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Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Black

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The Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX is a 6-string acoustic-electric guitar with a deep contour body and an AA solid spruce top. The 2778 AX features scalloped X-bracing, a rosewood fretboard and bridge... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-23-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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The Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX is a 6-string acoustic-electric guitar with a deep contour body and an AA solid spruce top. The 2778 AX features scalloped X-bracing, a rosewood fretboard and bridge, chrome tuning machines, and an exotic hardwood rosette. The guitar's Ovation OCP-1K pickup delivers classic Ovation acoustic-electric tone.

Features
  • Deep body for full acoustic sound
  • Quality electronics
  • Exotic rosette
  • Solid spruce top
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • 6-String Acoustic-Electric
    Body Type: Deep contour
    Top: AA solid spruce
    Bracing: Scalloped X
    Scale Length: 25-1/4"
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Fret Inlay: Pearl dot / diamond
    Bridge: Rosewood
    Rosette: Inlaid exotic hardwoods
    Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
    Nutwidth: 1 11/16"
    Machines: Chrome
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OvationStandard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent mid price acoustic

This purchase of an Ovation 2778 AX is an upgrade from a Celebrity Elite. The 2778's deep contour bowl adds richness and depth to the overall sound without compromising clarity and articulation. The...Read complete review

This purchase of an Ovation 2778 AX is an upgrade from a Celebrity Elite. The 2778's deep contour bowl adds richness and depth to the overall sound without compromising clarity and articulation. The DC bowl is also more ergonomically designed for comfort and to reduce slippage off your leg. Unplugged, it has a very balanced low-mid-high tone, but without a harsh high end. Just very smooth. The OP-Pro preamp is quite responsive and the pre-eq switch can really change the sound dramatically. The neck seems a tad thicker than the celebrity guitars and not quite as much of a pronounced soft V shape. A little more C shaped. Action is low and uniform and as easy to play at the 15th fret as it is the first fret. The inlaid epulets add beauty to the guitar. Just an overall great instrument for the price.

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Waste Of Money

I rated this guitar a 1, if a Zero would have been a choice I would have given it a Zero. I absolutely hated this Guitar. I don't know if it just wasn't...Read complete review

I rated this guitar a 1, if a Zero would have been a choice I would have given it a Zero. I absolutely hated this Guitar. I don't know if it just wasn't set up right or that's just the way Ovation sends out their Guitars. The string action on the middle to high end was just terrible, strings were so far off the fret board it was just miserable to play. If you don't mind playing the Guitar on the the first 3 frets you might be in business. For what Ovation charges for this piece of junk you think you would get a better playing guitar. What really sets me off is it ships in a cardboard box, no case. I hope Ovation sees this review and streightens up their act, in this competive world there a lot of other decent guitars for the same money, Ovation must be really trying to cut cost. I wish them well and hope they open their eyes. Bottom line, don;t waste your money. I woiuld never buy another Ovation agaiin. As if you didn't know, I did return the Guitar and hopefully will receive a refund.

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5.0

Love this guitar

By Craig

from Cumming, GA

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I got this model used with a Koa top. It is beautiful and sounds fantastic unplugged or plugged in. It is easy to play and lowering the action was a snap. I use Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings and just love the sound

       
      5.0

      Nice Guitar!

      By Bad Bill

      from Borger, Tx

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Playing around.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ovation 2778 AX

        By dave

        from Milford, CT

        Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar! Sound projection is awesome. The unique design also appealed to me. The action was very high when received. Removing the shims to adjust the action was easy and resulted in what I would consider a perfect adjustment. I am now considering buying another Ovation. These are really great mid-priced guitars. I also have a Gibson Hummingbird Pro. The Ovation has just as good a sound and feel but with better projection. I like the Lyachord body as it stands up well to normal use without having to worry about accidental dings.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Used 2778 AX NEB

        By William Martin

        from Bloomfield Hills

        Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I just purchased a used 2778 from a Guitar Center store in Florida. I am in Michigan. I was concerned but the 30 day return to any local store allowed me to take a chance. The guitar was listed as in Great condition with case. First the purchase on line was easy and it took the guitar off line immediately. The shipping tracking system let me follow every step and I received the Guitar on time, free delivery. The packaging could not have been better. I inspected the guitar and it was flawless. The set up was perfect. Not sure how it could have been better. Contacted Ovation gave them the serial number and they told me it was a 2008 model. The sound is AMAZING. This guitar looks, sounds, and plays as New, Ovation is a great guitar and worth every dollar new or used.

        (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Piece of Junk

        By Mr. Sunday Strummer

        from Austin, TX

        Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This guitar has been nothing but a headache since I got it. Came with the strings sitting about a mile off the fret board, frets were sharp and unlevel causing all kinds of buzz. After spending more money getting someone to fix what the factory should have done with the frets I find that the truss rod rattles when you strike the D string while fretting the low E on the 7th fret. Only way to stop the buzz is tighten the truss rod but then the strings buzz because the neck is too flat. For the amount of money I spent on this guitar I would have expected better quality than this. Stay away from this guitar it is junk.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Acoustic Electric Available for the Price.

        By Vern Smart

        from Owen Sound, ON. Canada

        Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Tone and Action work well together to give you a very rewarding experience while playing. Those who are listening say it sounds marvelous. Vern

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Second one's a charm.

        By THEA SCHOEPFER

        from Florida

        Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        My wife ordered me a Standard Deluxe for christmas. She was suppose to hide it from me as a suprise but in usual form, she lasted about 5 minutes after it was delivered before blurting it out. Actually, it was lucky she did. It was close to 90 days before christmas and my 30 day return would have long expired. The set up from the factory on the guitar was the worst I've ever seen. The action was set at 20/64ths. Almost unplayable in the upper register. I returned it to the local guitar center to have it worked on. Over 2 weeks later the guitar tech was still unsure if he would be able to get the action down to an acceptable 8/64ths. I was then told by Ovation and guitar center to return the guitar and a new one was ordered. I received the new guitar in 3 business days and to my suprise it was outstanding. This is a really great guitar . . . if the set-up is correct it has great playability, great sound both unplugged or plugged and just looks phenomenal . . . I have the black. I can still have the shims removed to lower the action even more . . . but I'll wait till I break it in a bit. Great guitar for the money if you happen to get a good one.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great guitar

        By Jay Ishida

        from USA

        Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Sound is subjective, but I absolutely love the acoustics of this instrument with its contour body and AA solid top spruce soundboard. everytime I hear it, it makes me smile. my best purchase in years.
        high quality electronics, onboard tuner, removable shims make adjusting the action very easy.

        (3 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar even after a few decades!

        By John N

        from Washingtion

        Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Only thing I don't like is the plastic back, but hey that makes it cheaper so more of your money is spent on the more important parts.
        My dad gave this guitar to me after owning it for about 20 years, and I have to say I thought it was worth alot more when I first played it, it has a beautiful sound and look even after this long, and I expect it to last a long while longer. Great guitar.Can't say much about how it is right out of the box though, I wasn't even born yet.
        Sounds great Unplugged or not.
        Like I said I thought it was worth a lot more.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ovation Rocks

        By Ira Kleiner

        from merrimack, nh

        Comments about Ovation Standard Elite 2778 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Ovation has always been the choice for me. If you want a great sounding guitar at a great price, look no further.

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