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Ovation Celebrity Doubleneck CSE225 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Ovation Celebrity CSE225-8TY 6/12 Double Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a beautiful flame maple soundboard with unique quintad bracing pattern that...Click To Read More About This Product

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Both the hottest acoustic 6-string AND 12-string around.

The Ovation Celebrity CSE225-8TY 6/12 Double Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a beautiful flame maple soundboard with unique quintad bracing pattern that provides sweet clear resonance while the OP-24+ electronics allow seamless switching between the slim, fast nato necks. White bound rosewood fretboards over Ovation's unique aluminum-channel neck cores provide unparalleled stability and warp resistance. The guitar's super-shallow Lyrachord bowl delivers fantastic projection through multiple soundholes.

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FEATURES
  • Type: Celebrity SE Double Neck
  • Finish: Blue Burst on Flame Maple
  • Top: Flame Maple
  • Bracing: Modified Quintad
  • Body: Custom Super Shallow Double Cutaway
  • Epaulets: Multi Piece Hardwood
  • Necks: 6/12 String, 3-Piece Nato
  • Neck Finish: Natural Satin
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16" (6-String), 1-7/8" (12-String)
  • Fingerboard: White Bound Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Abalone Elite Style
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Peghead: Gloss Black w/ Gold Foil Ovation Logo
  • Bridge: Walnut
  • Machines: Gold
  • Pickup: Ovation High Output Pickups
  • Electronics: OP 24+
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4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Overseas Ovation

Ordinarily, one thinks of Applause guitars as being Ovation's overseas line. This guitar arrived with the "Made in Korea" sticker prominently emblazoned on the back of one of the headstocks. I...Read complete review

Ordinarily, one thinks of Applause guitars as being Ovation's overseas line. This guitar arrived with the "Made in Korea" sticker prominently emblazoned on the back of one of the headstocks. I had assumed this would be the case, though. A doubleneck (Made in the USA) Ovation would probably run upwards of $5k! For a "shallow bowl," it seems a bit deeper than I thought it'd be--I'd hate to imagine what a deep-bowled guitar would be like! The action is a bit high from the factory, but at least that gives you the option to lower it (mine came with spacers for the saddles). If the action's too low, there's not much that can be done (for a reasonable price). I always play in standard tuning and haven't had issues with the 12-string bridge lifting off the soundboard. I've had my guitar for about seven years now, and the volume control (or any other part of the electronics) hasn't broken, dropped into the case, or anything. They're all fine. Granted, I might play this guitar five or six times a year (Suite Madame Blue, mainly), though. The main reason for that is the poorly designed neck selector switch--it's a "paddle" style switch that sticks up about 3/4" from the side of the otherwise very sleek guitar. As clumsy as I can be, it's a wonder I haven't knocked that baby off yet! That design may make it a bit easier to switch necks mid-song, but Kamen (the company that owns Ovation) is one of the world's premier engineering companies of military hardware. Surely they could have come up with a better, more rugged way to switch between necks!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ovation CSE225

Bought this guitar for a specific purpose - as one half of an acoustic guitar duo, we sometimes need to either tune down 1/2 step or we use alternate tuning. This was a...Read complete review

Bought this guitar for a specific purpose - as one half of an acoustic guitar duo, we sometimes need to either tune down 1/2 step or we use alternate tuning. This was a "kill 2 birds with 1 stone" purchase - tune the 12-string neck to EEBEBE and tune the 6-string neck down 1/2 step. Visually the guitar is beautiful. First thing I noticed out of the case was that the neck selector switch is very flimsy and awkwardly located. I've only used this guitar at a half dozen gigs, and at Friday night's gig there was no sound output at all. The volume slider actually came off the guitar on stage. Very embarrassing. Had to retune a standard tuned guitar to EEBEBE on the fly. We will see how Ovation handles my warranty claim. The guitar has taken no abuse at all - always in the case. I think the electronics are flimsy at best. All in all - very nice to look at, but not as well made as it appears.

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Ya Get what you Pay for !!

By DragonFlySlayer

from Kalifornia

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On first sight and thought it seems like a good thing. It can be but realize that it is an off shore production guitar and it needs things such as action set up and yes the switch and electronics are the much cheaper cost even for an off shore plant with what appears to be limited quality control from the one I was holding. The wood is Pli Wood/not choice spruce top from a temp controled stock room and it has very little to be desired within the fret job from the model I had in my hands. I wanted it but after I picked it up I didn't want it. But your probably safe with Musicians friend on returning it. Some off shore guitars will surprise you with pleasure. For me the one I had in my hands didn't. If it was made the way everyone here wants it to be made it would run you much more $$.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fun to play.

