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OVERVIEW

Mid-depth body with a solid top, updated bracing and stage-ready electronics.

The Celebrity Elite Series is your first step into the world of Ovation' classic multi-soundhole instrument design, with first-rate sound, style, features and value.

The Celebrity Elite CE44-1 guitar has the classic mid-depth Lyrachord cutaway body with a solid spruce top featuring the Elite multi-soundhole design, which provides clear highs and focused, balanced bass response. For the top' quartersawn scalloped œX bracing, Ovation viewed earlier bracing patterns extensively and arrived at a remarkable new design that borrows from the past and is voiced for the present, with natural tone and optimal response and power. Together, body, top and soundholes create the classic Ovation Elitesound, resonating with full projection, remarkable note clarity and balance, and nuanced tonal complexity.

The top also has elegant multi-wood epaulets, black binding and a beautiful two-color sunburst gloss finish. Other premium features include an effortlessly playable satin-finish neck, 10-radius rosewood fretboard with 20 fully accessible frets (24 frets for high E string) and pearloid inlays, and a rosewood bridge. For great live sound, the CE44-1 features an Ovation Slimline pickup and OP-4BT preamp system with three-band EQ, volume/gain control, onboard tuner and low-battery light.

FEATURES
  • Mid-depth body with solid spruce top
  • Updated Quartersawn Scalloped X bracing
  • Nato neck with rosewood fingerboard and satin finish
  • Ovation Slimline pickup and OP-4BT preamp
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Series: Celebrity Elite
    Body Style: Mid-Depth Cutaway
    Top: Solid Spruce
    Back: Lyrachord Mid-Depth Bowl
    Neck: Nato
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Scale Length: 25-1/4" (641mm)
    Tuning Machines: Chrome
    Bridge: Rosewood
    Hardware: Chrome Ovation
    Strings: D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light, (.012-.053)
    Nut (Material/Width): ABS, 1-11/16" (43mm)
    Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped X
    Fingerboard Radius: 10" (254mm)
    Number of Frets: 20 fully accessible; 24 on High E String
    Top Finish: 2-Tone Sunburst Gloss
    Special Electronics: OP-4BT with Ovation Slimline Pickup
    Body Binding: Black
    Position Inlays: Pearloid
    Epaulet: Multi-Wood
    Neck Binding: Black

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OvationCelebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

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Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
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5.0

OVATION

By Jeff

from Every Witch by Jeff Friedman on you tube

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Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Nice guitar!

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5.0

I love This Guitar !

By Rick B.

from Binghamton , NY

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Requires Constant Tuning

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am basically a novice guitar player . Although I have been playing for over 40 years I never could get the hang of reading frets and playing lead. I play a pretty good rythym guitar but usually just put on an album and practice to it. Mostly Bruce Springsteen but I like the eagles , John Mellancamp and all that kind of music. I am a 70s nut and will play a lot of that music. I especially like the challenge of Journey and Led Zeppelin.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I spoke too soon, would not buy another one

By SecretAgentMan

from Orange, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • great electronics for plugging straight into PA

Cons

  • fretboard hump at body joint
  • Not Consistent
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Couldn't lower action on B & E strings without fret topping at a pro guitar shop. Cha-ching ! You know how much that costs. Still has a slight fret ring which causes thin notes. Now convinced all celeb elites have a hump between the 10th & 14th fret, but only on the treble side. You can top / level the frets, but if it's bad enough, you have to pop them and re-plane the fretboard too. Mo money ! Also, the necks are getting fatter, what's up in the China factory ? This will be my last Ovation, the quality control is not there.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Finally got one in playable condition

    By SecretAgentMan

    from Orange, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Nice balance between highs and lows.

    Cons

    • Poor fretboard construction from China factory

    Best Uses

    • all acoustic/elect uses, Ovation pickups good

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I think all hecho en China models have a hump in the fretboard beginning around the 12th fret, which causes the B & E strings to sound brittle and tinny, if they don't outright buzz. A guitar tech friend calls this hump "ovation-itis". That's why they set them up med/high at the factory, which is hardly playable. This one was a surprise ! The action was almost low enough to be fun and required only a fret dressing, levelling on the 12th and above frets, and action adjust. It needs a little more, but it's fun to play now.

    This is the 4th celeb elite I've ordered, and 2nd one I've kept. The first, a supershallow bowl, required popping the frets off above the 10th and fretboard plained before re-fretting. The cost was almost as much as I paid for the guitar, cha-ching, lesson learned. Once you get the kinks out, these guitars are great for almost anything. The mid-deep bowl has much better lows and overall projection than the supershallows.

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    5.0

    Beautiful instrument

    By Trix

    from Ft. Myers, Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Built-in tuner
    • Consistent
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune
    • Well Built

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues
      • With Friends

      Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      An absolutely wonderful guitar. I have always settled for second-best (LTD instead of ESP, Applause instead of Ovation, etc.) but this time I decided to go for the gold and I'm very glad I did. It has a beautiful sound, a smooth, professional feel, and amazing playability. Even with songs I have perfected, I find that I play this Ovation smoother and cleaner than with my Fender or Ibanez acoustics.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well balanced guitar

      By gvbrown

      from Traverse City, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Accurate Intonation
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune
      • Well Balanced Tone

      Cons

      • Tuner Feels Cheap

      Best Uses

      • Fingerstyle
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Great acoustic electric guitar for this price range. Well balanced tones from low to high. Works well with or without an amplifier.

      It doesn't have the rolling lows like my dreadnoughts, however, you wouldn't expect that from an instrument of this design.

      The intonation of the instrument was the first thing that really impressed me, which was dead on, all the way up the neck. Acceptably lower action than a regular acoustic (probably adjusted), with no fret buzz.

      The neck itself is slightly narrower than I'm used to, however, it is very fun to play, and easy to adapt to. I use lighter gauge strings on this, which seems to be preferable, as opposed to medium strings, which I use on other instruments.

      It is a beautiful instrument with a striking, unique design.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar for the money

      By rich

      from new york

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Great instrument for the money

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Piece

        By Josh

        from Turkey

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Smooth Classic Music

        Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        A beautiful sounding guitar and very fun to play.

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet Six-String

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        By ModusArtsGroup

        from Vermont

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        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I have always loved these guitars. Years ago I knew someone who had one and I was super-jealous and never forgot how much I admired and desired it. This is the best acoustic I have ever owned. It is in my hands every spare moment I have during the day and I keep it on a stand when I can see it and just gaze at it as I fall asleep. Get one!

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