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Ovation's Celebrity GC057 represents one of the most outstanding values in Roundback guitars. This new model, exclusively available here, provides musicians with a great sounding, great playing, and affordable guitar that will last a lifetime.

The GC057 features a comfortable Super Shallow bowl and the all-new OP4BT preamp that is voiced to maximize Ovation's superior balance up and down the fingerboard.

Features

Top: Laminated spruce
Bracing: Modified X
Body: Super shallow cutaway
Rosette: Inlaid abalone
Neck: 3-piece nato w/2-way truss rod
Neck Finish: Satin
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Fingerboard: White bound rosewood w/abalone dot inlays
Fingerboard Inlays: Abalone dots
Scale Length: 25-1/4"
Peghead: Gloss black w/gold Ovation decal logo
Bridge: Walnut
Machines: Chrome
Pickup: Ovation slimline pickup
Electronics: OP-4BT with onboard tuner
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OvationGC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

TREMENDOUS VALUE

I have been looking for an electric-acoustic for a few months now, but I wanted quality without spending a small fortune. I played a few competing models, experienced some dogs at other stores...Read complete review

I have been looking for an electric-acoustic for a few months now, but I wanted quality without spending a small fortune. I played a few competing models, experienced some dogs at other stores (how can a Washburn a/e be worth $389?) but then I saw this guitar on the Guitar Center website. I had $300 that was burning a hole in my pocket, so I rushed over to my nearby GC and played this thing. The first one I played had a buzzing low E string. I would attribute that to a poor setup. That's when I saw the black one hanging next to it. I played the black one and the difference was like night and day. This guitar was set up perfectly and the sound from the super shallow bowl was amazing. But I had no idea what I would experience when I tried out the pickup. OMG! The plugged-in sound is amazing! It has a clean and well rounded full tone that I just fell in love with. I've actually wanted an Ovation guitar for 30 years, but for some reason it's evaded me. Granted, this guitar is made in China, but if I tear off the peghead sticker, you'll be hard pressed to find physical evidence that it was manufactured there (unless you looked at the bowl label). The only bad thing about this guitar is that it doesn't come with an alibi to help me explain my new purchase to my frugal wife...

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Well I have owned 2 of these guitars and they always fall apart on me and there is almost no way to fix it. the wood bridge corroded on me and there is no...Read complete review

Well I have owned 2 of these guitars and they always fall apart on me and there is almost no way to fix it. the wood bridge corroded on me and there is no way to replace it. On my other ovation the glue connecting the neck and the body fell apart and then so did the guitar. I have owned a lot of guitars and these ovations have a great concept and play well, but only if they can stay together.

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(123 of 130 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TREMENDOUS VALUE

By Guixar

from Snellville, GA

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been looking for an electric-acoustic for a few months now, but I wanted quality without spending a small fortune. I played a few competing models, experienced some dogs at other stores (how can a Washburn a/e be worth $389?) but then I saw this guitar on the Guitar Center website. I had $300 that was burning a hole in my pocket, so I rushed over to my nearby GC and played this thing. The first one I played had a buzzing low E string. I would attribute that to a poor setup. That's when I saw the black one hanging next to it. I played the black one and the difference was like night and day. This guitar was set up perfectly and the sound from the super shallow bowl was amazing. But I had no idea what I would experience when I tried out the pickup. OMG! The plugged-in sound is amazing! It has a clean and well rounded full tone that I just fell in love with. I've actually wanted an Ovation guitar for 30 years, but for some reason it's evaded me. Granted, this guitar is made in China, but if I tear off the peghead sticker, you'll be hard pressed to find physical evidence that it was manufactured there (unless you looked at the bowl label). The only bad thing about this guitar is that it doesn't come with an alibi to help me explain my new purchase to my frugal wife...

(50 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS IS THE BEST GUITAR EVER

By Ovationnationsam

from Bethesda, MD

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i bought this guitar 2 weeks ago, and i've never been so happy. it replaced all my other guitars, and made playing a thousand times easier and better. it's clear sound and great melody make this guitar better than any other guitar i've played. i've played $3,000 guitars, and although their price was quite big, it was not even as loud as this ovation. the sound is forced out, providing a clear and almost perfect sound after just one strum or note. i love it, it's the best, i think it is a great guitar for any price range! i recommend this to anyone, no matter their experience, because this is truly the best guitar ever!!!

