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    Stage-light friendly and tonally tight.

    The Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar's cosmetics include gold sealed tuners, bound rosewood fretboard, abalone top binding and fretboard dots, and multichromatic wood epaulet inlays. Spruce top, Lyrachord back, and OP-4BT preamp pump out punchy tone with sparkling highs. Onboard tuner, gain, and 3-band EQ help you tweak your tone and your tuning.

    Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

    Features

    • Gold sealed tuners
    • Bound rosewood fretboard
    • Abalone top binding
    • Fretboard dots and multichromatic wood epaulet inlay

    Dressed to kill, just for you. Order today.

     
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    OvationCelebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.5

    (based on 30 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Made in China / Played in China

    When I moved to China, I left my U.S. made Balladeer with my daughter, and brought a Korean made, solid top Celebrity with me. I play 2 or 3 shows per week,...Read complete review

    When I moved to China, I left my U.S. made Balladeer with my daughter, and brought a Korean made, solid top Celebrity with me. I play 2 or 3 shows per week, and when my old Celebrity was accidentally damaged, I needed a new guitar immediately. A U.S. made guitar is REALLY expensive here, so I decided to buy a Celebrity, and wait until I returned to the states to buy a Standard Elite. After playing 4 shows with the CC 44, I don't think I will buy the Standard Elite...this guitar sounds that good. Like all round back Ovations, if you play standing up, just move the strap botton to the bottom side of the neck to keep the guitar from rotating belly up, and you are good to go. Really a nice guitar...don't hesitate to buy one!!
    I bought my Celebrity CC 44 in Shanghai, where I have lived for 3 years. It has a beautiful sunburst finish that doesn't even appear on the Ovation web-site. My guitar came with an OP30 preamp, which is an ugrade from the standard OP-4BT preamp. Also, I will never buy another center sound hole model...the multi sound hole design just sounds better...more volume, and better sustain.
    The action was perfect with the stock EXP light strings - very low, with no fret buzz. The action was so low in fact, that tuned down to D, it started to buzz. Super easy to fix...I just put on some heavier strings, which pulled the neck just right, AND added some nice bottom end. Tuning shifts a little when using a capo, which is annoying but I use the onboard tuner to re-tune with the capo in place. This takes only 10 seconds or so.
    Cosmetics aren't 100% perfect, but my CC 44 does not look, feel, play, and most importantly, does not sound like an inexpensive "assembly line" guitar.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Like a really pretty, really ditzy girl

    I was in love with this guitar's physical beauty for maybe two months before its less-than-par personality began to show through. I will say that everyone comments on this guitar's wonderful cosmetic appeal (when...Read complete review

    I was in love with this guitar's physical beauty for maybe two months before its less-than-par personality began to show through. I will say that everyone comments on this guitar's wonderful cosmetic appeal (when referring to it I often hear 'oh you mean your really pretty guitar?'). But I will also say that among my guitarist friends it is roundly hated.The no. 1 biggest issue with this guitar is the action. It is set extremely high and any attempt to lower it results in resounding buzz that obscures its already questionable tonal quality. Even with the action set factory-high, metal strings (elixir nanoweb extra lights if you must know) lead to continuous buzzing that not only make my audiences plug their ears but make me feel like a terrible player. Martin silk and steels alleviate the issue somewhat, but the guitar still feels like its got an attitude problem.The plugged-in sound gives a very Stephen Lynch is-that-really-an-acoustic-guitar tone that, while it makes me feel funny like Stephen Lynch, does not inspire me to write the next Stairway to Heaven. Feedback is terrible when you make the mistake of distorting this whiny little kid, although its electronics do offer a fairly good way to tweak the terrible tone coming out of this pretty little box.I plan to sell it to some other unwary soul who will again be enamored of its physical beauty and forget to get to know it first. I am a bad person but I will soon have a good guitar.

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    5.0

    Excellent intermediate acoustic

    By Guitarman

    from Australia

    Pros

    • Built In Tuner That Works
    • Excellent Build Quality
    • Feels Really Nice To Hold
    • Stays in tune well
    • Unique Look And Tone

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Jamming With Mates
    • Practice
    • Small gigs
    • Strumming Along At Home

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The Ovation CC44 is a guitar that some love and some hate. Play one next time you are at your local store and you will be able to tell pretty quickly. For me, this is the perfect guitar to sit around and strum/practice, and apparently a lot of people gig with them too. Also has a built in tuner which works quite well and and the hardware/build quality are all of a high standard. I cannot comment on the pickup as yet as I have not plugged it in.

    In comparison to the low end taylors, low end takamines and high end yamaha and corts available where I live within price proximity, this one just felt much more right to me and the price I got was amazing for an Australian seller (we can't ship from any of the great online US music shops).

