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Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar  

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    A classical guitar you can amplify.

    The nylon-string Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar has a super-shallow Lyrachord cutaway body with a cedar top. Electronics include a Thinline pickup and an OP-20 preamp with 3-band EQ, a preshape control, and chromatic tuner. Appointments include a rosewood fretboard, walnut bridge, oakleaf rosette, and chrome machines with white buttons. 25-1/4" scale length with a 1-7/8" nut width.

    Case sold separately.

    Features

    • 6-string nylon
    • Body type: super-shallow cutaway
    • Top: cedar
    • Bracing: classic
    • Scale length: 25-1/4"
    • Fretboard: rosewood
    • Bridge: walnut
    • Rosette: oakleaf
    • OP-20 preamp with 3-band EQ, preshape control, and chromatic tuner
    • Thinline pickup
    • Nut width: 1-7/8"
    • Machines: chrome with white buttons
    • Case sold separately

    Order today and crank up the Bach.

     
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    OvationCC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar
     
    4.5

    (based on 21 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    A highly playable, versatile gem of an instrument

    This guitar is an excellent and versatile instrument, well suited to both students and professionals alike. To quote my drummer, "If my first acoustic guitar had been this comfortable and easy to...Read complete review

    This guitar is an excellent and versatile instrument, well suited to both students and professionals alike. To quote my drummer, "If my first acoustic guitar had been this comfortable and easy to play, I'd probably have become a guitarist." As with most Ovations, while this guitar sounds fine for playing solo acoustically, it really shines when plugged in, especially if you know how to use the built in EQ - try it through a small stereo PA or, better yet, a stereo modelling unit plugged into a small stereo PA. Do yourself a favour, and put a set of D'Addario Pro Arte Composite strings on it - you'll be delighted with the tonal improvements.

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    Classical guitar for non-classical music

    I got this guitar for my studio to teach with. If you are looking for a "Classical" electric acoustic guitar, this is not it. It has a shallow plastic round...Read complete review

    I got this guitar for my studio to teach with. If you are looking for a "Classical" electric acoustic guitar, this is not it. It has a shallow plastic round back, which I guess Ovation fans are crazy about, and doesn't have the resonance/acoustics you expect from a "classical" guitar. Plus, the rounded back keeps slipping off my thigh when I played with my footstool. However, it sounded pretty good when I plugged it in to my mixer with some lexicon reverbs and strummed some bossa-novas and jazz. The neck is narrower than Classical guitar's neck and VERY thin. I guess it's good for plugged live performance and recording, but NOT for classical. Oh, by the way, the built-in tuner was neat!!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Happy with the Ovation CC059

    Pros

    • Excellent condition

    Cons

    • Needed New Strings

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

      Wish I could give this a 6 star! My guitar arrived in 3 bus. days(as promised)foam wrapped and double-boxed in a well-packed Ovation shipping box. My nervousness turned to joy when I opened the box and it sparkled in the sunlight like a brand new guitar. I bought it used "Condition Level-3" but it could easily have been a Level-1 guitar. Actually it appeared as though it had never been played and the electronics worked perfectly. It more than exceeded my expectations. This is a professional-grade guitar! Slapped on a new set of strings and plugged it in to hear it realy sing ! This is my 2nd Ovation, I bought my first (a "Balladeer") in 1976 not far from the factory. Did some research & called the factory, gave them the serial # and learned it was made in Oct. of 2012, Wow! less than a year & a half old. Also, the CC059 (Celebrity Classic) will fit perfectly in the Ovation 8117-0 hard-shell case designed for the "super-shallow" bowl. All the MusiciansFriend reps were awesome, and really concerned that I would be staisfied. So I ordered from them the case (arrived today!) thanks M's Friend I'm very happy with the guitar and the service.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ovation CC059 Guitar

      By Mustangbob

      from Richland, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Made my wife very happy

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        I bought this as a gift for my wife who has wanted an Ovation Guitar for many years. I bought this guitar thinking it was used. But it is in such great condition, I don't think that a new one could have looked any nicer. Thanks Musicansfriend for a beautiful guitar and very fast shipping.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sounding guitar

        By Richard

        from Camarillo, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Amp Pluging
        • Built In Tunner
        • Great sound

        Cons

        • Harder To Balance On Leg

        Best Uses

        • Plubic Performances

        Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        Overall this is a great guitar, easier to play with the nylon strings.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Electric Classical Tone -- NO Feedback!

