Ovation Standard Elite - New England Burst

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with AA Solid Spruce Top, Lyrachord Back and Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard, and OP-Pro Preamp with Built-in Tuner - New England Burst
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Plug In for Some Serious Acoustic-electric Guitar Tone!

Sporting distinctive upper-bout soundholes, this Ovation 2778AX Standard Elite Deep Contour Cutaway acoustic-electric guitar gives you that legendary Ovation plugged-in performance. Ovation's distinctive deep-contour Lyrachord body is matched with a high-quality solid AA spruce top. Appointments include elegant pearl dot and diamond inlays, as well as a classy inlaid epaulets rosette. The onboard Ovation OCP-1K pickup system provides this 2778AX with a natural and responsive amplified tone, so you know you can take the stage with confidence when you're holding this remarkable acoustic-electric guitar. Sweetwater Sales Engineers agree that this guitar's multi-soundhole design, combined with its state-of-the-art OP-Pro preamp, make this Ovation 2778AX Standard Elite Deep Contour Cutaway a phenomenal acoustic-electric guitar.

Ovation 2778AX Standard Elite Deep Contour Cutaway Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Contour bowl composite body maximizes acoustic output
  • OP-Pro preamp provides state-of-the-art performance with useful features
  • Ovation Guitar Company - a brief history
Contour bowl composite body maximizes acoustic output

Featuring a hand-selected, deluxe AA solid-spruce top with scalloped bracing, this Ovation 2778AX Standard Elite Deep Contour Cutaway acoustic-electric guitar's Contour bowl composite body maximizes acoustic output and is ergonomically designed to keep you comfortable in just about any playing position. On top of that, this 2778AX's multi-soundhole design gives you enhanced string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. Make no mistake, this 2778AX will get you heard on whatever stage you choose to play on.

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

Delivering exceptional plugged-in performance, this Ovation 2778AX 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 2778AX one of the best-sounding stage-ready 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 2778AX Standard Elite Deep Contour Cutaway Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Contour bowl composite body maximizes acoustic output and is ergonomically designed
  • Multi-soundhole design provides enhanced string vibration and sustain
  • Deep-contour cutaway 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
This Ovation 2778AX Standard Elite acoustic-electric guitar delivers phenomenal plugged-in performance!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Deep Contour Cutaway
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color New England Burst
Top Wood AA Grade Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood AA Grade Solid Spruce
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearl Dots/Diamonds
Scale Length 25.25"
Tuning Machines Chrome Die-Cast
Bridge Material Rosewood
Electronics OP-Pro Preamp with Built-in Tuner and 3-band EQ and Ovation OCP-1K Pickup
Manufacturer Part Number 2778AX-NEB

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Ovation 2778AX Deep Contour Cutaway

I purchased my first Ovation as a High School Graduation present to myself back in 1974. I own it to this very day, and it has bounced along from one end of the country to the other and back again. For my 60th birthday after decades of electric guitar collecting, I got the bug for another acoustic and once again, Ovation got the call! This guitar is beautiful and the sound is glorious ... deep and rich with high end sparkle. Very balanced and loud acoustically, the BIG surprise was how wonderful it sounds through an amp. Not an "acoustic" amp, mind you but a solid state Fender Mustang V ... just glorious! The contour shape makes it very easy to hold and play despite the depth of the bowl. Highly recommended. needless to say, the folks at Sweetwater always make me feel highly valued as a customer and they are a pleasure to do business with! Great experience all-around!
Music background: 40+ years of pro touring and studio playing. Now working with a pro sound company as Tech Support.
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sweetwater is awesome

The ovation 2778AX New England Burst is a fantastic acoustic electric guitar. I have owned an Ovation acoustic guitar for over 30 years and I went shopping for another acoustic I am very very happy with my choice. Mike at sweetwater was awesome and I will be doing more business with Mike and sweetwater again.
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