Ovation Elite Plus Celebrity - Trans Blue Quilt Maple

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Quilt Maple Top, Lyrachord Back and Sides, Nato Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and OP-4BT Preamp with Built-in Tuner - Trans Blue Quilt Maple
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Ovation's Innovative Lyrachord Body with Quilt Maple Top

The Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-8TQ acoustic-electric guitar takes Ovation's innovative Lyrachord body and adds a beautiful quilt maple top, for sweet tone with gorgeous looks to match. The Lyrachord body is a durable, lightweight alternative to wood backs and has a smooth interior surface, specifically designed to enhance the reflections inside your instrument. The Mid-Depth Cutaway body is a favorite Ovation body style at Sweetwater, as it strikes a balance between Ovation's thinnest and thickest body styles. And with the built-in OP-4BT electronics, the Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-8TQ is ready to rock!

Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-8TQ Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The history of Ovation
  • Mid-depth body balances sonic projection and playing comfort
  • Onboard OP-4BT preamp
The history of Ovation

In 1964 Charlie Kaman set out to revolutionize the acoustic guitar by compiling a group of aerospace engineers to create something guitar players had never seen or heard before. They discovered that the flat backs of modern day acoustics actually hindered the balance and projection of the guitar. And so, the roundback designs found on Ovation guitars were born. As Charlie himself put it, "in helicopters, the engineers spend all their time trying to figure out how to remove vibration. To build a guitar, you spend your time trying to figure out how to put vibration in."

Mid-depth body balances sonic projection and playing comfort

Ovation guitars possess one of the more intriguing acoustic-electric guitar designs you'll find at Sweetwater. This Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-8TQ sports Ovation's mid-depth body style which helps enhance projection and tonal richness while being extremely comfortable to play, even for smaller players.

Onboard OP-4BT preamp

Ovation wrote the book on live acoustic guitar. They were the first company to introduce pickups and preamplifiers in the acoustic guitar, essentially inventing a new instrument. The Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-8TQ is equipped with an OP-4BT preamp that has +/- 12dB control over the bass, midrange, and treble frequencies. In addition, the onboard tuner makes it easy to stay in tune. Ask any guitarist here at Sweetwater - the OP-4BT gives you the tonal control you need onstage.

Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-8TQ Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Acoustic-electric guitar with innovative Lyrachord body
  • Beautiful quilt maple top for crisp, well-balanced tone
  • Mid-depth bowl body with cutaway enhances projection while still being comfortable to play
  • Onboard OP-4BT electronics with built-in tuner so you always sound your best
  • Rosewood fretboard plays fast and smooth
  • 3-band EQ helps you fine-tune your sound for any stage setting
You're ready to perform with the Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-8TQ!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Mid-Depth Cutaway
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Transparent Blue
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Quilt Maple
Back & Sides Wood Lyrachord
Body Bracing Quartersawn Scalloped X
Binding Black
Neck Wood Nato
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 10" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.25"
Tuning Machines Chrome Die-Cast
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics OP-4BT with Ovation Slimline Pickup
Strings D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light, (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number CE44P-8TQ

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LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Purchased the Trans Blue Quilted Blue Ovation some time ago and cant say enough about the great sound and look of this guitar(not to mention the excellent customer service from Sweetwater).
Music background: Musically Declined

Quilted Blue!

I just recieved my new Ovation today!! And I'm completely in LOVE with this guitar! It looks gorgeous! It plays very nicely BUT the best part is that it sounds beautiful !! Acoustically very nice but I couldn't wait for rehearsal tomorrow night so I plugged her into a Fender twin ultrachorus I use as a home practice amp and Wow! Full rich dynamic sound! Every string sounds as strong as the next no weak spots. Don't want to put it down! For the price and the quick service you can't beat this guitar or Sweetwater.com Now this beauty is going into the collection right next to my 12 string Ovation I've been playing for 30+ years!Thanks Sweetwater!! you folks are the best!
Music background: Playing guitar for almost 40 years currently in a gigging 3 piece!


This is a true piece of beauty. Plays better than I remember Ovations playing but sounds just as good. Thanks again Sweetwater!! You guys rock!!

CE44P-8TQ Trans,Blue,Quilt,Maple

I always wanted to learn to read guitar tab, understand guitar theory, and play the guitar., Since mu purchase I have bought a few accessories, all which perform well. My guitar has a sweet tonal quality, which makes you to want to play more. Feels good in my hand, and it is easily strummed.
Music background: Drummer for 55 years


Nice and still happy after two months. The sound is awesome, and so is the feel. Lastly, it is beautiful.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Ovation, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ovation Acoustic / Electric Guitars