    Low playing action for a lower priced acoustic
    roundback is comfortable to play
    Unique appearance
    In my opinion, a great tone
    Stays in tune well

    I cannot stress enough that the looks and tone of this axe aren't for everyone. Test one before buying and you will see what I mean. I love it,but I van easily understand that it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Made in China / Played in China

    By John Diggs

    from Shanghai, China

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    When I moved to China, I left my U.S. made Balladeer with my daughter, and brought a Korean made, solid top Celebrity with me. I play 2 or 3 shows per week, and when my old Celebrity was accidentally damaged, I needed a new guitar immediately. A U.S. made guitar is REALLY expensive here, so I decided to buy a Celebrity, and wait until I returned to the states to buy a Standard Elite. After playing 4 shows with the CC 44, I don't think I will buy the Standard Elite...this guitar sounds that good. Like all round back Ovations, if you play standing up, just move the strap botton to the bottom side of the neck to keep the guitar from rotating belly up, and you are good to go. Really a nice guitar...don't hesitate to buy one!!
    I bought my Celebrity CC 44 in Shanghai, where I have lived for 3 years. It has a beautiful sunburst finish that doesn't even appear on the Ovation web-site. My guitar came with an OP30 preamp, which is an ugrade from the standard OP-4BT preamp. Also, I will never buy another center sound hole model...the multi sound hole design just sounds better...more volume, and better sustain.
    The action was perfect with the stock EXP light strings - very low, with no fret buzz. The action was so low in fact, that tuned down to D, it started to buzz. Super easy to fix...I just put on some heavier strings, which pulled the neck just right, AND added some nice bottom end. Tuning shifts a little when using a capo, which is annoying but I use the onboard tuner to re-tune with the capo in place. This takes only 10 seconds or so.
    Cosmetics aren't 100% perfect, but my CC 44 does not look, feel, play, and most importantly, does not sound like an inexpensive "assembly line" guitar.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Ever

    By BestofBest

    from noneofurbusiness

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is the best I have ever had. It has a built in tuner, and it is the best acoustic-electric ever! If anyone is not sure about purchasing or not, I'd say, "Buy this. It is the best of the best!" Before, I played on a Martin and a Yamaha. Nothing can be compared to this guitar.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Introductory Guitar

    By jbailes

    from Apopka, FL

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The Ovation CC-44's mid-depth bowl is enough to provide just the right balance between richness of sound and articulation, which is exactly what I was looking for and is a staple of the ovation sound. Action was quite high with D'Addario medium strings. When my tech lowered the action and put super lights on, he noticed that many of the frets were uneven and needed dressed. Now, playability is nice. The pre-amp needs an upgrade as it is not as responsive as it should be. Outside EQs are needed to shape your sound the way you want it. The tuner is a nice feature and is accurate. Although this review may sound a bit mixed, I do play this guitar every day. Although I am saving to upgrade to an Ovation 2778AX Elite with the deep contour bowl.

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    5.0

    my second celebrity

    By mike-FDZ5V

    from huntington wv

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    this is my second ovation celebrity the first was stolen. for the price you will not find a better built or sounding guitar.

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    4.0

    Unless you just wanna buy the name...

    By Shreddtastic

    from Milwaukee, WI

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I received this guitar as a hand me down from my first teacher, prior to this I was playing applause ae128. After four years of him playing it some things had started going wrong. There is a growing gap between the plastic and wood, when plugged in, the pre amp periodically turns itself off. The tone and action are still great, but are comparable to that of ovations sister company applause. If you?re in it for the tone, not the name, buy the applause.

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    3.0

    OK but you can get more for your money

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    These guitars look cool and sound pretty decent when you play acoustically. Round back can be a pain especially if you have a round belly. Mine has had some neck and action issues that have made it hard to play and you are limited in your repair options since these have a unitary saddle pickup. Which brings me to the pickup which is really not that great sounding the pre-amp helps but it gives you that compressed over mid-range quack pretty easily. For the price these guitars just don't hold up to there competitors in value. I would either save for a USA model or look at an Applause . The only difference is the built in tuner which is nice but not worth paying double the price.

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    5.0

    Awesome Intermediate Guitar

    By Therunman

    from Cary, NC

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    My friend owns this guitar and I use it often. The tone of the guitar is great no matter if you're plugged in or not regardless of the genre you're playing. The multi soundhole design provides a fresh look to the guitar as well as not having to worry about having picks falling into the guitar. The round back is not for very cold and dry climates. I have heard stories about how the back separated from the front of the guitar. I recommend this guitar to anyone who wants to advance from a beginner guitar to an intermediate one. You will not have to worry about you're skills being too much for this guitar. It is made in Asia, because it is a celebrity, but uses many of the same, if not all, of the same parts as American made Ovations. As usual, Ovation did a great job.

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    5.0

    First Acoustic/Electric

    By Dalton

    from Houston, Tx

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    My dad surprised me with this for christmas I really wanted a takamine but, he got me this one. I really like the built in tuner you can tune in standard drop d anything you want. I have a problem around my 7 to 8 fret on my e b and g string with a buzz sound but, with a medium gage string it sounds amazing. I'm really not a big fan of the plastic back but, thats just my personal oppinion it really doesn't make much of a difference in the guitar to me except that i have trouble keeping it on my leg when sitting and playing. I'd have to say that im pretty happy with my dad's choice though.

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    5.0

    AMAZING

    By cullenl0ver

    from somewhere

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity CC44 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    i love this guitar so much. how it has a built in tuner made me so happy and excited! its well worth the money. its a beautiful instrument.

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