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Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Celebrity Elite Plus series builds on the classic multi-soundhole instrument design of the Celebrity Elite guitars, upgrading them with select fi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Mid-depth body with an upgraded top, updated bracing and stage-ready electronics.

The Celebrity Elite Plus series builds on the classic multi-soundhole instrument design of the Celebrity Elite guitars, upgrading them with select figured tops, beautiful abalone appointments and first-rate sound, style and features.

The Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-8TQ guitar has the classic mid-depth Lyrachord cutaway body with a stunning quilt maple top featuring the Elite multi-soundhole design, which provides clear highs and focused, balanced bass response. For the top' quartersawn scalloped "X" bracing, Ovation reviewed their earlier bracing patterns extensively and arrived at a remarkable new design that borrows from the past and is voiced for the present, with natural tone and optimal response and power. Together, body, top and soundholes create the classic Ovation Elite sound, resonating with full projection, remarkable note clarity and balance, and nuanced tonal complexity.

The top also has elegant multi-wood epaulets, black binding, abalone purfling and a beautiful Trans Blue gloss finish. Other premium features include an effortlessly playable satin-finish neck with black binding, 10"-radius rosewood fretboard with 20 fully accessible frets (24 frets for high E string) and abalone inlays, and a rosewood bridge. For great live sound, the CE44P-8TQ features an Ovation Slimline pickup and OP-4BT preamp system with three band EQ, volume/gain control, onboard tuner and low-battery light.

FEATURES
  • Mid-depth body with quilt maple top
  • Updated Quartersawn Scalloped X bracing
  • Nato neck with rosewood fingerboard and satin finish
  • Ovation Slimline pickup and OP-4BT preamp
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Series: Celebrity Elite Plus
  • Body Style: Mid-Depth Cutaway
  • Top: Quilt Maple
  • Back: Lyrachord Mid-Depth Bowl
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25-1/4" (641mm)
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Hardware: Chrome Ovation
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light, (.012-.053)
  • Nut (Material/Width): ABS, 1 11/16" (43mm)
  • Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped X
  • Fingerboard Radius: 10" (254mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20 Fully Accessible; 24 on High E String
  • Top Finish: Trans Blue Gloss
  • Special Electronics: OP-4BT with Ovation Slimline Pickup
  • Body Binding: Black with Abalone Purfling
  • Position Inlays: Abalone
  • Epaulet: Multi-Wood
  • Neck Binding: Black
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OvationCelebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (4)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Need more axes that cut thru like this!

This is surely an acoustic that penetrates the mix like no other. It cooks & not only in the kitchen. Sweet beautiful sound emits from it like it is playing on its...Read complete review

This is surely an acoustic that penetrates the mix like no other. It cooks & not only in the kitchen. Sweet beautiful sound emits from it like it is playing on its own...actually scary. Some of the overtones just happen without even trying. It is a work of art! 'Nuff said.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

pretty but not quite as good as it looks

I got this Ovation with very high hopes based on other reviews.
I was very disappointed with a few things. Once I tuned it up, the neck bent out to unacceptable string...Read complete review

I got this Ovation with very high hopes based on other reviews.
I was very disappointed with a few things. Once I tuned it up, the neck bent out to unacceptable string height, at least 3/8" off 12th fret. Maybe the truss rod could be adjusted, but, no clue as to how to do this, even with my experience of performing that task on many other guitars. The adjustment nut is concealed inside the body, no access thru the soundholes. It did come with a long allen wrench but no idea how I would do this. There was nearly zero paperwork for it, just a cheap China document.
I plugged it in and was also not impressed with the so called 'famous sound of Ovation'
By comparison, I have a Fishman soundhole pickup on a Gibson J45 acoustic that was superior in sound.
Ovation went back, sadly.
Sure was one of prettiest guitars I have seen tho. Perhaps if you take it to a luthier you can get neck adjusted.

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Need more axes that cut thru like this!

By Mending Debris-on Utube

from Scranton, PA

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Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is surely an acoustic that penetrates the mix like no other. It cooks & not only in the kitchen. Sweet beautiful sound emits from it like it is playing on its own...actually scary. Some of the overtones just happen without even trying. It is a work of art! 'Nuff said.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Owned one for awhile and had to get rid of it sadly..

By Edward

from New York

Pros

  • comfort, and then some
  • Playability
  • Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I owned one of these beauties for a while and I have to say, the sound was gorgeous. The playability out of the box was amazing! I didn't have to do anything to it. Ovation had me sold on the first round with this baby. The blue finish is so much nicer in person but I had to get rid of it sadly due to moving around a lot and space issues. I have never had a better and more comfortable guitar to sit around and play, I highly recommend ovation guitars in there entirety if you're looking for a great guitar with awesome quality and playability in this price range. I could just lay my fingers on it and use every fret. It's by far the best combo of beauty, price, sound and playability all in one.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awsome Guitar

    By David

    from Cincinnati, OH

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I was a little unsure about this guitar,
      I played a few lower end ovations at the music store and did not like them.
      I bought this to replace my vintage ovation. Needed the pre-amp for playing live and recording.
      When it arrived I tuned it up and it sounded and played great.
      The Celebrity Elite Plus will sit next to my Fender Strata and Ovation 12 string. I primarily play at Church.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      it sounds nice

