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Ovation Custom Elite C2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# H70303

Unmatched playability and innovative multi-soundhole at a streamlined price.

Ovation AX Series Guitars offer the exact same specs and features of their LX siblings at a price that makes them exceptional values.

The Ovation Custom Elite C2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a hand-selected, premium AAA solid-spruce top with LX scalloped bracing. The guitar's Deep Contour Bowl composite body maximizes acoustic output and is ergonomically designed for comfort in any playing position. Ovation's pioneering multi-soundhole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. A cutaway offers full access to the gloss-finished, 5-piece mahogany/maple neck. The guitar boasts hand-inlaid abalone appointments, an ebony fretboard and bridge, and upper-bout soundholes decorated with exotic hardwoods. With its onboard compressor, the OP-Pro Studio preamp enhances strummed chords, fingerpicked arpeggios, and single-note solos. Dual XLR and ¼" output jacks connect the Custom Elite to virtually any sound system, stage amp, or recording console.

Deep Bowl
Ovation's Deep Bowl body generates maximum unamplified volume and enormous low end, yet it's easier to hold and play then a traditional jumbo-body guitar. Models sporting Deep Bowl bodies also perform impressively when plugged in, thanks to Ovation's advanced onboard electronics. A "sonic cannon" that shines either unplugged or through a sound system or stage amp, a Deep Bowl Ovation offers the best of both electric and acoustic worlds.

Advanced Neck System
A lightweight dual-action truss rod makes precision adjustments simple. Carbon fiber stabilizers keep the fingerboard perfectly aligned at the neck/body joint.

OP-Pro Studio
The OP-Pro Studio combines state-of-the-art audio quality with exclusive features designed to meet the needs of professional guitarists. The easy-to-operate unit offers 3-band EQ, exciter and compressor/limiter circuitry, and a chromatic tuner. Ovation's exclusive Expressor and Drive sliders put dynamic control and harmonic enhancement at your fingertips, allowing you to dial in the precise amount of sustain and punch required by the music.

The Op-Pro Preamp is voiced to give you arena-sized sound with a minimum of eq gymnastics. Every improvement comes directly from the needs of pro players and sound.

Patented Pickup
Six separate elements sense both string and top vibration, giving you a better string-to-string balance, no matter what string type or guage you use.

Inlaid Epaulets
The exotic wood leaf-shaped "epaulets" are now inlaid into the top with laser precision. The new cleaner design actually offers a slight sound enhancement.

Scalloped Bracing
Play an LX and prepare to be impressed by the hugeness of the acoustic sound. Deeper, richer but with the legendary Ovation balance and clarity.

Lyrachord Body
The smooth, hard composite Lyrachord GS body improves projection and reflects top vibrations better than traditional material and is now even lighter and stronger. Includes case.

  • Description: 6-String Acoustic/Electric
  • Body Type: Deep Contour
  • Top: AAA Grade Solid Spruce Bracing: Scalloped
  • XScale Length: 25 1/4"
  • Fretboard: Bound Deluxe Ebony
  • Fret Inlay: Elite Style Abalone
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Rosette: Inlaid Exotic Hardwoods
  • Pickup: Original Patented Pickup
  • Nutwidth: 1 11/16"
  • Machines: Gold w/Pearl Buttons
  • Includes case

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OvationCustom Elite C2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Beautiful with Great Stage Sound

By Vetteman

from St. Charles, IL

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  • Clean and Clear
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Killer Looks
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune


  • Dummy 1/4 Plug Req

Best Uses

  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Rules the Stage
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ovation Custom Elite C2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great guitar, I absolutely love it. Nothing sounds like an Ovation on the stage. Crisp, Clean, Rich sounding with on board eq. and a great compressor. Only downside is that to use the XLR out you have to have a 1/4 plugged in to activate the pre-amp or buy/make a custom XLR cable with a grounded shell to activate the pre-amp. Unfortunately, I had to research this on my own to learn this because no documentation came with the guitar. Even still, would highly recommend this guitar for anyone wanting top notch live acoustic sound !

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Very nice guitar

By jimbob

from Lima, OH


  • Finsh
  • Sound


  • Korean made

Best Uses

  • Fingerpicking

Comments about Ovation Custom Elite C2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I would highly recommend this instrument.

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