Ovation GC057 Celebrity Super Shallow Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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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
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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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ok...............

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not terrible, BUT...

By Michael Kincy

from Jackson, TN

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

I read many reviews on here before purchasing it. only today did i realize that they hide all of the low rated reviews at the end of the list. The finish and tone are good, other than a missing inlay at the 12th fret. However, the set-up out of the box is horrible. there was 1/4" between the low E string and the fingerboard at the 12th fret and nearly 3/8" at the 7th fret. I had to tighten the truss rod so tightly that metal started flaking off of either the allen wrench or the head of the rod. after getting the neck straightened out i still had to not only remove both bridge shims but also sand the back side of the bridge to get an acceptable action. After working on the guitar for about 3-4 hours i am happy with the playability. I just don't understand all of these reviews that rave about the action out of the box. Have these reviewers never played a properly set-up guitar?

 
5.0

great guitar

By steven

from bethlehem ga.

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

I just started learning to play and i love this guitar.I bought it used and it sounds like it's brand new.I love music and have always wanted to learn how to play the blues and country rock.This guitar has a great crisp sound and hopefully i will learn how to play it so wish me luck.I am 56 yrs old and retired now and have alot of time on my hands so hopefully i can learn real quick.And when i learn i will invest in a les paul one day. Because i have always wanted to learn to play.So if anyone has some pointers for me just please let me know.

(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.

(12 of 12 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.

(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).

(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

(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.

 
5.0

Impressed

By Larry

from Sparks, Nevada

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

Crisp sound, beautiful action, everything I expected from an Ovation.

 
5.0

Good Guitar, Good Service

By Jim B

from Garner, NC

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

I ordered my guitar on Christmas day, and I got a heck of a deal. I did have to wait an extra day or so because of the Holiday, but the guitar was promptly shipped, and it arrived when I was told it would. I loved the way it played, and the way it sounded, especially when plugged in. It was exactly what I expected. Upon closer inspection I notice black spots blemishing the binding along the bottom edge of the guitar. Instead of shipping it back, I drove to my local guitar center and exchanged it for another of the same model. The service was hassle free. Thanks for doing good business, and being very customer friendly.

(13 of 13 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.

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