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Ovation Elite AX Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar  Natural 

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Ovations new nylon-string 1773AX acoustic-electric is the latest addition to the Pro Series line. Ovation's cutting-edge design and innovation has ke...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Ovations new nylon-string 1773AX acoustic-electric is the latest addition to the Pro Series line. Ovation's cutting-edge design and innovation has kept them at the forefront of acoustic and acoustic-electric guitar building. This mid-depth body model offers complete fretboard access and is perfect for jazz, Latin, flamenco or classical guitar players looking for balanced tone and exceptional plugged-in performance.

The neck is slightly narrower than on a standard classical guitar, making this Ovation ideal for the steel-string player desiring to explore new territory. Includes case.

A new twist on the nylon-string classical guitar from Ovation.

FEATURES
  • Top: AA grade solid cedar
  • Body: Mid-depth GS
  • Finish: Natural
  • Bracing: Scalloped X bracing
  • Soundhole: Center soundhole
  • Rosette: Inalyed oak leaf with pearl inlays
  • Neck: 5-Piece mahogany/maple
  • Neck finish: Natural gloss
  • Peghead finish: Gloss black
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • F/B Inlays: None
  • Scale length: 26 3/16
  • Bridge: Walnut with black stain
  • Tuners: Gold with soft-touch buttons
  • Preamp: OP-Pro
  • Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
  • Molded 8158 case included

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OvationElite AX Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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4.0

Instrument itself more or less as advertised

By Javaguru

from Spruce Pine, NC

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Comments about Ovation Elite AX Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar:

Instrument arrived without documentation for use of controls, including tuner. Card enclosed was for Ovation "Celebrity" line guitars, not for the 1773AX-4. Fingerboard was said to be "ebony", but this is doubtful from its appearance. Notably missing is information on how to adjust action, since the action is high and the bridge is rather strange-looking for a "classical" guitar. It is also rather peculiar that the tuner needs a 9-volt (!) battery.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

To expensive for high action

By bradr

from Gardner,KS

Pros

  • Sounds Good Plugged In

Cons

  • The Action Is Way To High

Best Uses

    Comments about Ovation Elite AX Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar:

    The action is way to high out of the box. It cost me another 100 to get the action lowered. I hate the slippery back which will not allow you to get in a classical guitar pose to play. The electronics are superb though. My much cheaper Cordoba sounds and plays better than this guitar. Save yourself some money and get it.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Bought it. Sounds and plays great

    Pros

    • Great sound
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Headstock Insignia Coming
    • No Side Fret Board Dots

    Best Uses

    • Gigging And Recording

    Comments about Ovation Elite AX Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar:

    This is my sixth Ovation in the last 35+ years. Overall, I'm pleased with the guitar and its construction. Took me a little bit to get used to a deeper bowl as my last three were all super shallow. Now for my complaints. No side dots? Come on Ovation, you would at least suspect position markers at the 5th and 12th fret. My only other complaint is the Ovation decal on the headstock was beginning to come off when I first opened the case. If I hadn't needed the guitar for a gig in the next several days, I would have sent it back for a replacement. All in all, I'm pleased with the guitar and would definately recommend it to a friend and I thank MF for getting this to me as promptly as they could. For the minor flaws I've noted, I'm going to have to give it 4 stars

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Found the Best For this Price

    By Jhabi

    from Minnesota

    Pros

    • Great looking guitar
    • Great Price Lowest Found
    • Great sound
    • Hardshell Case

    Cons

    • I like everything

    Best Uses

    • Anything You Need To Play

    Comments about Ovation Elite AX Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar:

    Great guitar at a great price!

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    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ovation: quality, tone & playability!

    By thecat

    from Tulsa, OK

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ovation Elite AX Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar:

    This Ovation CE is very impressive in all aspects. No negataive issues have been encountered. However, just a word about stability. If the rounded back presents somewhat of a challenge, consider using a strap. As is rather consistent with Ovation guitars, the sound level may initially seem low in the "unplugged" mode, but the sweet tone quality more than compenstes for this feature.

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