        By TKHIGGS

        from Center Point, AL

        Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        This guitar is DESIGNED to be played through an amp/sound system. It is not designed to be played as an acoustic. The CC059 has a laminated top because it is designed to be played through an amp at loud volume and not feedback! This is the purpose of this guitar! If you want a "classical guitar" then buy one. If you want classical tone at loud volume, buy this one. This is not a traditional classical guitar... I'm glad. This guitar does what it is designed to do very well at a great price!
        On board tuner, 3-band EQ, 1 7/8 neck, No Feedback Design!
        Excellent craftmanship. No problems with design, set up, frets, or materials.
        You can buy a more expensive electric classical; however, you can't find one that does better than what this guitar is designed to do: Play a "classical" sound through an amp. With the features and quality, why pay more?

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One Great Guitar

        By George R.

        from Williamsport pa.

        Ask me a question

        Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        I just got mine today.The g string made a rattling sound ,then I changed the CHEAP strings that came on the guitar ,and it now sounds and plays great!But note this is a cross over not a standard classical guitar!

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best

        By Flopes

        from São Paulo, SP

        Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        I've played this guitar at my friend's house, and this is the best nylon guitar I played. It's not exactly a "classical" guitar, but classical is not my style, so it's OK. It has a nice sound, has a chromatic tuner and it is very comfortable.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A more modern classical

        Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        The instrument is well built. The fit and finish are better than you'd expect for the price. The acoustic tone is thinner than a full-sized classical, but the projection is much better than traditional designs. Mine had a small sliver of wood debris in the nut slot for the D string, causing it to buzz like a sitar when played open. I scratched the flake out of there and it's played great ever since. The preamp offers a lot of variation in sound which makes it easy to alter your tone depending on the setting in which you're playing.This is *not* a classical guitar though. It's comfortable; everything on it is lightly closer together. The round back does have a tenency to creep outward on your leg if you play in a seated position, so you may have to jog the bottom of the body closer to you during play.For Bossa Nova and Jazz, this a great guitar with a lot more comfort (once you sand-down the saddle a few millimeters to drop the action) than a standard-built classical in the price range.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Classical guitar for non-classical music

        Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        I got this guitar for my studio to teach with. If you are looking for a "Classical" electric acoustic guitar, this is not it. It has a shallow plastic round back, which I guess Ovation fans are crazy about, and doesn't have the resonance/acoustics you expect from a "classical" guitar. Plus, the rounded back keeps slipping off my thigh when I played with my footstool. However, it sounded pretty good when I plugged it in to my mixer with some lexicon reverbs and strummed some bossa-novas and jazz. The neck is narrower than Classical guitar's neck and VERY thin. I guess it's good for plugged live performance and recording, but NOT for classical. Oh, by the way, the built-in tuner was neat!!

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A highly playable, versatile gem of an instrument

        By Omnivious

        from Canada

        Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        This guitar is an excellent and versatile instrument, well suited to both students and professionals alike. To quote my drummer, "If my first acoustic guitar had been this comfortable and easy to play, I'd probably have become a guitarist." As with most Ovations, while this guitar sounds fine for playing solo acoustically, it really shines when plugged in, especially if you know how to use the built in EQ - try it through a small stereo PA or, better yet, a stereo modelling unit plugged into a small stereo PA. Do yourself a favour, and put a set of D'Addario Pro Arte Composite strings on it - you'll be delighted with the tonal improvements.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice in between

        By Bertlynn

        from Toronto

        Comments about Ovation CC059 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        This is a beautiful guitar. I have big fingers and the extra wide neck feels great. This is definitely what one should consider a hybrid. Not quite a classical guitar that is for sure. It is ideal for the Jazz player who wants to do a bit of everything else. Action is good, no fret buzz and for price I would recommend this guitar to anyone.

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