      By fishmark1

      from south houston

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      Pros

        Cons

        • a little to rounded neck
        • Very small neck

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          i gave this guitar 4 stars because it was a beautiful guitar with a very nice tone.. I did send this guitar back because of the neck I have been playing classical guitar for over 25 years and this neck was so rounded and small that every time I tried to play bar chords on it that my thumb would keep sliding off the back of the neck I just not use to that type of neck but I am still looking for a steel string guitar maybe I try the codoba11-ce that neck is bigger,, anyway back to this guitar I think this a very nice one for someone who all ready use to playing this type of guitar.. I would recommend this guitar to any of my friends who play steel string acoustic

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          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Definitely buy this Guitar!!

          By ccunn

          from Mississippi

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            A former guitarist in my band owned an Ovation (although different model) and I always loved picking it up and playing on it. About a month ago, I began looking for a replacement to my old go-to Fender acoustic-electric, as it's road days are about finished. While researching what I may want, I remembered that Ovation and decided I would get one for myself. Ordered this one with the blue finish and the three day delivery. MF had it at my door in two days!!! Let me say, first, that the pictures don't do this guitar justice. This thing is an absolutely beautiful guitar!!! When I finished drooling and tuned her up, she played smoothly and had a very lovely sound without plugging in. Plugged in the first time at practice the next day and it was even better. Can't wait until Saturday's live show. She'll be the eye of the stage and will sound great!!! Get this guitar.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By dannylands

            from North Branford, CT

            Pros

            • Beautiful Craftmanship
            • Great Look
            • Great sound

            Cons

            • Nothing

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              this guitar is amazing. It is beautiful and has a warm rich sound to it. The electric component is very sophisticated. Great buy!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Superb!

              By Bill

              from Landisburg,Pa

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I have to say that Im very impressed so far!I just got this guitar yesterday,tuned it to standard pitch,and played stuff that I thought Id never be able to play as acurrately before!The intonation seems up to par the whole way up the neck,the electronics really bring out the beauty in this beast!I must say that its way better than my old Celebrity!I m definetly going to get a case for this beautiful guitar!I give Ovation a standing Ovation on this one!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love this guitar, it is better than the picture.

                By the Twanger

                from Lahaina Maui

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • I am very happy with this guitar. Having read se
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                • cord plugs in a odd place on the back..thats all

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I wish I had bought it sooner, this is now my favorite of the dozen I own. It is so pretty I can't keep my hands off it, and the sound is great. I got the extended warranty but I doubt i'll ever need it. Construction is solid as are the electronics, and I like that rounded back, comfortable sitting or standing. Great guitar!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar for the price!

                By OC Stu

                from Colorado

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I love the way it sounds in small venues like living rooms, picnic areas, any place groups of friends gather. It's also very eye-catching and I get compliments on the the spalted maple body grain pattern. It's perfect!

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Nice Ovation !

                  By Doug

                  from Lake Tahoe Ca

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Very clean , plays like I had hoped . Super pretty !
                    Pleased with electronics . Big Bang Guitar for the price .
                    The Blue Maple top is a conversation in it self .
                    If you want a Ovation Celerty Eilite , get the
                    Case . It needs to be protected . I had a USA made Ovation that was
                    In a Sunburst years back . I can't tell much has changed in it quality from China
                    Made . This new Ovation has a awesome mother of Perl inlay and it is very nice .
                    I have other nice Guitars and feel proud to have this Great playing guitar in
                    My life . My sweet wife give to me for a special Christmas gift and it will
                    be use to bless her ears everyday .

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful and ol' school clean sound from Ovation

                    By MP

                    from Waco, TX

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      This is a solid ol' school good overall guitar. It will sound plain if you don't plug, but it is a reliable long lasting guitar.

                       
                      5.0

                      What can I say? Its the best acoustic guitar Ive got!

                      By Bill

                      from Landisburg,Pa

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Rich Sound
                      • Stays In Tune

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • School Bands
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Very nice guitar for a modest price!I recommend it highly for someone looking for a good acoustic.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        pretty but not quite as good as it looks

                        By Ratzo

                        from Mass

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I got this Ovation with very high hopes based on other reviews.
                        I was very disappointed with a few things. Once I tuned it up, the neck bent out to unacceptable string height, at least 3/8" off 12th fret. Maybe the truss rod could be adjusted, but, no clue as to how to do this, even with my experience of performing that task on many other guitars. The adjustment nut is concealed inside the body, no access thru the soundholes. It did come with a long allen wrench but no idea how I would do this. There was nearly zero paperwork for it, just a cheap China document.
                        I plugged it in and was also not impressed with the so called 'famous sound of Ovation'
                        By comparison, I have a Fishman soundhole pickup on a Gibson J45 acoustic that was superior in sound.
                        Ovation went back, sadly.
                        Sure was one of prettiest guitars I have seen tho. Perhaps if you take it to a luthier you can get neck adjusted.

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