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Ovation CS28 Celebrity Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar Transparent Ruby Red

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The Celebrity Standard CS28-NEB guitar has the classic Super Shallow Lyrachord cutaway body with a solid spruce top featuring quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing. They reviewed earlier Ovation bracing p... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The Celebrity Standard CS28-NEB guitar has the classic Super Shallow Lyrachord cutaway body with a solid spruce top featuring quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing. They reviewed earlier Ovation bracing patterns extensively to arrive at this remarkable new design, which borrows from the past and is voiced for the present with natural tone and optimal response and power. Together, body and top create the classic Ovation sound, resonating with full projection, remarkable note clarity and balance, and nuanced tonal complexity.

The spruce top also has an elegant inlaid Pearloid rosette, ivory white binding and beautiful Sunburst finish. Other premium features include an effortlessly playable neck with a natural satin finish, gloss black headstock veneer, 20-fret bound rosewood fretboard with Pearloid microdot inlays, and a rosewood bridge. For great live sound, the CS28-NEB features an Ovation Slimline pickup and OP-4BT preamp system with three-band EQ, volume/gain control, onboard and low battery light. Case sold separately.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body type: Other
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back & sides: Lyrachord super shallow
  • Bracing pattern: Quartersawn Scalloped "X"
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25.25"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Ovation
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: ABS
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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OvationCS28 Celebrity Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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(5 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Terrible Guitar

By GuitarHead

from Texas

Pros

  • Looks nice

Cons

  • buzzes, feels terrible, sounds terrible

Best Uses

  • Maybe good for a doorstop or for the kids

Comments about Ovation CS28 Celebrity Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Terrible guitar. I have close to 50 guitars, about a dozen of them acoustic. It's worth maybe half the purchase price. It is a beautiful guitar... too bad it just sucks in all other aspects. Makes me not want to buy an Ovation online without playing it first.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Such a Fun Guitar to play

By Big Al

from Suwanee, Ga

Pros

  • easy to play
  • fun to play

Cons

  • needed some going over when I got it

Best Uses

  • great to play without amplification
  • great with software and headphones
  • noddling around

Comments about Ovation CS28 Celebrity Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

After trading in a few guitars I don't use, I picked this one up for almost nothing (trading stuff in at Guitar Center for new stuff is great!).
At first - when I picked it up, the action was terrible, but Guitar Center did a nice truss rod adjustment and made it great. Also, when I was playing at first, there was a buzz/rattle... found out the tuners were loose when I put new strings on. Tightened the tuners and now it's perfect!
This guitar is so fun to play! I've had cheap and expensive acoustic guitars. The cheap ones make you not want to play, the expensive ones cause me to worry I'm gonna beat up a nice guitar. This one is perfect, places well and I don't worry about banging it into anything. I put light gauge strings on it and it's so easy to play I find myself picking it up all of the time. This is a great guitar because you'll just want to play it all of the time. great action after an adjustment. It stays in tune, it just does what it should with no worries. Nice comfy player that makes me practice a lot more now. I highly recommend this guitar, it will get you back to playing more often.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it!!

By Johnny Rock

from MN

Pros

  • Great low action..zero buzz..sounds awsome.

Cons

  • Round back ovation..I play standing so its fine.

Best Uses

  • Live/ studio/ quick to just grab and play

Comments about Ovation CS28 Celebrity Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Its great..price was great..worth every penny..I played about 20 guitars from Breedlove , Taylor , Fender and Ibanez..This one was perfect for the price..

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar

By Raj

from Manchester CT

Pros

  • beautiful color
  • nice electronics
  • Thin body
  • Warm sound

Cons

  • shape

Best Uses

  • jamming
  • Live
  • unplugged

Comments about Ovation CS28 Celebrity Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is my first Ovation but i really love it. I must confess that i picked this up because of the looks, but i am pleasantly surprised by the sound and play-ability. I picked it up at the store and they set it up for me so i was good to go. I plugged it in the amp and its a beautiful sounding guitar. No humming or buzzing that i found so far. with new strings i feel that the treble sounds higher but you can easily adjust the preamp to fix it. The mid range is very nice and soft. Overall i am a happy customer

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Love-what a difference!

By StephanieK

from Marlton, NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Easy to play
  • Rich, warm tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ovation CS28 Celebrity Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I am by no means a great guitarist, but as I'm improving, I wanted an upgrade from my Mitchell starter. My dad has an ovation and mentioned how easy it is to play. Low action, great sound...I have stepped up my practicing since getting this just because I WANT to play it. I love the color and it sounds amazing. Aside from some buzzing on the E string (which could be my own issue for all I know), I have had no issues and am loving every minute of owning this beauty. Tried an Ibanez a/e but ultimately went with the Ovation, and glad I did. I think it's perfect for someone like me who is just starting to develop some decent playing skills. Guitar came strung and ready to play (after tuning of course)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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