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Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar   

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Ovation, as one of the earliest manufacturers of acoustic-electric guitars, has continued to refine its designs for decades. The Celebrity Mid Depth ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A value-priced roundback guitar that bridges the gap between electric and acoustic.

Ovation, as one of the earliest manufacturers of acoustic-electric guitars, has continued to refine its designs for decades. The Celebrity Mid Depth acoustic-electric has a comfortable back profile and laminated spruce top with minimized bracing that brings out maximum tone whether it's plugged in or not. The on-board OP-4BT preamp has a 3-band EQ section for dialing in your stage sound. The preamp has a chromatic tuner that makes it easy to get your instrument in tune fast whether you use standard, altered, or open tunings. The soft V neck shape will keep you chording comfortably for hours.

FEATURES
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Matched lightweight bracing
  • Soft V neck shape
  • Mid depth body shape

Enjoy the feel of an electric with the sound of an Ovation acoustic. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar

  • 25-1/4" scale length
    20 frets
    1-11/16" nut width
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OvationCelebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Out-Standing "Ovation"

By Gene Martin

from Oregon Coast

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Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

Ok, I give the guitar a rating of 10 overall. The drop to 9 overall comes from having to buy a case separately. Not because of the price, but because it is difficult to know which case fits this guitar the best. I bought the ovation 8117.0 case because of a review stating that it fitted the GC057M like a glove. It does fit, but is a bit too tight. I like a snug fit, but until I did some slight modification inside my case I was afraid to latch it completely for fear of damaging the guitar. I would suggest that Ovation at least recommend which case is best fit for the guitar that one is considering purchasing,(or provide a list of all cases available for the specific guitar) and not leave it up to chance. I would gladly pay the extra price for the complete guitar/case combination as I value my guitars very much.
Am enjoying my new Celebrity GC057M Acoustic/Electric Guitar with the amazingly sweet red finish. The color of this guitar is bursting out and catches the eye immediately.

The setup was awesome right out of the box. Easy to tune with the built in tuner/preamp. Everything right at your fingertips. Once tuned, away I went. The action was soft and playable with no buzzing frets the entire length of the neck. Great for beginners and novices alike.

Most players want to plug right in to an amp, but I enjoyed the sweetly soft acoustical sound while unplugged and this guitar did not disappoint me one bit. Great for practicing in a small room. Once plugged in, the sound was clear and precise through my little Dean Markley amp.

The controls are easily accessed and tweaking the sound via the EQ was just a matter of adjusting to your flavor.
I could not find any flaws in my Celebrity GC057M. The finish is outstanding (Go Red). The neck and body feel great. The setup was dead on straight out of the box once tuned. The sound is just as sweet unplugged as it is amplified. It stayed in tune even after several days of playing. I love playing this guitar.
This is the best part of all. For the money I would buy this guitar again and again. For beginners to novices, the value is beyond anything I would have imagined in this range. Easy to play, easy on soft fingers, easy to barre chord, and easy to setup. I play this guitar daily.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wanted to get back to playing

