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Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The Celebrity Elite Series is your first step into the world of Ovation’s classic multi-soundhole instrument design, with first-rate sound, style, fe...Read More

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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’s 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’s quartersawn scalloped “X” 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
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

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    (2 of 2 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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    5.0

    Great guitar for the money

    By rich

    from new york

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    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 2 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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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet Six-String

      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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