(36 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love my new ovation

By Connor

from Natick, MA

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

If you're reading this, and you are unsure of what to buy for a guitar, choose the CCO57 ovation. I bought it two days ago, and it rocks. First, it is absolutley sick. Also, you have 3 options:Pure Elecric, Plain Acoustic, or Clean (Amplified Electric.) Take my word for it. This is the way to go. Choose Ovation!:0

(34 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Quite happy

By Bob de Neige

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this particular ovation about 3 months ago, and so far I've been nothing but pleased. It's true, it doesn't have as deep a sound as some other, full bodied guitars, but it also has a brighter, crisper tone to it. Not bad, per say, just different. After playing unplugged for a while, I tested it out plugged into a Crate acoustic amp. It was great! The shallow body lends itself well to being run through a good acoustic amp. All in all, a very pleased customer.

(33 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing sound for the price

By leadworshiper529

from Overland Park, KS

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was amazed at how good this guitar sounded for the price. I tried about a dozen other guitars in relatively the same price range, and this one blew them away! It has a great tone to it, and sounds even better plugged into an amp. It is also very easy to play. The ruby red color also looks really good, and the on board tuner is a huge plus.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My God

By Zachary

from Jacksonville, Florida

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was at a guitar shop the other day looking at guitars, then I picked up this light odd looking thing, it was an Ovation Celebrity. I thought my god are you serious? So i sat on a stool and plugged it an a amp, and I played "Dust in the wind", my god the sound was loud and crisp, i was so impressed. So my dad saw me playing really good with it, so he bought it for me. I can play metal, soft rock, jazz, country, and the Ovation plays superb. Its is really worht your money and I highly recommend this guitar for every one.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ovation @ It's Best!

By HotRodGuitarLuvr

from New Mexico

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about four months after Christmas and have played it almost everyday!I walked into GC and saw it hanging on the wall...I played through an Acoustic amp(which sounds Really good). I recomend it to anyone who has had experience with guitars.It rarely gets out of tune and sounds great when plugged in. I drop my picks ALOT but the bowl makes it soooooooo much easier to get them out. Thes things stand the bumps on walls or chairs. Overall, it's an amazing guitar.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Durable

By Vic

from LA,CA

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

ive had this guitar for about 4 years, been playing live every weekend since. The electronics have never given me any problems,and the sound is as clean as when i got it. Ive thought about getting a more expensive guitar, but just as a luxury, because this guitar gets the job done.

(10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Alright

By PXL

from Southern California

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar's pretty good for practicing, but it's not made for the stage. I bought the black one a few months ago and played it a few times during worship service at church and it just does not do the job plugged in. For some reason it has an annoying lingering treble and it tends to ring wildly while lacking the full bodied sound. I suppose, that's what you would expect from a slim body acoustic and I was just expecting too much. However, the guitar seems to be put together with care and with quality parts. The neck feels awesome and the raw acoustic sound is there. Just don't plug it in and expect too much.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Love It!

By JacoJazz

from New York

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Crisp, clear, easy action, quality instrument. Some things I found out about Ovation guitars: (1) Due to simple physics, the deeper the bowl, the fuller the sound. (2) Ovations with the smaller holes near the neck have a fuller sound and deeper bass than the Ovations with the single center hole. Consequently, they cost more too. I bought this Celebrity with the Super Shallow Bowl, because it's incredibly comfortable to hold, and a nice clean sound, and was relatively easy and comfortable to play. It was not as lound or full sounding as other (deeper) guitars, but that's the trade off when you get a shallow body guitar. I compare it with an Ibenez shallow body acoustic/electric for the same price. The sound was similar, but the durability of the Ovation won out.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice at any price!

By Steve

from Vacaville, California

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Been playing for over 25 years.This guitar is awesome.I love it for any price.It is very easy to transition from electric to acoustic with this guitar because they play so similar. And I play high end Gibsons (Explorer and Les Paul Custom).

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Acoustics-Not so great Electrics

By guitargirl1441

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

When I first played this guitar at the store, it sounded beautiful. I bought it, and brought it home, and played a few songs on it just acoustic. Then I plugged it in my amp to play a more upbeat and rock song. It didn't sound too good because the chords and sounds were just all over the place. And it just sounded like noise. And I tried recording myself, but all you could hear was an acoustic guitar with big loud static behind it. Wasn't great. Then I plugged in my old electric guitar to see if it was just the amp's problem. And when I played the electric guitar, it sounded perfectly fine. If you want a nice acoustic-electric guitar, don't buy this one because it's not worth the money.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not the best.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Not the best value for the guitar. It seems very cheap for a $300 acoustic electric. However, the actual tone and sound is fairly decent. The one main problem is the quality, the strap buttons fell off the one I played, and it isnt durable enough. I would spend maybe, 50 dollars more and get an Ibanez.