By Ethanb08

from Canada

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It was a blast to play. The action was nice, I never realized how good it sounded till i played other 6 string or 12 string acoustics. The price is also very resonable for what you get. I hope to pick it up for good in the future.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ovation CSE225

By Tonto Goldstein

from Houston

Bought this guitar for a specific purpose - as one half of an acoustic guitar duo, we sometimes need to either tune down 1/2 step or we use alternate tuning. This was a "kill 2 birds with 1 stone" purchase - tune the 12-string neck to EEBEBE and tune the 6-string neck down 1/2 step. Visually the guitar is beautiful. First thing I noticed out of the case was that the neck selector switch is very flimsy and awkwardly located. I've only used this guitar at a half dozen gigs, and at Friday night's gig there was no sound output at all. The volume slider actually came off the guitar on stage. Very embarrassing. Had to retune a standard tuned guitar to EEBEBE on the fly. We will see how Ovation handles my warranty claim. The guitar has taken no abuse at all - always in the case. I think the electronics are flimsy at best. All in all - very nice to look at, but not as well made as it appears.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ya get what ya pay for part II

By Bassman63-MW8Ui

from Central valley Ca.

I recieved this "dream" guitar from my wife as a birthday present. Visually striking and a very decent sound plugged in or not. Not happy with the cheap neck switch. Sadly within a month the 12 string bridge started lifting. Ovation replaced the guitar (great customer service)Had the replacement for a good while with no problems until the volume slider fell in at a gig ,luckly the guitar was wide open on the volume so I can control the vol @ the amp. Electronics are sealed so you have to replace the whole pre-amp unit.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good guitar with some flaws

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have two major beefs with this guitar. The first is the 3-way switch. When playing upper frets on the 6-string, your right shoulder tends toward the left (because it's more of a reach than normal) and sometimes inadvertently switches OFF the 6-string pickup! In other words, I think the switch is backwards; it should be switched left to activate the 6-string and right to activate the 12-string, but that's not how it's set up. Also, if you're a sometimes lazy player like me and like to play in a reclined position while watching TV or something, the 3-way switch can dig into your chest. There has to be a better setup for that 3-way switch.My second beef with the guitar was the initial setup. The action from the manufacturer was pretty high on both necks. I just paid nearly a thousand bucks for this guitar, now I have to pay at least $50 more to have both necks adjusted. All the strings were extremely loose during shipping, which means that the neck probably has never been under an extended period of tension from strings...not good.(I also busted the high G-string on the 12-string because I tuned it up to G too quickly. It's a 9-gauge string, which on most guitars gets tuned to an E, but this one needs to go all the way up to G, so be careful when tuning)On the positive side, it has a good sound, especially when plugged into an acoustic amp. And I'll state the obvious...it's a pretty fun, attention-grabbing guitar.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

wow

By zildjian player

from australia

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I got this guitar and it looked good. I plucked a string and it sucked balls!!! I hate this guitar with all my heart!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ovation double neck

By doublenecker

from Amarillo

Double neck 6/12. Great sound , Studio or otherwise. Make sure you watch the bridge. My 12 string bridge came loose. Need to tune half step down on 12 string.. That should help.. Beautiful guitar and good electronics. My nephews six string ovation did the same.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By MikeyBDIG

from Massachusetts

I was not sure how comfortable this guitar would be to play when I ordered it. All my worries were put to rest the minute I took it out of the case. (Yes, it actually comes with a case!) This guitar looks even better than the picture and the shallow bowl makes it very easy to play while standing or sitting.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Overseas Ovation

By Musical Friend

from Washington, DC

Ordinarily, one thinks of Applause guitars as being Ovation's overseas line. This guitar arrived with the "Made in Korea" sticker prominently emblazoned on the back of one of the headstocks. I had assumed this would be the case, though. A doubleneck (Made in the USA) Ovation would probably run upwards of $5k! For a "shallow bowl," it seems a bit deeper than I thought it'd be--I'd hate to imagine what a deep-bowled guitar would be like! The action is a bit high from the factory, but at least that gives you the option to lower it (mine came with spacers for the saddles). If the action's too low, there's not much that can be done (for a reasonable price). I always play in standard tuning and haven't had issues with the 12-string bridge lifting off the soundboard. I've had my guitar for about seven years now, and the volume control (or any other part of the electronics) hasn't broken, dropped into the case, or anything. They're all fine. Granted, I might play this guitar five or six times a year (Suite Madame Blue, mainly), though. The main reason for that is the poorly designed neck selector switch--it's a "paddle" style switch that sticks up about 3/4" from the side of the otherwise very sleek guitar. As clumsy as I can be, it's a wonder I haven't knocked that baby off yet! That design may make it a bit easier to switch necks mid-song, but Kamen (the company that owns Ovation) is one of the world's premier engineering companies of military hardware. Surely they could have come up with a better, more rugged way to switch between necks!

 
5.0

Whoa!

By Chucklesbaby

from Texas

This thing is awesome! the color and appearence rock! I've heard the sound is incredible!

 
5.0

What a Value!

By MEPJr

from Pomeroy, WA

I was a little worried by some of the previous reviews, but I've always wanted a double neck. After receiving this 'axe', I was TOTALLY blown away. It is one of my favorites of ALL time.

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