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Ovation iDea Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Ovation iDea is the first acoustic guitar of its kind to feature a built-in MP3 recorder and player. A digital recorder built into the Ovation pr...Click To Read More About This Product
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Record your performances on the onboard MP3 recorder!
The Ovation iDea is the first acoustic guitar of its kind to feature a built-in MP3 recorder and player. A digital recorder built into the Ovation preamp makes it easy to record entire songs or fragments—even vocals and commentary on the fly. The Ovation iDea is also a learning tool that offers audio lessons on chords, arpeggios, harmonics, and more, pre-installed in the guitar's onboard memory.
Files in the Ovation iDea guitar can be moved, renamed, deleted and rearranged right on your computer's desktop. Download and play mixes from recording software, rhythm tracks, and even songs you want to learn either through the guitar output or headphones. Several jam tracks are also pre-installed in the Ovation iDea Acoustic-Electric Guitar and additional tracks are available online.
- Model: CC54i-PL
- Type: 6-string acoustic-electric
- Finish: PL satin platinum
- Top: Laminated spruce
- Bracing: Modified X
- Body: Mid-depth cutaway
- Sound holes: iDea elliptical
- Neck: Nato
- Neck finish: Satin platinum
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with black satin
- Inlays: 12th fret "i"
- Scale length: 25-1/4"
- Bridge: Rosewood with black satin
- Tuners: Black Ovation
- Preamp: Ovation iDea
- Pickup: Ovation slimline
- On-board controls:
- USB connection
- headphone jack
- Mic input jack
- Record button
- Repeat button
- Play/stop button
- Backlit menu screen with jog control
- Volume, bass, mid, and treble slider controls
Reviewed by 4 customers
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Bought it and returned it 2 days later. Cons: The tuner never worked once, the microphones barely pick up vocals (like they claim. Pros: Good action, fast playing, good tone through a clean amp, fun to play. Want an Ovation? Get one without these bells and whistles.
This is a great concept having an M3 recorder inside the guitar and I was looking forward to buying one. Lucky for me I stopped by a retailer and tried one before spending $600.00. The electronics look fine and the features are exactly what a budding composer could use, but the quality of this Chinese made guitar leaves a lot to be desired. There was paint overspray in the sound holes and the overall guitar looked extremely cheap. The sound (without an amp) sounded tinny for even a cheap Ovation. These guys make some fine guitars, but this isn't one of them.
_Pros_Good sounding through headphones and acoustically.Onboard MP3 Player/Recorder3-Band Equalizer, especially useful if recordings are drowned in bass.Tuner (Very fast, see cons though)AUX Jack for recording from other devices._Cons_Shape of the guitar can be uncomfortable.Preamp does not turn on without having headphones or amp plugged in. (Very big disappointment for me)Batteries run out quickly; when your batteries get low, your tuner starts having issues on picking what note it wants to tune; other than this the tuner is great.Non-expandable memory, stuck with built-in 128MB. Runs out quickly!Volume control and equalizer does not work when playing over songs with the built-in player._Other Thoughts_I've not had a chance to try out the amp-out jack.Played in a noisy cafeteria, did not pick up any background noise when recording.Tuned down to C#F#BEG#C#, no buzzing at all, except my high E string popped :(Great for hobbyists, get a higher-end for professionals.
I have owned this guitar two months now and it plays and sounds great,either with an amp or without. The mp3 is cool but the onboard tuner will not stay on a played note. It is like it is not sure what note is being played. I have given up and use an external tuner.