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldn't have made a better decision

By Dirtyder

from Dallas

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just perchased my Ovation GC057 today and am extreemly impressed by how much guitar you get for your buck with this thing. I knew going into my purchase that I did not want to spend a lot of money, but did not want to sacrifice quality or sound clarity. My first reaction was to research as much as I could about different guitars in my price range online. I spent approximately 3 days surfing around and kept seeing this guitar on different websites almost all with GREAT reviews. I decided that this was something that I had to check out in person and so I headed down to my local Guitar Center. I spent about 5 minutes with this guitar and knew that it was exactly what I wanted. I purchaed the GC057 and expect to keep it for years to come.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

STOP READING REVEIWS AND BUY THIS GUITAR!!!!

By ovationnationsam

from Bethesda, MD

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

dang, when the guy at guitar center handed me this thing, i was not expecting it to be so good!!! he started going crazy on it, so i tried myself and it felt like an angel. i take it home with me, (never letting go of it despite it's huge bulky case that's squishing me in the car) and play it for the next couple days. in fact, it's sitting next to me right now. it goes everywhere with me, it's smooth, the frets are perfect the sound is great and loud, EVERYTHING about it is awesome. this guitar is THE BEST and beleive me, it is and I mean it. i mite be only one person, but i am one person who thinks you should buy this guitar or regret it....

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great sound but Very high action

By Justine E

from Los Angeles

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Over all the guitar is gorgeas and has a great sound! especially in the red its really pretty! its light and thin and also pretty durable. but i didn't like the plastic back. The action is Very high on it so you really have to push hard down on the strings to get a good sound. And if you have small or weak fingers it can get really painful!

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not Bad yet not Great

By Takamine and Ovation Lover

from Maplewood, New Jersey

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I own an Ovation Celebrity right now. The GC 057. I got it as a gift last year and love it but, that was last year. One reason i don't love it as much is because Ovations don't last long. They are made of plastic and molded helicopter shavings for backs. Also compared to Takamines (For example The one im getting, the EF340SCGN) and other guitar brands this doesnt pack as much of a punch when played. The preamp is not very impressive compared to modern day models but, it gets the job done. Lastly maybe its just on my Ovation but the action is pretty slow. Barre Chords are harder than on all other guitars. I do like it for the simple opinion that it can pack a punch! The super shallow bowl makes it comfortable to hold too. Another thing i like is its different.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love&Pain

By Errold

from Bellflower, Ca

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

song was playing on my itune so i used it as my review title. Anyway, this guitar is great. A lot more positives than negatives, unfortunately, the negative kills most of the fun. +It sounds beautiful. Plugged or unplugged. With fresh strings it sounds amazing but it tends to mud out and the strings sound meshed together once it wears out. +It's lightweight. +Back of the guitar has a nice feel +Tuners hold place and electronics work great (battery seems to die fast maybe its just the brand i use) +Looks great -Neck of the guitar tends to get sticky due to the material --(my major gripe) action is high making long playing uncomfortable especially bar chords [i hear it's a common problem with ovations, and i tried removing shims under the bridge but it didn't help much at all) Overall, great guitar. Needs some frequent care but sounds beautiful with fresh strings. I suppose you can take it to a luthier and get it fixed but there are better options out there. Around the price range, for an acoustic electric, it isn't that bad. b( ^^)b

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ovation GCO%& Celebrity Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-El

By KK62

from Arizona

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is by far my best acoustic-electric guiar. I just bought it the other day, and I am immediately in love. At first, I played for a while, just acoustic. Then I plugged it in to my Fender practice amp, and it sounded heavanly. Pretty much anything acoustic will be played well on this guitar. It has a great tone, and the harmonics ring VERY well. You do not have to push down hard on the frets to get a good sound, either. Any color looks fine, but I got the black one, and it suits me very well. If I had a second choice, I would choose red. About the electronics. It has treble, middle, and bass control, and a gain, (volume) control. It even has a built in tuner! So if you're looking for an acoustic electric guitar that will suit you well, this one definately will!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ovation.....indeed

By Drumguy136

from El Paso

Comments about Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar sounds clean and without buzzing right out of the box, even with the strings which come stock. I fell in love with this guitar when I first played it in the demo room. I recommend this guitar to anyone who wants the best value for their money. AWESOME!!!

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