Ovation Legend Classical/Nylon - Natural Gloss

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with AA Solid Cedar Top, Lyrachord Back and Sides, Ebony Fingerboard, and OP-Pro Preamp with Built-in Tuner - Natural
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A Mid-depth Nylon-string Acoustic-electric from Ovation

Delivering impressive projection and rich amplified tone, this Ovation 1773AX Classic Nylon, Mid-depth Cutaway acoustic-electric guitar also gives you complete fretboard access, making it ideal for jazz, Latin, flamenco, or classical guitarists who are looking for exceptional plugged-in performance. If you're a steel-string player looking to explore the nylon-string world, you'll feel right at home on this 1773AX's comfortable neck, which is slightly narrower than a standard classical guitar's. Sweetwater Sales Engineers agree that this guitar's Lyrachord construction and roundback design, combined with its state-of-the-art OP-Pro preamp, make this Ovation 1773AX Classic Nylon, Mid-depth Cutaway a phenomenal nylon-string acoustic-electric guitar.

Ovation 1773AX Classic Nylon, Mid-depth Cutaway Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Mid-depth bowl delivers impressive projection and rich amplified tone
  • OP-Pro preamp provides state-of-the-art performance with useful features
  • Ovation Guitar Company - a brief history
Mid-depth bowl delivers impressive projection and rich amplified tone

Blending elements of Ovation's Super-shallow and Deep bowl designs, this Ovation 1773AX acoustic-electric guitar's Mid-depth bowl gives you amazing projection and an amplified tone that will lend authority to whatever you play. Nonetheless, even smaller players find the Mid-depth bowl comfortable to hold and easy to play. Another advantage to this guitar's Mid-depth cutaway design is that you'll have access to its entire fretboard, making it easy for you to perform scales, slurs, and trills. Make no mistake, this 1773AX, with its Lyrachord construction and roundback design, will get you heard!

OP-Pro preamp provides state-of-the-art performance with useful features

Delivering exceptional plugged-in performance, this Ovation 1773AX acoustic-electric guitar's OP-Pro preamp was designed in collaboration with jazz guitarist Al Di Meola and acoustic rocker Melissa Etheridge. Providing you with a plethora of useful features such as a 3-band EQ, a preset tone enhancement circuit, a battery status light, and a chromatic tuner, the OP-Pro preamp was designed with the professional guitarist in mind. The OP-Pro, in concert with an OCP-1K pickup, makes this 1773AX one of the best-sounding stage-ready nylon-string acoustic guitars out there.

Ovation Guitar Company - a brief history

Founded by Charles Kaman in 1965, the Ovation Guitar Company is known for producing instruments with composite synthetic bowls, rather than conventional wood backs and sides. An aeronautical engineer by trade, Charles felt that there were weaknesses in traditional acoustic guitar designs, and that some of the composite materials he used to build helicopters could be used to control the instruments' vibrations. By utilizing the distinctive parabolic bowl that Ovation guitars have since become known for, Charles found that he could drastically reduce feedback, allowing for greater amplification onstage. Since the development of onboard electronics, Ovation guitars have become one of the most popular brands of acoustic-electrics in the world, endorsed by such artists as Glen Campbell, Nancy Wilson, Steve Lukather, Al DiMeola, and Melissa Etheridge.

Ovation 1773AX Classic Nylon, Mid-depth Cutaway Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Mid-depth bowl delivers impressive projection and rich amplified tone
  • Thinner neck makes this guitar comfortable for steel-string guitarists
  • Cutaway design for easy access to the entire fretboard
  • OP-Pro preamp and OCP-1K pickup provide state-of-the-art plugged-in performance
  • 3-band EQ for sound shaping
  • Hardshell case included
This Ovation 1773AX nylon-string acoustic-electric guitar delivers phenomenal plugged-in performance!

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Mid-Depth Cutaway
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Top Wood AA Solid Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Lyrachord
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Neck Wood 5-Piece Mahogany/Maple
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Scale Length 26.2"
Tuning Machines Gold with Soft-Touch Buttons
Bridge Material Walnut with Black Stain
Electronics OP-Pro Preamp with Built-in Tuner
Case Included Hardshell case included
Manufacturer Part Number 1773AX-4

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Back to my roots

I have been looking for a classical to use in the studio and to play out. My other classical is a 45 yr old that was my first guitar and far too precious (to me) to risk taking out. The older one also had no electronics. Since I own 2 other Ovations and have played an older Ovation classic, I decided that this was the option I was looking for. Once she arrived and I played her, I knew I had made the right decision. Between the cedar top, and the Lyrachord back, she has just the right balance of bright and mellow, a nice even sound throughout. Thanks to Luke and Marisa, It was brought to my attention that both this guitar AND the desired payment term came available at the same time. Thanks to all the Sweetwater crew, I am falling in love with the classical guitar all over again and brining me back to where I started.
Music background: Lifetime Guitarist
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Ovation, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ovation Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Ovation Classical/Nylon String Guitars