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

I am an amateur guitar player who loves to play for myself and for the love of music. I took lessons for about 3 years in middle school and played while in college with friends. I currently have a B.C. Rich Son of Beast electric and a Fender Dreadnought acoustic...Both of which had been displayed, however gathering dust for about 5 years. I recently started picking these two up recently and decided I would start to play a bit more often now. I did some research on-line and started gravitating toward Ovation Guitars. I saw the artists listed who played Ovation Guitars and realized I loved the sound of their songs/guitars without realizing what they played before.I had to have one! I looked around on-line and although I would have loved to drop $1,000.00, I realized I do not need to (I AM an amateur and don't plan to become a professional performer). So, I limited my budget to under $500.00. I narrowed down my choices and went to my local music store to see what I could see/feel/hear for myself. While I initially planned to buy a CC24, or a CC28, I saw this GC057 and played all three and didn't "feel" too much of a difference. Overall, here are my thoughts:I noticed I did like the MID-depth bowl's UNPLUGGED sound over the SHALLOW-depth bowl. While the company's line is to: "Plug It In," I wanted to love the sound even when I don't plug it in.I LOVED the sound of the guitar plugged in! I asked the sales representative to have at it, so I could take a step back and listen to the guitar and also because, as I mentioned, I haven't played in a while. He tweaked the 3 band equalizer so I could hear the range of tones and it produced a beautiful, bright, yet full sound.The ruby red color is not done justice in the photographs on-line. I am looking at it now and the depth is warm and rich...Nothing wrong with basic black, but my Fender is all black and I wanted some spice to my guitar rack and really this red just draws my eyes in.I played a bit myself (unplugged so as not to display my deteriorated playing) and my fingers liked the action of the Ovation. Comfortable and solid all the way through!To address some of the points I read others see as negatives to the Ovation Guitar brand:Plastic-Sounding: Whether unplugged or plugged in, I hear brightness and clarity, not plastic-sounding. True, the smell of wood and the feel of an all-wood guitar is distinct, but I just hear the guitar as bright.Roundback Sliding Off Lap: I thought this would be an issue, but nope...This baby feels comfortable in my lap and I don't feel that sharp-slicing-feeling under my arm or in my waist or really even on my forearm. Action Too High: I agree, but because Ovation has made it so easy to remove shims from the saddle and bridge...No problem...And no buzzing strings either.If you are still reading this...I love this guitar, for the sound, for the playability, for the plug-in-ability, for the looks, for the comfort and for the value...Maybe you will too.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar

By Eric Green

from Nixa, MO

Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

Ovation is a very well made quality instrument company. And to think they originally made spacecraft! Do not let this value pass through your hands! If you are serious about your musicianship and really care about your acoustic, this is the route to go.
I play guitar for my church, and I needed one that I could play through the system. I went to one of the local music stores and found this beauty on the wall. I had only heard about Ovations, but never saw or heard one in action. This Celebrity Ovation has a quilted maple top and it has amazing sound!
The Stock preamp in it is incredible! The neck is nice and thin, and the action is just right for my tiny hands. I also love the mother-of-pearl inlays. The rounded back can get to some people, but I personally like it! Ovation is one of the best guitars I've played, and it is so affordable, I would highly recommend it.
The quality of Celebrity Ovations is remarkable! The body is resistant to weather changes because of the lyrachord back. However, watch the strings, dramatic changes in temperature can cause them to fall out of tune (just like any other guitar). The stock preamp and equilizer are astounding, although I can't seem to find a EQ I like yet, but that's just me. I just boost the bass, slightly boost the treble, leave the mid-range in the middle, and viola! Very nice guitar sound.
This is in my opinion the best guitar in the price range! The sound and craftsmanship is just absolutely awesome, and even stage musicians and major performers have used Ovation! It is a top-of-the-line guitar at an intermediate price!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One nice acoustic

By O.D. Gibron

from Smithfield, Va

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Pros

  • Long lasting strings
  • Nice electronics
  • Slim neck

Cons

  • none

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    Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

    Bought this as a Mint Condition used item. Couldn't tell a blemish anywhere. Very impressed with neck and playability of this guitar. So easy to play. I lost a little sound from my dreadnought but not that much. I will take the playability of this guitar and lose a little sound unplugged over the dreadnought any day. Plugged in it sounds awesome. I did have to take a shim out from under the bridge to lower the action but that only took 5 minutes. It plays like butter now and I will continue to put the same brand of strings that came with the guitar. I've played it for two weeks and the strings are still fresh. If you want an easy playing electric/acoustic, don't hesitate if pondering the purchase of this guitar. You will not be disappointed

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love my Ovation

    By Christina Gordon

    from Michigan

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    Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

    Overall this is the best guitar I have ever played, the sound is amazing, the look is great, the feel is perfect. I love it.
    Absolutely amazing, don't use the onboard tuner much, but it's nice to have. I love the rounded back, the smooth action and the fact that there's no pins you have to mess with when restringing.
    Again, very good. It can take my slightly rough handling; being bumped into walls and doorframes and such. Even changing temerature extremely, it does a fairly good job staying in tune.
    Absolutely fantastic guitar for the money, it's a much better guitar than a lot of the expensive ones. Totally worth it.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A real deal for the money

