitars, including Martin and Taylor. No doubt, this is one of the best. The unplugged sound is no tradtional, it is something that sounds like has been process by a professional sound engineer, in another word, it is someting like you have ever heard in a Music CD. SO when play live the unplugged sound is very clean and no need to be processed. Then plugged sound is also over the top. I recommend this guitar to everyone who plays live than other.
I've owned several Ovations over the years, and this is one of my favs. I find them easier to play than traditional all-wood guitars. They might not sound as good as a high-end Martin or Taylor, but for under $1500 USA-made Ovations can't be beat. The only complaint I have is the low E sounds a bit too "boomy" for my taste. But it plays very well and sounds beautiful, even with the lower gauge strings I put on (11s).
I am not an expert on the finish, but these are beautiful guitars with a sound from heaven. Unplugged, these sound almost perfect, when they are plugged in, that is when this guitar hits that perfect note. It fits right in my hand and in my arms like they were made for them. Don't miss out on this, it's almost too good...
This guitar has to be one of the best A/E i have ever played. The quality of this guitar is amazing and it plays great. The sound is warm and very deep. The price is a little high but right now i am saving up to buy this. Great product
I have been looking for a great Acoustic for just over a year now, and at first I came across the Celebrity Deluxe. Then they came out with the LX, and I fell in love. This guitar has it all, and in my opinion sounds and feels better than Gibson, Martin, or any other. Incredible deal, beautiful looks and sound.
If guitarists who are biased against the non-traditional Ovation design would give this guitar an honest audition, and then admit that they like what their ears are telling them, they'd likely make an Ovation their next acoustic guitar purchase. I've owned some older Ovations, including a deep bowl Legend. This new LX mid-depth Legend has plenty of low-end response and is very loud, too. The overall tone is very even, yet very punchy. I'm not crazy about the raspy Martin rosewood body tone, so this guitar is fine for me. I think the tone is closer to some of the best Gibsons I've heard rather than a Martin type of tone. Again, that's a positive, in my mind. In a blindfold test you'd have no way of knowing that this guitar has a synthetic body. I'm addressing the acoustic tone of the guitar here, as, in my mind, quality amplified tone is a given with an Ovation (or with the guitars of the "sister" company, Takamine). Only a microphone is better. As someone here said Ovation has really improved their guitars with this LX series. They've made an already excellent guitar even better. I also own a newer Legend shallow bowl. It's fine for an amplified acoustic, but the new LX mid-depth is much, much better as an acoustic. The build quality is excellent and the neck is perfect for my tastes. NEB finish is beautiful.
This is the best acoustic/electric I have ever played. It has a very bright not flat tone when played acousticly, but when pugged in,I dare say it's sound is sexy. Not to mention the A-1 looks. Comliments to the chef guys this thing is delicious.
I got my ovation a few months ago when it was on sale and it sounds awsome. Unplugged it has a nice comresed bluesy sound but plugged in is where this guitar really shines with a boss EQ and the onboard electronics you can get amazing sounds. Don't hesitate its a great time to buy!!!
My friend had this guitar and I played it at school. Like the title says: Words can not describe this guitar. The action is perfect just for playing or slide guitar, get a nice blues sound when using a slide. Didn't get a chance to plug it in but the sound alone is amazing. All the finishes are beautiful but I prefer black. I do have plans on buying this.
I bought one of these in March 2005. It sounds great, it plays great, and the the warm New England Burst finish is appropriately named and absolutely gorgeous. I wipe down the guitar after every playing, and only had to adjust the tuners during the first few weeks I had it. Since then, I haven't had to touch the tuners in over two years! I'm due to change the strings now so I suspect a little more tuner interaction as they'll need to stretch some. The intonation is great, and remains so when capo'd. A great buy!The only detrimental thing I can say about it is that due to the curvature of the bowl, I find it somewhat difficult to play when standing up. Admittedly, this is probably more due to my own posture, but still it's the only guitar I have that wants to roll toward me. Playing while seated is a delight.
OK, I admit that I have always loved Ovations. I just don't think that any other manufacturer has gotten the plugged in sound right except Ovation. Having said that, the unplugged sound has, in my opinion, been a little thin compared to traditional dreadnoughts. But wait a minute - enter the LX series!!I have fallen in love with my 6778LX. I got the NEB finish and it is impeccable. The fit and finish of the entire instrument is flawless, but that has always been true of Ovations. The BIG difference is the sound. Acoustically, the LX series is free and open and VERY wooden. I don't know why exactly, except that the new bracing, lighter bowl, and LX neck system have combined to hit a serious home run! It is amazing sounding unplugged and unbelievable plugged in with the vintage pickup and OP-Pro preamp. Way to go Ovation!! The bonus is that it is made in Connecticut - let's keep those American hands working and give Ovation the respect that it deserves. The LX's are truly WORLD CLASS instruments!