Ovation Elite Plus Contour - Koa

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with AAA Solid Spruce Top and Exotic Wood Veneer, Contour-series Composite Body, 5-piece Mahogany/Maple Neck, Ebony Fretboard, and Ovation Op-Pro Electronics - Koa
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A Louder, Lighter, and Richer Ovation Elite

This addition to the Elite series, the Ovation Elite Plus Contour, boasts several upgrades over the original. For starters, the AAA solid spruce top with hand-selected exotic veneer looks and sounds better than ever. Next, the signature rounded composite body and upgraded 5-piece mahogany/maple neck are lighter, richer, and more natural for a playing experience even more acoustic players will appreciate. Finally, the onboard Op-Pro Studio preamp features an onboard compressor in addition to its EQ section and tuner to smooth out chords, fingerpicked parts, and leads straight from the stage or direct into a recording medium.

Ovation Elite Plus Contour Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Striking and responsive AAA spruce/exotic wood top
  • Signature composite body is richer and lighter than ever
  • Op-Pro Studio preamp has onboard compression, EQ, and tuner for stage/studio convenience
Striking and responsive AAA spruce/exotic top

The Elite Plus Contour's solid spruce top provides excellent projection, balance, and focus to Ovation's upgraded Lyrachord body. And for a bold look that'll capture an audience's attention, a hand-selected exotic wood veneer gives the Elite Plus Contour the look of a custom instrument.

Signature composite body is richer and lighter than ever

Ovation's lightweight Lyrachord composite body now provides a richer and more dynamic playing response acoustically or plugged in. A comfortable curve keeps the Elite Plus Contour from digging into the player's body during performances, and a cutaway provides easy access to higher frets for solos and lead work.

Op-Pro Studio preamp has onboard compression, EQ, and tuner for stage/studio convenience

The Elite Plus Contour's Op-Pro Studio preamp now includes an onboard compressor to smooth out playing dynamics. This helps to tame distracting jumps in level when plugged in direct. A three-band EQ section with mid-dip switch lets you sculpt a tone that's perfectly tailored to your voice or ensemble, and an onboard tuner will keep you in tune between songs. For a gutsy-sounding direct tone that gives you full tonal control of your guitar from the stage, Sweetwater guitarists recommend checking out the Ovation Elite Plus Contour.

Ovation Elite Plus Contour Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Upgrade to the Ovation Elite acoustic guitar
  • AAA solid spruce top with a hand-selected exotic wood veneer
  • Comfortable contoured composite Lyrachord body responds naturally to dynamics
  • Upper-bout soundholes with exotic wood inlays enhance string vibration, provide an innovative look
  • Deluxe 5-piece mahogany/maple neck with fast satin finish
  • Articulate ebony fingerboard with matching bridge
  • Hand-set abalone inlays for a custom appearance
  • Stage-ready Op-Pro Studio preamp with onboard EQ, compression, and tuner
Experience the next stage in Ovation acoustic guitars with the Ovation Elite Plus Contour!

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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 Natural
Top Wood AAA Solid Spruce with Koa veneer
Back & Sides Wood Lyrachord bowl
Body Bracing LX scalloped
Neck Wood 5-piece Mahogany/Maple
Neck Shape C profile
Radius 10"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone dots and diamonds
Number of Frets 17-22
Scale Length 25.25"
Tuning Machines Gold with Ebony buttons
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material ABS Nut
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics OP-Pro Studio preamp with tuner
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number C2078AXP-KOA

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Stunning Looks, Unbelieveable Rich Depth Of Sound Unplugged, Unsurpassed Sound Plugged In

I was after a Koa guitar for ages and my first ever guitar was a cheap celebrity ovation and I missed the uniqueness of that guitar though the sound was not great, for the easy playability of it. When I saw this guitar model I did my research and decided to give Oavtion a go again. It seemed to be best of both worlds... That sweet honey Koa look and as it's the elite plus with deep contour bowl I figured it would sound much better than the shallow rounded cheap celebrity I had before. Well I was amazed when I received it! Beautiful guitar!!! It definitely makes a statement! The same Koa guitar can take on a brown hue in certain lighting to bright honey golden orange in other lighting. Ovation has changed this model slightly for 2017 and made it Koa burst just like the Legend Plus. So there is a darker red hue around the edge of the top just like the Legend Plus and also Taylor Koa series guitars. The epaulettes are inlaid flame maple and look stunning and unique. The guitar had a depth of sound unplugged I didn't expect! I compared it to my Martin OMCPA3 and it sounds just as rich and maybe even has a bit more resonance to it. Also being contour back it doesn't slide like the round backs did. As for Sweetwater what an amazing experience! I am in Canada and shipping was fast and without hassle though I did get hammered with duties and taxes but even then it was less expensive than to purchase inside Canada anyway so great deals! Also my knowledgeable sales engineer was amazing answering every question I had promptly.
Music background: Guitar, Vocals, Sound Mixing / Engineering
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Ovation, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ovation Acoustic / Electric Guitars