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Ovation CE48P Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar Transparent Regal to Natural

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The Celebrity Elite Plus series builds on the classic multi-sound hole 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 CE48P-KOA guitar has the classic Super Shallow Lyrachord® cutaway body with a Figured Koa T...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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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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$549.0
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Overview

The Celebrity Elite Plus series builds on the classic multi-sound hole 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 CE48P-KOA guitar has the classic Super Shallow Lyrachord® cutaway body with a Figured Koa Top. This top features the Elite multi-soundhole design, which provides clear highs, focused, and balanced bass response. For the top’s quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing, we reviewed earlier Ovation 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, the body, top and sound holes create the classic Ovation Elite sound, resonating with full projection, remarkable note clarity and balance, and nuanced tonal complexity.

The top is complete with white binding and a beautiful transparent Sunburst finish. Other premium features include an effortlessly playable satin-finish neck, 10”-radius rosewood fret board with 20 fully accessible frets (24 frets for high E string), Pearloid inlays, and a rosewood bridge. The CE48P-KOA features an Ovation Slimline pickup and OP-4BT preamp system with three-band EQ, volume/gain control, onboard tuner and low-battery light.

Features

Body
  • Body type: Other
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Figured Koa
  • 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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OvationCE48P Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.5

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4.0

Five, no three, no four, no three, finally four stars…

By Stephen

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Comments about Ovation CE48P Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Pulling this Celebrity Elite CE48P out of the box put a smile on my face. It's beautiful and well made. I tuned it up and heard her voice for the first time – beautiful again. The workmanship is really nice but the reality that it is a Chinese made guitar is reinforced by a "Crafted in China" printed on the back of the head between the tuners and the start of the fingerboard.

I expected the guitar to sound "tinnier" (like tin as in tin can) than my 34 year old Custom Balladeer with its deep contour body. It does sound a little "thinner" (as in skinny) but not nearly as bad as I expected. "Brighter" is the best description I can offer.

The sweet little super shallow body is easy to hold and the strings hover just slightly over the fretboard making it easy to play. 5 Stars…

Then I plugged her in and strummed but the E2 string's was so muted that I could hear it from the guitar but not the amplifier….a bad pick-up…ugh…down to 3 Stars…

The idea of shipping my newly beloved guitar back to the factory or dropping it off for service that might take weeks made me sad so I took the back off and inspected the internals of the guitar. The layout of the electronics is logical and modular. I realized that I could easily replace the broken bridge pick-up myself, all I needed was for the warranty department to ship me a replacement. I called the Warranty and emailed everything that was requested including a copy of the days-old purchase receipt….Warranty had no problem with me doing the repair myself and said they'd ship a replacement directly to my house…up to 4 Stars…I called after a week of no contact and found my claim had slipped through the cracks...down to 3 Stars...Theyexpidited a replacement bridge, pickup and assorted shims and in less than 20 minutes all six strings are singing at least levels through an acoustic amp...back to 4 Stars.

Not counting the warranty problem with pick-up this would have easily been 5 stars...

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3.0

I was disappointed in the action of the guitar.

By Dave Kramer

from 32309

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Comments about Ovation CE48P Celebrity Elite Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The action is too high to enjoy the neck of the guitar.
I bought it to enjoy the electric guitar feeling with my acoustic sound.
Guitar Cntr. Is aware of the problem and i have made time to have
their tech. Adjust the bridge. Thnx

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