    By Terry Palmer

    from Ravenna,Ohio

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

    Out of the eight guitars I own, five acoustic and three electrics this one might turn out to be my favorite. the thin neck and smooth action makes it easy to play all day long with out the lest bit fatigue. If you want a great instrument, try the Ovation Cebelity GCO57M I think you will love it. .
    Right out of the box this guitar grabs your eye with it's ruby red top and bright inlay .It was more then I expected from a guitar at this price. What a value! It's slender neck and smooth action made It a dream to play. The controls and the on board tuner are convenient and easy to use. Like all Ovation's with there signature rounded back, If your going to sit down and play use a strap or It just might slid off your lap.
    This is the second Ovation guitar that I have perched and I have found that they take pride in there work, This one is easy to look at, easy to play, well built instrument.
    For the money I think it would be hard to find a better buy.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Great Guitar with Great Sound for a Great Price

    By AWSX1686

    from Waynesboro, PA

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    Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

    This is a great guitar I personally think it has a great sound. The round backs of the ovations add a great sound, and the celebrity ovations are amazing. This guitar sounds great not plugged in, but sounds even better when it is plugged in. The action is great and easy to play. The body is solid and the colors look great. Also this guitar stays in tune for quite a while. All in all, this is a great guitar.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality Guitar That Delivers for Any Skill Level

    By King.Drummerboy

    from Joplin, MO

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    Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is absolutely fantastic. Don't let the low price tag or even the picture fool you. This guitar is gorgeous all around. The tone is absolutely beautiful. If the mid-tones are like delicious caramel sauce, the lows are rich, dark chocolate. (Crazy metaphor, I know, but I'm in love with its sound.) The neck is so smooth. No shiny, sticky lacquer here, just velvety smooth mahogany. My hand just slides perfectly up and down it, and the V-shape makes it super-easy to wrap my hand around and play with my thumb, even up on the A-string. The tuner is top-notch and spot on. The body is solidly built and is really comfortable to hold. Some people have trouble with the rounded back sliding out of their laps, but I haven't had any problems. The top is gorgeous. (Get red. You won't regret it.) The strings it comes with are D' Addario Extended Play strings. They're silky smooth and sound awesome. I won't be changing brands. I particularly like how the strings are threaded through the saddle. There is no fumbling with silly tuning pins, and it looks stylish. I haven't had a chance to test the preamp, but I know Ovations are known for their electronics. It looks like I'm just saying good things about this guitar, but I really have nothing bad to say about it. I love it and will never get rid of it. I hope to give it a long, well-used life. If you're one of those people reading and saying, "Yeah, but I don't know if I'll like it as much as that person. Is it really worth buying?", don't think twice about this one. This is geared toward you. I highly recommend this guitar, as so far it's behaved flawlessly. Do buy an Ovation case for it though. Most people know this already, but it won't fit in anything else. I can't tell you how much I'm in love with it. It's gonna' be my baby. I know you'll love it too. A very good choice, and a great value.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Brian T

    By tuna

    from upper peninsula of Michigan.

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    Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

    I love the sound of the Ovation Celebrity GC057M, plugged or unplugged. The neck is the best I ever played on a acoustic guitar, very easy to play even with my short fingers. I have two minor issues with this guitar. One is the high action. I know it can be lowered by removeing bridge shims, but Im worried about string buzz. Second is the fact that because the back is rounded it tends to turn upward,creating a awkward angle. This makes it uncomfortable to play because you have to keep forcing it to stay parallel to your body.Im thinking of trying the Miller strap that cradles the guitar in a sling. It looks like that strap would keep the guitar from turning upward. If I try the strap and it works I will report back.
    Love the neck, Nice and narrow like my Tele. Also nice and light.can play it for hours with no strain.
    Good Quality,seems built very well.
    Great price, greater value. Big sound,little cost.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best bang for your musical buck

    By Paul Magee

    from USA

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    Comments about Ovation Celebrity GC057M Mid Depth Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

    It's a great overall guitar. The neck is very easy, and the playability of this guitar is great for beginners. This guitar sounds great plugged, or unplugged. The round back keeps a full rich sound, but makes it a little awkward when using a strap. If you're looking for a guitar that's going to give you the full package without the rockstar price tag, then look no further...

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